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A COOPERATIVE BALANCE

between humanity and nature

SIMPLY EMPOWERS.

" All people want is a safe, open space to breathe."

Clement Waters Retreat helps people act as good stewards of creation so they might reap rewards in return.

IMPACT 2018-2021

  • 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

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Together we can bring back empowering balance with nature.

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in precious places

Go to where you can know nature's healing, whether that's in town or at a remote getaway.

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to make a difference

When in nature for fun, for work or for healing, sharing with others can help soothe your soul.

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to propel this work

Give a gift that renews human capability in concert with nature. Show your hope.

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BUT WHY NOW?

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Because the pandemic brought on trauma, malnutrition and isolation.

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23%

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FROM 2019

15%

Americans experiencing a post-traumatic stress diagnosis

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13%

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FROM 2019

2%

U.S. households feeling long-term food insecurity

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28%

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FROM 2019

11%

Americans separated from emotional or social support

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NATURE CAN HELP

Regular time spent in nature reduces despair and restores wellbeing.

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95%

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95% of people who maintained or increased outside time during the pandemic experienced a sustained sense of good mental health.

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98%

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98% of urban households who foraged wild foods or grew home kitchen gardens demonstrated taste satisfaction and improved nutrition.

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82%

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82% of Americans now feel mental health is every bit as important as physical health (up more than 10% from pre-pandemic beliefs.)

"Thank you for being the difference between thought and thoughtful action." 

– Joy Ellsworth, co-founder