Fire Relief for Rickard/Glick Fam
Rachel, Jacob, and their two daughters, Alora (8) and Natoma (6), have been deeply affected by the Camp-Pulga Fire. They have spent the last five years cultivating a medicinal herb garden and farm using sustainable permaculture practices. Four years ago they planted 40 fruit trees and were just enjoying some of the first fruits, including persimmons, figs, and asian pears. Their two daughters, who they homeschool, spent their last days on the land running among the bright flowers, caring for the animals, and planting the fall beds.
Rachel co-founded the Elderberry Apothecary, which provides medicine made from her land to the community through many free, educational herbal workshops and events. She also teaches at two elementary aged homeschool programs in town. She has used her knowledge and work on her land to constantly give back to and help heal her community.
Jacob, a certified permaculture designer, has dedicated himself to rebuilding California’s land through regenerative food forest practices. He has been working in the community to help others bring the vision of sustainability to reality, while also being enrolled in Butte college as a biology major.
They were lucky to have time to grab some precious belongings as they were forced to evacuate, but that land has likely been lost, and they could only save so much. They are displaced, unable to continue their work and go to school, and lacking in basic supplies. The girls are sharing one car seat between them and are relying on the kindness of friends, family, and strangers. Please help support them through these devastating times with your donation here.
**We updated the goal to $30k. Checks and paypal also accepted. Whatever the outcome of the house, the family will seek a new beginning. THANK YOU