No, I’m not going to try to feed this actual tree to hungry people. Instead,  I will create bowls, pens, wine stoppers, cutting boards, carvings and a variety of other items that, if people want them, they can make a donation to The Outreach Program to help pay for meals to feed hungry people. And Outreach meals are only .25 cents a piece so we can feed a LOT of people from our burly log!

As I stood looking at this burly log trying to figure out what to do with it, I asked myself the question that I’ve asked in every speech I’ve ever given about hunger:

How Can You Use Your Career or Hobby to Feed the Hungry?

That’s when the idea hit me:

We can feed hungry people with this burly log!

I say we because numerous people asked if they could buy a bowl or whatever I make from this. So, yes, you can. Here’s how it will work:

  • When I create something, I will post in on here and various social media outlets
  • I will put a suggested price on it (which will include the price of shipping)
  • You can make a tax-deductible donation to The Outreach Program
  • I will create and keep a count of every meal that is funded through the donations

Here’s what those beautiful burls look like on the inside!

The inside of a burl

Stay tuned for the first turning! It should show up in the next couple of weeks!