Visionary Alternatives, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 1998, whose original mission was to find & fund aggressive alternative health options for the critically ill. Now we recognize that human health depends upon our stewardship of a healthy planet. We are dedicated to the creation and distribution of educational programs and materials for all ages about the connection between human health and planetary sustainability. We all need to become serious stewards of Earth.
Visionary Alternatives expanded focus:
We are adding two components to our mission in order to accomplish our initial mission of abundant health.
The first addition to our mission statement is an expansion and redirection of our educational program. Knowledge is power but so is real time practical application of that knowledge in today’s rapidly changing and challenging world. The expanded teaching plan is to include physically constructing sustainable agricultural systems in and/or around our public schools. Engaging students directly into the total experience with VAI advisor’s construction of sustainable grow houses will certainly create a greater degree of understanding and excitement with our Grow-Your-Own (GYO) program.
For years, the public schools have been seriously underfunded which has led to large cuts to the quality and nutrition levels of the food served in cafeterias. The latest tragedy for our school children has found some schools making questionable agreements with soda and fast food companies in order to feed their student populations. The nutrition of students is extremely important for their health, behavior and cognitive capabilities. Simple carbs, soda, fat and sugary foods create bodies and minds that have difficulty functioning at optimum levels. Providing school children with current knowledge about the benefits of a better diet along with the ability to participate in growing their own foodstuffs will empower an entire generation, allowing them to reach their loftiest ambitions.
The second addition to our mission statement is to address communities at risk. Our nation has many communities that have suffered a myriad of natural and man-made disasters which have created serious economic stresses on their ability to take care of themselves. VAI will provide the tools necessary to help these unfortunate areas recover. We will look for partners to help fund the creation of sustainable community gardens in these areas that are sensitive to both their unique circumstances and the climactic needs in the locations of those communities in need.
We have added two remarkably creative individuals to our Advisory Board with the knowledge of how to assess and construct sustainable gardens to accomplish this goal.
We are a Florida not-for-profit, federally tax-exempt charity. We appreciate all donations. All donations are tax deductible.
To find out more about us, let us send you a brochure; In the South Florida area you can reach us at: 1.561.750.4551.
Thank you, The Team at Visionary Alternatives, Inc.