The mission of the Harvest Collective is to develop sustainable culture in communities by nurturing the abilities of individuals to proactively solve the stresses posed by climate change and overconsumption of natural resources. Through programming, artistic development, and coordinated outreach campaigns the collective will provide a voice encouraging the general American population to become stewards of their local environmental and social communities. Members of the collective will create and implement programs that build community around local environmental stewardship and creative expression. Initially, these programs will use creative expression to heal individual scars left from generations of exploitation of people and resources. Eventually, the programs will guide individuals into their local environments to maintain their communities ecosystem services. Ultimately, the collective hopes to sustain and nurture a culture capable of manifesting positive social and environmental endeavors.
The Harvest Collective will employ numerous tactics to inspire community empowerment. The first step to community empowerment is a celebration of present assets. The collective will work with the innovation of local leaders to develop the stewardship paradigm within the community. The tactics used will work to implement the ideal of community resource coordination. The coordination of resources will be wholly determined by ideas generated from community members. The collective will act as a catalyst for individuals to decide what they believe to be the most pressing issues they are facing. By creating dialog with the intent of generating sustainable culture, the collective will allow communities to sponsor their own actions to generate positive social change. Once individuals determine their priorities the collective will provide programming templates and information that can guide individuals and communities to their stated goals. If no resources regarding a communities stated goal have been generated, a local community resource coordinator will work with individuals within the community to develop a programming template to reach the determined goals.
The centralized control of The Harvest Collective will act to manage a comprehensive network of resources that encourage the ideals of community innovation and stewardship. The coordination of the entire Harvest Collective will work to generate programming templates for communities; maintain a database of proven programming techniques; provide monetary assistance to community resource coordinators; support artists who promote the sustainable paradigm; facilitate dialog between communities with similar aspirations; sponsor public awareness campaigns about conscientious resource consumption; and encourage all members to celebrate the splendor of creativity and the natural world.
Our church can't be confined to one building.
America is already ripe with sustainable endeavors. In communities across the country momentum is mounting to recognize the collective spirit. A fusion of these effort within local, folk culture will provide a community health initiative that can ameliorate future environmental stresses. Innovation and environmental stewardship are integral to successful, thriving human civilizations. Many cultures throughout the world have lived closely and successfully with with this paradigm. Programs of the collective will fuse an appreciation for the natural with individual creative ingenuity to maximize the full potential of a community's given resources.