Land’s Sake is a registered nonprofit corporation to support environmental education programs, food donation programs, and land management.
Organization’s Mission: “Connecting people to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship”
1. Michelle, what’s hot in your industry today?
CSA and locally sourced foods are a big trend. It has been great to educate people and family on where their food comes from and we do that through educational programs at schools. We also have a forestry program.
2. What does the future hold for Land’s Sake? Any new service offerings on the horizon?
We are always looking at new ways to create more education programs. We want to continue to push our mission, which is connecting people to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship.
3. What would you say sets Land’s Sake apart?
Land’s Sake is not just a farm, everything we do is connected to our non-profit mission. We have education programs, summer camps, after school sessions, 40 acres of land to roam around, an active farm stand, public events, children’s education garden, and animals. People like to learn about where their food comes from and how to create sustainable land practices. Quite often you will see community volunteers working in our flower garden or a family sitting at a picnic table enjoying a meal or educators working to teach land sustainability. Our organization and its ability to donate food to local food shelters and meal service plans as well offer a variety of education program are all supported through farm sales and generous donations from our community members.
4. How has SmartBooks helped you overcome the challenges you had before?
Prior to having SmartBooks, we had an internal person who did bookkeeping and payroll. SmartBooks cleaned up our books and for the first time ever we were able to understand our costs. We finally had a process for monthly close and could budget and make informed decisions as a board. I cannot emphasize enough how much our SmartBooks accountant, Elizabeth has shaped where the farm is today.
5. What are a few words you would use to describe SmartBooks?
Accurate, reliable, dependable, responsive, consistent, stable, trustworthy, always has our best interest at heart.
6. What is the single biggest reason you would recommend SmartBooks?
Reliability, consistency and their transparency.
To learn more about Land’s Sake, visit www.landssake.org