Investing in Our Community
The NTA is a small organization; however, we love helping our community of graduates and other like-minded organizations succeed and flourish. Now more than ever, we want to support other groups who are furthering the cause or making an impact in their own communities.
Kick Cancer was co-founded by one of our graduates, Season Johnson, NTP, Kari Uetz, M.A.Ed., and Leslie Johnson. Their mission is to “empower through education — teaching the importance of real food, real health, and how to implement it into real life — both during and after treatment.” With the matching funds of the NTA’s founder Gray Graham, the 2016 annual conference attendees helped raise over $6,000 for this inspiring organization.
FARM TO CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Little is closer to our hearts than the local farmer who strives to cultivate sustainable, organic, GMO-free foods to nourish our communities. The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund “protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.”
“POLYFACES: A WORLD OF MANY CHOICES”
The NTA helped make this beautiful film possible so people around the world could learn about the “world’s most innovative farmer” and his sustainable farming practices. Polyface Farms, Joel Salatin, and the creators of this film, Regrarians Media, have created a gem that speaks to our core values, and we so passionately want more farmers to learn from them and be inspired to do better, grow better, feed better, and feel better because of it.
“If every farmer in the United States would practice this system, in fewer than 10 years we would sequester ALL the carbon that’s been emitted since the beginning of the industrial age.” — Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm
GRuB is a local non-profit offering programs that partner with youth and low-income people for training and tools to help build backyard and community gardens and food solutions. To date, they have built more than 2,300 gardens. They also host workshops, training, and resources to support communities and increase access to healthy food.
JENNIFER PECOT SCHOLARSHIP
Many of the NTA members knew NTA Lead Instructor, Jennifer Pecot, who passed suddenly in 2017. Jennifer was full of life and health and her sudden death rocked the NTA community. Jennifer was a shining light who inspired many students with her infectiously positive presence, graceful care, and deep understanding of Nutritional Therapy.
As many of us knew and loved her, the NTA has set up a new scholarship program, the Jennifer Pecot Legacy Scholarship, which will carry her legacy for many years to come by providing an annual scholarship. If you would like to be a part of helping a future NTP who needs financial aid and remember Jennifer’s legacy with the NTA, you may call in (360-493-0900) or send contributions to the NTA office made out to NTA/ Pecot Scholarship. Please send any checks to P.O. Box 354, Olympia, WA 98507.