Sponsors
 
 
 
 
Agroforest Sponsors

Welcome to our agroforest sponsors page. We are now accepting sponsor contributions for our agroforestry project.

Picture - Us hanging out at the mountain.

Although this agroforestry project will ultimately be mostly labor intensive, there are still numerous fixed and variable costs that need to be satisfied in order for this project to succeed. Our goal is to recoup the fixed costs through sponsor support while selling our produce to cover our variable costs. The following are estimated  costs (listed in American dollars and Japanese yen) we are hoping to cover through your generous contributions.

Note: Japanese yen totals are based on the current 7/2021 exchange rate of approximately 112 yen per 1 American dollar.
 
Fixed Costs
  • Land purchase - $56,000....¥6,272,000
  • Tools and equipment - $4,000....¥448,000
  • Trees, bushes, seedlings - $20,000....¥2,240,000
  • Total Fixed Costs (estimate) - $80,000....¥8,960,000
Variable Costs
  • Transportation (home to mountain per year) - $1,000....¥112,000
  • Food (based on three days per week) - $3,000....¥336,000
  • Total Variable Costs per Year (estimate) - $4,000....¥448,000
Suggested Contributions
  • $10.00....¥1,000 - minimum contribution
  • $10.00 - $99.00 .... ¥1,000 - ¥9,999 - business or name listed on this page
  • $100.00 - $999.00 .... ¥10,000 - ¥99,999 - business or name listed on this page with link to the website of your choice
  • $1,000 or more .... ¥100,000 or more - dedicated page on this website with information about you or your business and a link to the website of your choice
Please Note
  • This page will eventually be moved to a website specifically dedicated to our agroforestry project
  • All contributions must be made through direct bank transfer or other system we will soon set up, ie: paypal, etc. (Japanese banks are not set up to accept money via the American check system)
  • Links to websites must be family friendly which means, no pornographic, gambling, etc., links allowed
  • An ongoing total of costs will be listed to showing how your generous contributions assisted in our project
Total Contributions
Goal Received Remaining
 
Monetary Sponsors
Amount Name Link
     

Note: Monetary sponsors will be listed by contribution amounts. Sponsors of matching contribution amounts will then be listed alphabetically by family or business name (romanized English, AKA romaji, will be used for Japanese names)
 
Non-Monetary Sponsors
Items Name Link
     

Note: Non-monetary sponsors will be listed alphabetically by family or business name (romanized English, AKA romaji, will be used for Japanese names)

Additional note: Non-monetary sponsorship can be in many forms including, but not limited to, the following:
  • - We are looking for contributions of equipment which will be used to transform the mountain into an agroforest and featured in our pictures, videos, and on our website. We are looking for the following: chain saw, stump grinder, small rototiller.
  • - We are looking for contributions of metal deer resistant fencing to protect our fruit trees and crops.
  • - We are looking for contributions of fruit trees, in particular, those which produce beautiful blossoms in the Spring. Specific fruit trees we are looking for include: cherry, apricot, apple, peach, plum, along with almond trees.
  • - We are looking for contributions of crops, specifically those which grow well in partial shade. Specific crops we are looking for include: Zedoary, ginger, turmeric, wild turmeric.
  • - We are looking for contributions of promotional materials to assist in getting the word out about our project. This includes: publication in newspapers and magazines, giveaways such as T-shirts, calendars, pens etc.
  • - We are looking for websites willing to link to our agroforestry pages.
 
Service Sponsors
Service Name Link
     

Note: Service sponsors will be listed alphabetically by family or business name (romanized English, AKA romaji, will be used for Japanese names)

Additional note: Service sponsorship can be in many forms including, but not limited to, the following:
  • - Tractor, bulldozing, tree cutting, wood hauling.
  • - Tree and scrub cutting, leaf removal.
 
Fixed Costs to Date
Date Cost Item Purpose
6/2021 $10,000 Deposit Property purchase deposit
7/15/2021 $46,000 Purchase Balance of mountain purchase price
       
Total Fixed Costs - $56,000
 
After you finish reading this page, please consider visiting these other pages which contain more detailed information about our agroforest.
  • About agroforestry - general information about agroforestry and how it relates to our specific project.
  • History of our forest - our forest has a very long and interesting history. Learn how this land transferred from famous Japanese clans of the past and eventually became the property of the Hayman clan.
  • Our mission - an explanation of our motivations for purchasing this incredible piece of real estate.
  • Agroforest plan - proposed plan for the agroforest including trails, campsite locations, and what we plan to grow.
  • Agroforest camping - visit one of our 4 planned campsites and Lover's Point.
  • Agroforest challenges - A few of the challenges which need to be met in order for our agroforestry project to succeed.
  • Project progress - an ongoing chronological record of our progress from initial interest in the property up to the present.
  • A few pictures - family pictures of our trips to the forest.