A COOPERATIVE BALANCE
between humanity and nature
Clement Waters Retreat helps people act as good stewards of creation so they might reap rewards in return.
15 families sharing seed + harvest
50 cubic yards of dumped waste removed from our urban forest project
80 cubic yards of invasive honeysuckle removed from our urban forest project
187 varieties of food plants distributed
450 native or edible trees planted
600 volunteers engaged, age 5 - 60
7,000 social media audience members
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Together we can bring back empowering balance with nature.
BUT WHY NOW?
Because the pandemic brought on trauma, malnutrition and isolation.
Americans experiencing a post-traumatic stress diagnosis
U.S. households feeling long-term food insecurity
Americans separated from emotional or social support
NATURE CAN HELP
Regular time spent in nature reduces despair and restores wellbeing.
95% of people who maintained or increased outside time during the pandemic experienced a sustained sense of good mental health.
98% of urban households who foraged wild foods or grew home kitchen gardens demonstrated taste satisfaction and improved nutrition.
82% of Americans now feel mental health is every bit as important as physical health (up more than 10% from pre-pandemic beliefs.)