Sowing Seeds of Hope for the Hungry and Homeless
Started in 2009, it is the mission of DNN to work towards a series of farms for rehabilitating homeless families and helping communities to grow food for the hungry, additionally providing services for Christian counseling and education, showing God’s love in truth and action.
We apologize for the rocky start to 2020 with the website going up and down. We, unfortunately, have limited funds to keep this going due to the current state of the United States and incoming donations. Please consider donating today and stay tuned for additional changes coming soon.
Aside from collecting and redistributing physical donations, each Spring through Fall has us working community gardens and creating new gardens. We are always looking for additional board members as well.
Sponsor Special Services
In 2019, we began the process of separating out services starting with Rohi Therapy, our counseling services. In 2020, we are considering also separating out a second dba as an online church, having known the future need for church planting on each farm and the current need for reaching out even in times of crisis such as the COVID-19 outbreak.
From the funding of DNN operations to physical donations such as vegetable seeds, we accept anything we can, using what comes in to help lift up the hungry and the homeless. Whatever you can donate will be used transparently for this effort.
What We Do
Since 2009, we have worked towards the goal of a series of farms dedicated to rehabilitating homeless families, taking small steps as we can:
- Starting and maintaining shelter, neighborhood, and community gardens.
- Collecting corporate donations from King Soopers, 104th and Washington, for the left-over seed.
- Opening our first counseling office, Rohi Therapy, in 2019.
We still have a long way to go, but it is a great start.
Our founder, Monte Pescador, was volunteering in a community garden in 2009 when a vision came upon him to build a farm that could teach indoor and outdoor gardening practices, supply food banks and meal centers with fresh produce and more, and rehabilitate homeless families. As a part of his training, he then interned at Harvest Farm, a working farm and addiction rehab facility run by Denver Rescue Mission, and found why this vision would work, a farm representing many careers and aspects of community life and viable for work therapy, counseling, and education.
Since then, Monte has worked hard to collect donations and slowly work the problem of building up to a working farm with the help of his wife, Rebecca, and the many board members who have passed through before, including starting and maintaining community and shelter gardens, starting his own neighborhood garden, and, finally, starting Rohi Therapy, a non-profit effort to help those who need a kind and sometimes therapeutic ear.
With the separation of the counseling office as the DBA Rohi Therapy, we have come to the point of separating goals and the donations that go with them as well.
Whether community or neighborhood gardens, shelter gardens or school gardens, we help with all of them. We have need of soil amendments, maintenance help, fuel funds, and more.
Seeds Donated by
Opened as a DBA by Monte Pescador (MAC/MDiv) and Katherine Edgar (LPC), Rohi Therapy is working towards accepting insurance while also working with people on a sliding scale, offering help to anyone in need.
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Drawing Board: Online Church
The COVID-19 Outbreak of 2020 introduced us to the idea of an online church. Each future farm also being a Christian church plant, starting this branch of DNN early is not that different from the Rohi Therapy offshoot for counseling. This is currently under thought and development by the board.
The Goal: A Farm
Our ultimate goal is farms where they are needed, providing rehabilitation for homeless families; emergency shelter for other homeless people; food for other shelters, meal centers, and food banks; educational facilities; counseling facilities and more.
Towards that end, we have had invitations around the areas of San Jose, California, Portland, Oregon, and even one native American reservation.
To be continued…
Why a farm?
A farm nicely represents a diverse community:
- Career directions include agricultural, mechanical, office, food service and more.
- Individual family housing with option to eat in the cafeteria.
- Public transportation options for off-site work.
- A supportive community.
We can and will piece back together lives that might otherwise repeat into the next generation.
News & Updates
Blog 2020 Vision and the Devil in the Detailsby the founder, Monte Y. Pescador If you've been keeping track of this website, you know we've had it go down and down and down again the last two months or so and, since I'm the only one keeping up with it, I've been very...
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