GoodWorks in Leiper’s Fork, TN “Where the fabric of the old is mended with the new” Connie Westfall Founder & CEO © 2010 G...
BELIEF: Williamson County, the city of Franklin and Leiper’s Fork Village are renowned for a heritage worthy of preservati...
<ul><li>Our mission is to preserve a historic homestead as a retreat and environmental learning center; to bring the wisdo...
Our Purpose is to: <ul><li>preserve a historic homestead as a retreat and whole-life learning center </li></ul><ul><li>wea...
<ul><li>Preserve a way of life through sustainable living </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the interconnectedness of historic and...
<ul><li>With every season that passes </li></ul><ul><li>historic homesteads and properties are lost to development </li></...
<ul><li>Establish a presence in Leiper’s Fork Village  (office & retail space) </li></ul><ul><li>Formalize and implement p...
How You Can Help <ul><li>Become a member </li></ul><ul><li>Participate on the Leadership Development Team </li></ul><ul><l...
For More Information Contact: Connie Westfall Founder & CEO www.GoodWorksInLeipersFork.org 615.595.0149
Retreat Historic Preservation Whole life Learning PROGRAM & HOMESTEAD DETAILS
PROGRAMS - Retreat <ul><li>Retreat programs are individualized for the specific needs of the guest: </li></ul><ul><li>Inne...
Programs – Historic Preservation <ul><li>Hands-on participation guided by experts to rehabilitate the homestead: </li></ul...
Programs – Whole Life Learning <ul><li>Array of classes and instruction taught in indoor and outdoor classrooms: </li></ul...
Target Market <ul><li>Our appeal crosses economic strata and income levels.  </li></ul><ul><li>Our programs are of interes...
<ul><li>GoodWorks’ historic homestead retreat and whole-life learning center brings multiple benefits to Leiper’s Fork: </...
PLAN OF ACTION - Detail <ul><li>Open office, meeting space and retail shop in Leiper’s Fork Village to begin operations </...
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Good Works In Leiper's Fork

  1. 1. GoodWorks in Leiper’s Fork, TN “Where the fabric of the old is mended with the new” Connie Westfall Founder & CEO © 2010 GoodWorks in Leiper’s Fork , a 501( c) 3 not for profit corporation, all rights reserved
  2. 2. BELIEF: Williamson County, the city of Franklin and Leiper’s Fork Village are renowned for a heritage worthy of preservation. Our site and services will strengthen and sustain this on-going effort. Those who understand the importance of this work will comprehend its value and support our cause. GoodWorks in Leiper’s Fork
  3. 3. <ul><li>Our mission is to preserve a historic homestead as a retreat and environmental learning center; to bring the wisdom of the past forward into the modern era; to provide both the physical and non-physical environments to realize our greater sense of identity as individuals within a community; to live in right relationship with ourselves and one another; to do no more than the land can sustain; and to honor the Earth as the giver of life. </li></ul>Mission
  4. 4. Our Purpose is to: <ul><li>preserve a historic homestead as a retreat and whole-life learning center </li></ul><ul><li>weave the wisdom of our pastoral past with the knowledge of modern ecology </li></ul><ul><li>bring together people of all ages, professions, lifestyles and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>provide common ground for those who value self-reflection, historic preservation, the natural environment, self-sufficiency, sustainability and a simpler lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>actualize the belief we are all related in the web of life and therefore our individual actions affect the whole </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Preserve a way of life through sustainable living </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the interconnectedness of historic and environmental preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Network with like minded participants from across the state, country and world </li></ul><ul><li>Learn through single- and multi-track, hands-on programs </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in life-altering and course-correcting programs and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve personal and collective evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the joy of personal transformation in a world-class, whole-life learning center </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to saving the planet </li></ul>Why People Will Come
  6. 6. <ul><li>With every season that passes </li></ul><ul><li>historic homesteads and properties are lost to development </li></ul><ul><li>acreage is broken up </li></ul><ul><li>houses, barns, outbuildings and fences are torn down </li></ul><ul><li>mature trees are uprooted </li></ul><ul><li>habitat is destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>water and food sources are contaminated </li></ul><ul><li>soil is depleted </li></ul><ul><li>independence and self-sufficiency is usurped </li></ul><ul><li>contributions of the original peoples are forgotten </li></ul>The Time is Now
  7. 7. <ul><li>Establish a presence in Leiper’s Fork Village (office & retail space) </li></ul><ul><li>Formalize and implement program curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble Leadership Development Team to identify Founding Council </li></ul><ul><li>Secure 1.5 years operating capital </li></ul><ul><li>Hire staff & expert services (on going) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and deploy full marketing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Staff & experts outreach to community via education (on going) </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire Land for GoodWorks’ Homestead Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Kick-Off Musical Event Fundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat Opening </li></ul>Steps to Open Doors
  8. 8. How You Can Help <ul><li>Become a member </li></ul><ul><li>Participate on the Leadership Development Team </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate purchase of office space </li></ul><ul><li>Join the fund-raising committee </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in expanding our network of active support </li></ul><ul><li>Make your tax-deductible donation </li></ul><ul><li>Locate and acquire the homestead property </li></ul>
  9. 9. For More Information Contact: Connie Westfall Founder & CEO www.GoodWorksInLeipersFork.org 615.595.0149
  10. 10. Retreat Historic Preservation Whole life Learning PROGRAM & HOMESTEAD DETAILS
  11. 11. PROGRAMS - Retreat <ul><li>Retreat programs are individualized for the specific needs of the guest: </li></ul><ul><li>Inner-life work, prayer, meditation, labyrinth </li></ul><ul><li>Reading materials, study and discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Massage therapy and other healing modalities </li></ul><ul><li>Full and New Moon ceremonies, fire circles and medicine wheel teachings </li></ul><ul><li>Nature walks, the aerie and therapeutic gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Natural crafts and traditional handwork such as quilting, beadwork, leatherwork, paper and bookmaking, floral arranging and drying, wood carving and whittling </li></ul><ul><li>Daily operations, Historic Preservation and Whole Life Learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Programs – Historic Preservation <ul><li>Hands-on participation guided by experts to rehabilitate the homestead: </li></ul><ul><li>Period research, design and procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Refinishing floors, walls, woodwork, architectural and decorative details </li></ul><ul><li>Reconfiguring space, building shelves and design elements </li></ul><ul><li>Glazing, masonry, fencing, general repairs </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical and plumbing done by professionals </li></ul>
  13. 13. Programs – Whole Life Learning <ul><li>Array of classes and instruction taught in indoor and outdoor classrooms: </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental upgrades, insulation, solar panels, wind and geo-thermal energy </li></ul><ul><li>Map and engineer land use formulae, layout and design </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water initiatives, water conservation and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Permaculture, bio-diversity and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Organic food production, cooking, canning, drying and freezing </li></ul><ul><li>Soil testing and emending, crop rotation, natural pest control, flower gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Ridding of invasive species, rehabilitating natural habitat, controlled burning </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting and maintaining trails </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in bird and animal counts; catch, vaccinate and release programs </li></ul><ul><li>Native peoples and their relation to the land </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching opportunities for the elderly </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary respite for at-risk-children in foster care </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops, seminars and guest speakers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Target Market <ul><li>Our appeal crosses economic strata and income levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Our programs are of interest to all levels of education, station in life, urban, suburban, rural, and rich to poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Our demographic is not gender specific and is inclusive of those ten years of age to anyone who remains active in their later years. </li></ul><ul><li>However, our primary constituency is as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Educated </li></ul><ul><li>Family oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental activists </li></ul><ul><li>History and historic preservation enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>Educational vacationers </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate groups </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>GoodWorks’ historic homestead retreat and whole-life learning center brings multiple benefits to Leiper’s Fork: </li></ul><ul><li>Dovetails perfectly with the prevailing vision for Leiper’s Fork </li></ul><ul><li>Makes a long-term commitment to preserving the area and it’s rural way of life </li></ul><ul><li>Generates media attention through marketing and promotion of events and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Works in tandem with state and local initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts those who share common interests and ideals which are admired and respected </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sales for local merchants and vendors with greater emphasis on weekdays </li></ul><ul><li>Employs 12 to 15 full-time staff, rounded out with part-time and seasonal employees and independent contractors, most of whom are area residents </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights Native American teachings and their relationship to the Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Honors indigenous peoples’ love for the land during a three-day educational fund-raising event culminating with a concert featuring Native American artists </li></ul>Impact – Leiper's Fork
  16. 16. PLAN OF ACTION - Detail <ul><li>Open office, meeting space and retail shop in Leiper’s Fork Village to begin operations </li></ul><ul><li>Implement programs which encourage long-term involvement, commitment and personal responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Research and apply for grants, develop funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase historic homestead in the Leiper’s Fork area of Williamson County </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate single- and multi-track programs centered on hands-on experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Interface programs with the restoration and preservation of the homestead </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate programs with environmental initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize individual and group programs with interactive participation in the daily operations of the retreat and learning center </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate modern environmental standards and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Steward the land, preserve the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a green cemetery </li></ul><ul><li>Model and teach permaculture and sustainable living </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in federal, state and local wildlife programs </li></ul>

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