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help Save a farm and the community it serves

 
Alex Ojeda
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http://www.examiner.com/article/saving-a-farm-and-the-community-it-serves

Over the past 3 years that I've been studying permaculture. I've built over 20,000 sq feet of garden space and done countless lectures and workshops. Every bit of manure that I use for garden installations comes from this farm. Debbie doesn't allow non-organic substances onto the farm, so her rescue horses are fed only organically grown local hay AND organic produce. There is no other source of non-GMO fed manure around that we can find much less organic. Over the years we've installed a permaculture food system on this property. It's growing. It doesn't look like much yet, but it's getting there.

Humans and animals come onto this farm cancer and chronic disease and after a few months to a year leave without it. Not making any claims, just stating a fact. We are trying desperately to save this valuable permaculture site and believe wholeheartedly that we can. We need a little help. Please check out this article and read more of the story. Thank you!

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Alex, What is your current strategy? Any fundraisers?
 
Alex Ojeda
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:Alex, What is your current strategy? Any fundraisers?


Thank you for asking Adrien,

Right now, we are having a huge yard sale tomorrow morning. It should generate a little money, but we are going to meet a LOT of locals. We will raffle off a few high dollar items too. Online, I have homesteadgear.com. I'm asking people to buy my companion planting guide and rainwater catch schematic for $5 each. Both ebooks and both well worth the money. If 5,000 people bought one, we'd be in business! The problem is, I've been so preoccupied with the playing cards shipping and appeasing customers that I haven't been able to put my 100% into it. Here's a link to the basic info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/376132752470842/ Pinned to the top of the page.

or the link to the files:
http://homesteadgear.com/

Could you help me to get the word out? Facebook is abysmal for this kind of thing for some reason.

I very much appreciate your even asking me about this. Thank you.
 
Adrien Lapointe
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Do you have a preview of your ebooks?
 
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Alex - you might just set up a simple "donate" button on your site as well. However, it might make it really worthwhile to do a kickstarter or wethetrees fundraiser. How soon is the bank coming to get you and how much money do you need to appease them? This might dictate your tactics.

BTW - beautiful site!

UPDATE: The paypal info to send a donation was in the article and is as follows:

Donations via PayPal to support the farm are welcome, and can be made to the email address “savethefarm@windstream.net”.

BTW - Jen Jennings, the author of the article was one of my classmates in geoff lawton's online PDC. She had some awesome input to contribute!
 
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Matu Collins
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The Facebook link is to a closed group so it can't be shared publicly. That hinders the flow considerably. I'd be happy to share the story around but it would need to be publicly viewable.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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