My husband and I are starting a new urban permaculture farm and market using all organic growing practices, mostly horse and man power. We own 7.6 acres and lease 18 acres of farm land in the heart of the city. The property we are using is the last remaining piece of my families 1876 homestead. My family has sold most of 2 sections in times of financial need and pressure from the city over the last 70 years. (A few pieces have been taken by the city) We are looking for community support (meaning help getting noticed and funding through Kickstarter) and... well we need lots of things. We are blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to create change but like all of us we cant do it alone. Let us know if you have anything to offer. There is losts of good info about us on kickstarter. check out our link
The farm is located at 9300 W Alameda Ave on the south side of Alameda Ave and the west side of Garrison in Lakewood CO. We are just starting there, this will be our first season growing. We have had a large garden (about a 1/4 acre) for the last 2 years at our home. There we have combined companion planting, crop rotation, and use of insect repellent plants and herbs. We also have 14 chickens 2 goats and a pony that free range the garden beds in the spring, fall and winter. We compost all of our food waste (which is a lot since my husband and I have 6 kids). We use well ground and ditch water for irrigation. There is a lot more for us to learn about permaculture and how to implement it on a larger scale farm. We are starting with 1 acre on our land and about 4 acres on the leased land. We are bringing in an additional farmer this year who has more and different experience that, hopefully, will compliment ours.
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