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The Living Farm wants to plant an educational orchard on the property of their burgeoning new sustainable farm school!
The Living Farm wants to plant an educational orchard on the property of their burgeoning new sustainable farm school!
44 backers pledged $6,492 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR MISSION:

We are on a quest to educate the next generation of small scale organic farmers! Our education center currently accepts students from all over the world who want to learn the art and the business of small scale agriculture. We recognize that as the local food movement grows, we’re going to need more local farmers. If we want to feed everyone from local sources, it will take upwards of 30 million farmers. Currently, we only have ½ million. Our mission is to create more farmers and build a sustainable national food system. 

THE PROJECT:

The Living Farm Education Center wants to expand its current facilities by adding a two acre orchard and perennial food garden. As our newest “classroom", this new undertaking will help teach our students the value of diversity, better preparing them for their own farms, and building a more resilient food system for everyone.

THE PLAN:

The orchard will cover two acres around our education center. It will include fruit trees, nut trees, asparagus, rhubarb and raspberries. Eventually, the fruits of our collective labor will help to feed our students, nourish our local community, and begin to mend our broken food system. The trees and plants will need to be ordered this fall to be planted in the spring. We have the motivation, the know-how, and the muscle to care for the new trees and plants.


THE FUTURE:

It is our sincere belief that our students will go on to use the skills they learn here, and to teach others, so that eventually our nation will be able to feed its citizens in a responsible, sustainable manner.

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    You will receive an electronic copy (ebook)of "How To Grow All The Vegetables Your Family Can Eat Right In Your Own Backyard," written by Lynn Gillespie. This book is about how to grow your own vegetables, how to preserve your crop, homemade remedies for pests and how to save seeds from your plants. This electronic book is 200 pages.

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    You will receive electronic copies (ebooks) of "How To Grow All The Vegetables Your Family Can Eat Right In Your Own Backyard" and "Cinder Block Gardens" written by Lynn Gillespie. If you are ready for the easiest, abundant, most successful garden that you have ever grown then you are ready for Cinder Block Gardens! Book is 204 pages. For more information on "Cinder Block Gardens" go to www.cinderblockgardens.com.

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    You will receive of the electronic copies (ebook) of "How To Grow All The Vegetables Your Family Can Eat Right In Your Own Backyard" and "Cinder Block Gardens" written by Lynn Gillespie. Plus the "Locavore: Local Diet, Healthy Planet" DVD, created on The Living Farm. This movie will show you just how easy, tasty and fun eating locally can be. Learn about the rewards of a locavore lifestyle and how absolutely great you can feel when you fuel your body with the best food on the planet. Run time is 89 minutes. For more information on the DVD go to www.locavoremovie.com

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    Your name will adorn a new commemorative bench that will be placed among the trees as a peaceful resting place for all of our hard working students. You will also recieve the electronic copies (ebook) of "How To Grow All The Vegetables Your Family Can Eat Right In Your Own Backyard" (written by Lynn Gillespie), "Cinder Block Gardens" (also written by Lynn Gillespie) and the "Locavore: Local Diet, Healthy Planet" DVD (created on The Living Farm). This movie will show you just how easy, tasty and fun eating locally can be. Learn about the rewards of a locavore lifestyle and how absolutely great you can feel when you fuel your body with the best food on the planet. Run time is 89 minutes. For more information on the DVD go to www.locavoremovie.com.

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