dedicated to a peaceful & just society
grounded in contemplative & spiritual practice
Dana from Santikaro's retreats and teaching is our primary source of income. So far, it has been sufficient for living & operating expenses, as well as financing the mortgage taken out to purchase the 70 acres on which Liberation Park lives.
Building projects -- such as caretaker's cottage, water & plumbing, septic system, and driveways -- have been financed as funds came in. The first hermitage was financed with special help from Tender Shoot of Joy. The Guest House project, finished in 2017, required a fund raising campaign.
We are now fund raising for a solar array (12.0 kW) to supply most of our electrical needs. In conjunction with geothermal heating for the guesthouse, this project makes us more energy efficient and responsible.
Cost is estimated at $34,000. We received a grant of $6,200 from RENEW Wisconsin. As of March 16th, we must raise $1,305 more for installation in Spring 2018, probably in April.
As we continue making the property inhabitable for retreatants & residents we hope for your skills, know how, and labor in the following areas:
- landscaping around new buildings
- environmental restoration
- regular cleaning and upkeep of buildings
- carpentry (the more skilled the better)
- orchard restoration
- grounds clean up and maintenance
- alternative energy systems