As of October 2021, DNN is closed until donations start picking up. I sincerely apologize for this dilemma and the blame lies only with me. Over the past four years, I have received three surgeries, the rototiller was stolen from our yard, and the Rohi Therapy counseling program has not picked up enough funding to keep both it and DNN going. At this point, without funding to continue paying dues to the state for registration of DNN, licensing registration of the counselors, the phone bill, and the Internet-related bills, even with the donation of the office space by Whole Family Legal, with me currently down and with no income, there is not enough funds left to continue. I do hope that we can start again in the near future and am developing a new business plan to move forward with this if we can find the funding to do so.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and contributed over the years, especially the Senior Hub, Northglenn Christian Church, Cardinal Chiropractic, and my good friend who never likes to be named, “CJ.” God bless. I will see y’all on the other side of this recovery and on to the next journey.
Monte Y. Pescador, Founder/President
Dirt ‘N’ Nails Farms Inc. (501c3)
Dirt under the fingernails…
At the end of the day, there is nothing quite like dirt under the fingernails, but for some, the only reason for it is not having a home to go home to or food to wash hands for. That is the message presented to our founder, Monte Pescador, and the message he passes to you. Let’s get dirty. Let’s sow seeds of hope for the hungry and the homeless.
Where does the money go?
Aside from expenses, all donations currently go towards the development of Dirt ‘N’ Nails Farms Inc. In the past, this has included our first attempt at greenhousing vegetable starts and keeping up the donated rototiller. Some funds were also used in starting the subsidiary dba Rohi Therapy. No salaries have been created out of donations thus far in all of our years since 2009.
What We Do
Since 2009, DNN’s volunteers have done the following:
- Started 1 shelter garden and 2 community gardens.
- Supported 1 shelter garden and 4 community gardens.
- Redistributed “out of date” seeds donated by a local King Soopers, 104th and Washington.
We have also, unfortunately, failed in our first attempt at developing a greenhouse and have most recently had our rotitiller stolen during the pandemic of Spring 2020. Failure, however, is not the end, only the beginning. Help us continue forward into the future together.
Dirt ‘N’ Nails Farms Inc. is dedicated to operating as a charitable, religious, and educational 501c3 for the expressed purpose of assisting in the start of shelter, meal center, foodbank, and community gardens to sow seeds of hope for the hungry and to work towards the greater goal of a series of working farms to act as rehabilitation facilities for homeless families, breaking the cycle of generational homelessness.
Become a Board Member. Get Involved.
Every year we operate under a State of Colorado requirement, as a corporation, of holding an annual meeting of a minimum of three board members, however since 2009 there have only been two consistent board members and several inconsistent ones. Are you ready to help transform lives? Become a board member. Monetary support is neither expected nor required, only time.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Let’s get our hands dirty. Are you ready to volunteer? Donate? Or join the Board of Directors? Or maybe you have something else in mind? Let us know.