Resources in Grand Traverse and beyond

For Support in Your Journey of Growth

Back to Eden Gardening Method Group

A Facebook group based on the Back to Eden film documentary sharing simple, sustainable, solutions for organic gardening. The BACK TO EDEN film shares the story of Paul Gautschi’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include reversal of desertification, loss of topsoil and minerals, PH issues, soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, livestock grazing, and crop rotation. Freedom Farm employs the Back to Eden deep mulch/no-till method in all our gardening and land-based growing projects, along with other methods of permaculture gardening.

Central Michigan Permaculture

Created and admin’d by permaculture and food forest expert Chris Dernay, Central Michigan Permaculture is an activist and educational Facebook group applying and changing our community through permaculture ethics, principles and more. Various permaculture methods and techniques are discussed such as food forestry, deep mulch/no-till gardening, biochar, bokashi composting, terra preta, Korean Natural Farming (KNF), and more.

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology (formerly Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design or ISLAND) builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. Crosshatch envisions communities that are grounded in place: where people connect through stories, music, art, shared work, and food, and where the economy and culture are rooted in restoration of the earth and its people.

Grand Traverse House of Prayer

Our goal is to bring honor and glory to God our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ through night and day worship and prayer in Traverse City, Michigan. Our desire is to cultivate an atmosphere of worship and prayer that will encourage Christians from many denominations and backgrounds to come together in unity and seek the Lord. We will join together and with one voice give Him glory and seek His heart for our lives, our region, and ultimately the whole earth.

Grow Benzie

Grow Benzie enriches our region by fostering positive action to increase access to healthful foods, jobs, life skills, and each other and by providing a community place that supports and nurtures these activities.

HOPE Gardens

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Eat. Food insecurity affects 1 in 8 people in west Michigan. Among children, 1 in 5 is food insecure. H.O.P.E. Gardens is addressing this problem by teaching people a simple, affordable way to grow their own food. HOPE Gardens’ hands-on programs and services teach people of all ages how to grow food through an affordable, low-maintenance, organic method called regenerative gardening.

Horse North Rescue

Horse North, Inc. is dedicated to helping horses and horse owners in need. Our goals are to rescue at-risk horses from abuse, abandonment and neglect; to provide healing and rehabilitation; to provide a second chance for these horses in loving forever homes; and to educate and assist horse owners struggling to provide for their horses. We are available to Animal Control agencies to respond to their need of assistance in neglect, abandonment and/or cruelty cases.

Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force

The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force engages over 100 agencies to work together for the collaborative impact of awareness, support of prosecution of offenders, and identifying victims and putting forth every effort to assist them to become survivors.

Northwest Michigan Draft Horse & Mule Association

The mission of the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse & Mule Association is to keep the draft horse and mule heritage alive for future generations. Our group includes equines of all types and sizes; miniature horses and donkeys, ponies, horses, mules, drafts and draft crosses. Owning or driving a four legged critter is not a requirement in our Association, some of our members just like the fellowship of our group and love sharing in the 'horse' experience.

Our Father’s Farm / Harvest Home Ministries

Harvest Home, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that brings hope to the hopeless while training others how to do the same. Our Father’s Farm is a beautiful 347-acre farm dedicated to helping women and children who have been sexually abused and/or rescued from sex trafficking by providing housing, therapeutic work, inner healing, equine encounters, the arts and discipleship for the spirit, soul, and body via an intimate relationship with Jesus and the Father through His Holy Spirit.

Peace Ranch 

Peace Ranch is a faith based equine-assisted therapy center that uses rescued and unwanted horses rehabilitated through natural, relationship-based training for use in therapy and educational programs. People are involved in all phases of this process, thereby providing a multitude of restorative opportunities for horses and humans alike. Peace Ranch offers the experiential, sensory-rich clinical therapies recommended and prescribed for the treatment of trauma-related issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Therapy sessions are facilitated by licensed, certified professionals and are customized and directed by the client’s needs and goals.

The Rock Youth Center of Kingsley

The ROCK is a multi-generational community center serving youth, seniors and the community. We provide a safe, values-centric family environment for social interaction, education, character development, leisure activities and emergency resources in time of need. The ROCK strives to make a positive influence in the lives of all who enter.

Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor is a non-profit providing seasonal emergency shelter, case management and housing assistance for adults experiencing homelessness, offering food, shelter, and hope. As part of the Continuum of Care, we also focus on community partnerships in order to better collaborate on long-term solutions to ending homelessness in our region.

Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

The Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center is a regional response center for the protection and well-being of children. Since 2010, the Center has been the first stop for children who are suspected victims of sexual and physical abuse or who have witnessed a violent crime.