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Building community one garden/ fruit tree at a time by taking advantage of the underutilized resources in our neighborhoods.
Building community one garden/ fruit tree at a time by taking advantage of the underutilized resources in our neighborhoods.
166 backers pledged $16,062 to help bring this project to life.

Breaking News!!!

Dear supporters,

First off, thank you for your patience on the rewards. It took longer than expected, but hopefully everyone has received them (notwithstanding a few exceptions I am working with personally). More importantly though...

HOLY GUACAMOLEEEEE!!!

This just in... I have held back until it was official, but we now have a signed land use agreement for a 1-acre vacant lot in downtown San Jose!!!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your support, encouragement, and inspiration leading up to this historical moment. I am totally floored, and just plain giddy with excitement. WOW!

Now the real work begins, and we will be starting an aggressive fundraising campaign to get the remaining funds needed to build the farm later this summer/early fall. If you have any friends in high places, know of any foundations or grants that align with our mission of building a local food system, etc., please contact me. 

Other updates:
- just completed a 3 week effort to harvest loquats, cherries, and apricots that we donated for a special edition beer with the Almanac Beer Company. They will be putting us on the bottle and holding a fundraiser dinner during SF beer week sometime around February
- we are working with the City of San Jose and multiple local organizations on amending the zoning ordinance to facilitate the creation of more urban farms. 

More to come!!! Thank you for everything.

XOXO,
Zach

p.s. i have never signed off XOXO on any letter/email/communication in my life. THATS HOW EXCITED I AM!!! 

Comments

    1. Creator Fruits to the Roots on July 6, 2013

      Wow! Wonderful work. I wish you continued support and endurance. Congratulations!
      I am a home brewer, look forward to seeing your contribution to almanac come alive.

      Best wishes :)

    2. Creator Patricia C Nichols on July 3, 2013

      Many congrats, Zach, for that lease on one acre of land. Land (and water) are our most precious assets now in San José, and this use of land for community gardens will give returns for a long, long time!