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Wellness Initiative

The wellness mission is to implement existing expertise -- in a network of social competence -- that can deliver and sustain vehicles of emotional, physical and spiritual well-being: FaithHealthEdEconCalhounLiberty

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Wellness Initiative Mission: Partnership with community expertise in restoration of societal wellness through community renovation, master gardens, and sustainable living museums for emotional,physical, economic and spiritual well-being.

The Wellness Initiative Preventive Medicine and Community Outreach - FaithHealthEdEcon - is designed to serve Calhoun and Liberty Counties in the Florida Panhandle's Under served Area of Critical Need. Volunteer physicians, nurses, and social workers address the need for the control of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity through preventive health care initiatives.

Master Gardening Certification through the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Services, and the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement contributes to sustainable gardens that provide non-genetically modified alternatives to healthy eating. Community education in nutrition, teenage pregnancy prevention, and other issues contributing to societal wellness are embedded in a fifty-two week follow-up program.

FaithHealthEdEcon is designed to enable the under served to help themselves to help others - in a sustainable plan to decrease the need for welfare - and to restore dignity to humankind.

The model uses the concept of a living-museum - so well exemplified by the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement - to develop ecotourism and economic growth. Through the Wellness Initiative, community Bed and Breakfasts are being restored and rural agrarian development is facilitated, and the innate beauty of the area is environmentally conserved.

Donations for this worthy cause can be made securely (see below) through Paypal,or you may send a check or money order to:

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Wellness Initiative
PO Box 215
Blountstown, FL 32424

For Calhoun County

  • For sponsorship of a Master Gardener Certification
    • Individual at $75.00
    • Organizational at $150.00
  • For sponsorship of a Master Garden Facility Site, for ongoing certification of Master Gardeners for Calhoun County
  • For sponsorship of a Master Garden Site at $1,400 per acre for 52 weeks of harvest: soil testing, fertilizer, tools, seeds, tilling, gas and oil, and other associated expenses.

For Liberty County

  • For sponsorship of a Master Gardener Certification
    • Individual at $75.00
    • Organizational at $150.00
  • For sponsorship of a Master Garden Facility Site, for ongoing certification of Master Gardeners for Calhoun County
  • For sponsorship of a Master Garden Site at $1,400 per acre for 52 weeks of harvest: soil testing, fertilizer, tools, seeds, tilling, gas and oil, and other associated expenses.