Somewhere in Kingston, NY a small farm grows. South Pine Street City Farm is a collaboration between non-profit organizations, small businesses and a farmer who wants to see her new hometown bloom. With the generous donation of land use from Binnewater Ice, Co., we will install a 1/4 acre urban farm that will not only provide the citizens of Kingston with fresh, extremely local produce, but will also serve as a learning and training ground for participants in Share Our Strength's " Cooking Matters" program hosted by The Queen's Galley in the Hudson valley, which teaches nutrition and cooking basics to families, as well as chefs and staff for an upcoming mission-based restaurant in Kingston.
What We Gotta Do:
In order to be ready by spring 2011, we need to finish putting in the fence and raised garden beds filled with nutritious, deep dark soil. We also would like to spiffy up the lot by trimming the trees so that more light comes in and planting an herb garden sitting area for learning and plain old relaxing. In addition, tools and sheds need to be in place for the hordes of volunteers and visitors, young and old, that are going to be digging in the dirt come summertime. With an experienced farmer at the helm, it's all a matter of funding.
Why You Should Definitely Absolutely Help Us:
What's better than waking up in the morning and smelling the tomatoes ripen? Knowing that you helped make it happen! If altruism isn't your thing, check out the rewards to your right. The more you give, the more you get, and those baskets of produce will be no joke. If you happen to live outside of visiting distance, no worries, your care package will still include goodies from the farm as well as some of the best edibles and drinkables the Hudson Valley has to offer (sorry, continental US only). We will be focusing on vegetable and fruit varieties that stand out for their taste and ethnic heritage, so you can gloat to all your friends that because of you, the world is a better, tastier place. Plus, because the farm project is a program of The Queens Galley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your contribution is tax deductible! Minus the value of your reward, of course.
What the Farm will do Besides Grow Veggies:
We will help to grow farmers and grow farmland. We will show that it is possible, even in an urban landscape, for a first generation farmer to find access to land and find support for an agricultural career. Our goal is to inspire as well as provide a model for farmers, cities and their citizens to grow the possibilities for a local food-based network.
The Juicy Details:
To find out how you can help in other ways, please contact Jesica Clark: email@example.com
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South Pine Street City Farm is made possible with the support of our partners: Binnewater Ice Co., The Queens Galley and The Queens Galley's "Cooking Matters" Program and the Kingston Land Trust.
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