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Founded 1980

Amaterra is a not-for-profit charitable organization that emphasizes community and the intrinsic value of the Earth. Our "micro grants"support education and research projects that focus on the preservation and improvement of our natural resources.


              "Bees 101"

grade school class

fascinating bees

     In 2014 a $5000 grant from Amaterra was given to support the work of apiarist Britt Hopper who teaches grade school classes about the importance of bees and the danger of honey bee colony collapse ("Bees 101") as he has done for hundreds of children in schools all over south-central Kansas.

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      Camp GLOW project

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2012-13 a $1000 grant from Amaterra has been provided to Peace Corps Volunteers (PVSs) for a program empowering young women in Zambia, Africa. The program focuses on 8th grade school students.

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Camp E.L.I.T.E.

In 2013 Amaterra has provided a $1000 micro-grant to support Camp E.L.I.T.E., a leadership and empowerment program designed for young men aged 14-18. The camp focuses on eighth grade students in Zambia.

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Gerdemann Botanical Preserve and Garden

flower During 2012-2013 Amaterra has funded a $1,000 grant to the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve and Garden, located in Yachats, Oregon.

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Native Seeds/SEARCH

glass bead corn

In 2012 we gave a $1000 grant to Native Seeds Search to pay for two months of curriculum development for their national Seed School.

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Our Gallery, "Earthcare", contains a collection of essays, poetry, graphic arts and links to other sites that have expanded our knowledge, caught our eye, caused us to think, and connected us to others over the years. These selections, from our our journal "Earthcare" were published from 1982 to 2009. We hope you enjoy.

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Watershed Management

water basin

Water catchment basin

     In 2014 Amaterra has provided a $1000 micro-grant that has been doubled, due matching funds, to Watershed Management Group, a Tucson based organization.

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Native Seeds/2013

jars of seeds $1000 for the production of the Seed Diaries; a project telling the stories of a sampling of 25 seeds from the NSS curated collection. Seeds and plant materials were photographed and sent along with information on each seed—origin, use, cultural importance, etc., to a university class of art students who contributed their talents to better tell the multi-layered story of seeds.

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Amaterra Agroecology
Maize Projectscorn

Maize agriculture, its socio-cultural context, and the role of traditional knowledge is a special interest of Amaterra. During 2012-13 several maize project grants were given to improve and preserve the health, economy, and social well-being of families and communities.

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Zero Waste Project

In 2012-13 Amaterra provided $1000.00 to support the ZEROwaste project in Albuquerque, NM. The project introduces waste reduction and management concepts to participants at local community growers' market.

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Washed Ashore Project

fish This project uses giant sea life sculpture made entirely of marine debris to teach children and adults how to help save our seas. A $1000 grant in 2013, arranged by Board member Joe Swaffar, helps develop educational materials for the classroom. (Note PDF file below is 3meg but well worth the download time.)

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