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Steelheart International Foundation

1692 Aitken Rd., Lincoln, Ca 95648 (916) 434 5629 steelheart.us   rogermorgan339@gmail.com


FUNDRAISING GOAL ... $100,000 
         to provide ...

... Food and Shelter For The Homeless

Roger Morgan, Founder of Steelheart Int’l Foundation, has an educational and professional background in foreign trade, and building affordable panelized houses. In 2011, he came out of retirement to address the enormous need in Africa for housing and food security. In the meantime, the homeless population in California grew exponentially. While the housing solutions and challenges differ, the needs in both places are essentially the same. People need food security and elevated levels of income to be able to rent or buy a house. We believe the answer to the homeless problem domestically and abroad is to create agricultural country co-ops where participants can obtain food, income, and shelter. Participants will obtain training and jobs in commercial agriculture, home building and other endeavors which will put them on a path to self-sustainability.  Food and income derived from the co-op can help offset some of the costs of caring for those who aren’t capable of working. Public funds and social impact financing is available for these projects, but we need help with working capital for the time, expenses and inventory.


Elevated Food Production with Hydroponics Combined and Organic Farming

Hydroponics (i.e. growing food without soil) offers opportunities to produce an estimated 75 times more productive using 95% less water. Grown indoors, it can be done year-round, anywhere in any climate.  There is still need for organic farming and outdoor cultivation. Everything can’t be grown indoors. But we believe that various forms of hydroponics are the key element in elevating food production and income in commercial applications, especially in drought-stricken areas. 


The picture at the right is from Indoor Farms of America in Las Vegas. They build an aeroponic system where food is grown vertically on panels. Nutrients are sprayed on the roots in the back.

The pictures at the left is a rotational gardening system from Roto-Gro in Canada.  In this case, plants are grown in rock wool in trays that rotate 24 hours a day around a grow light in the middle.  This is a very effective system as well.


Country co-ops will have commercial farming at their core, to provide food security, jobs, and sustainable income.  The housing will be clustered to create a community atmosphere and leave more land for outdoor agriculture and recreation.  As people are trained on the first project, some will move on to supervise the same process in other Country Co-Ops.


Aside from the commercial farming, each house will be equipped with a Garden Tower to provide food security for individuals or a family. The Garden Tower holds 50 plants in a space of only 4 square feet. Food waste and worms provide nutrients for the plants in a composting tube in the middle. It takes only minutes to go from farm to fork, and the taste and nutritional value are simply unmatched. (Click the button below to Visit our Shop)


The Garden Tower

Farm To Fork In Minutes

Grow the most nutritious, best tasting organic fruits and vegetables imaginable on your patio or deck. It’s fun! It’s easy. Look at the benefits:


  1. 50 plant sites in 4 square feet, on your deck or patio.
  2. Vegetables/fruits grow quickly in potting soil
  3. A vermicompost tube in middle for kitchen scraps
  4. Takes about 5 minutes a day.
  5. No weeding necessary.
  6. Can be maintained from a wheelchair.
  7. The unit rotates so all plants share the sun.


Grows a wide variety including tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce, arugula, spinach, snap peas, summer squash, cucumbers, broccoli, onions, herbs of all kinds, flowers and more. With a creative cookbook on eating healthy, it can produce almost everything you need.


A garden tower is a great solution for anyone who lacks food security and has a place to put it. Perfect for seniors on fixed income, starving students, once homeless people who now have a shelter … or anyone who just wants to grow incredible organic produce without all the work.


We plan to include a garden tower with every house we build for the homeless. But we also earn a commission on units sold, which facilitates our mission to provide food and shelter for those in need. Buy one for yourself and get a partial tax write off. Or donate one to someone in need and deduct it all. For more information, call (916) 434 5629 or check or www.TheGardenTowerProject.com


Shelters and Affordable Housing

Our endeavor in California is to offer those homeless people who are capable of working an opportunity to move to a rural agricultural co-op village. Some will receive job training in growing, processing and marketing organic produce.  Others will learn to build and frame panelized houses on and off-site.   In so doing these people can achieve food security, earn an income, secure a house or shelter and have a path to a better future.  Selling the excess food can help cover or at least offset the costs for the entire village. A Park Model like the one shown at right is ideal for a couple or single mom with kids. 400 sq’ plus a loft. Selling Price about $65,000.


These pictures show the panelization process using light gauge steel with EPS.  Lightweight, energy efficient and impervious to mildew, mold, and termites.  It is also easy to train unskilled workers in the process. A 12’ x 24’ (288 sq’) with loft will sell for about $35,000 including a garden tower.  Food and shelter!


Many homeless people suffer from mental illness or addiction and need public services. To reclaim the quality of life in our cities, the entire homeless population should be relocated to rural areas and provided with food and shelter.  This could be combined in a separate village on the same property as the ag co-op, but it must be done at public expense.  Our focus is to provide a hand up to those in need.

    

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