We have broken ground at the farm site (see images below)!!!
Theres a lot more work to be done: soil going in tomorrow, planting the following week, and greenhouse building the week after...but we are officially under way!
Back in January when this Kickstarter was launched (seems like a million years ago), I had no idea how people would receive the vision we put forward. I was waffling on what to do next, and my job prospects were slim. I had to make a choice to go all in or move on and try something different. But you guys, yes you guys!, showed such overwhelming support that we knew we had something special. Quite literally, without ya'll, none of this would be happening right now.
Soooo, THANK YOU! We have been so humbled by the confidence that has been placed is us to do this good work, and we will keep working our butts off to achieve the dream.
A few others updates:
- we successfully helped change the zoning on urban agriculture in San Jose so we can move forward and have the farm
- we hired two outstanding new staff members (Ashley Ellis and Lan Ngo), without whom we would be lost as we take on so many great projects
- Our website is up and being worked on everyday by a handful of outstanding management information students at SJSU (www.garden2table.org). One of the nifty new enhancements is the interactive calendar that links to google forms so we can better manage all of our volunteer events...and theres a conveniently located donate page that links to our paypal account ;) !
- We built 2 new neighborhood gardens for 10 households!
There are a few other extremely exciting announcements, but I am just going to tease you and withhold until they are official!
Peas and Love,