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"Changing the way the community eats, one plate at a time"
"Changing the way the community eats, one plate at a time"
"Changing the way the community eats, one plate at a time"
122 backers pledged $22,135 to help bring this project to life.

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Rising Kale Farms is a home grown, community-inspired, non-profit project designed out of the desire to help bring real change to peoples lives through a common denominator: real, wholesome food.

After spending 25 years in the hairdressing industry, I started Rising Kale Farms as a project in sustainability. Currently, we raise free-range, cage free, organic chicken, duck and quail for their eggs, which we distribute to families in need while we continue to expand our reach and spread awareness through the local farmers market scene.

That’s why we’ve joined Kickstarter: to do more than just bring awareness to the obvious concerns about diets that lack nutritious food, but to be proactive in continuing to provide those nutritious whole foods for disadvantaged families and children in the community, not just once our goal has been reached, but for years to come

But, we need your help to make this happen. Our funding goal of $20,000 will help fabricate and construct a 30’ x 100’ high tunnel greenhouse. This space will allow us to grow enough fresh, organic, locally grown food to feed 4 families for 1 year. 

By growing and raising vegetables in an agriculturally controlled environment like our greenhouse, we can consistently provide nutritious, wholesome food for these families in need.  

Because we believe that all of what you donate should go to making this vision a reality, 100% of your donation will go toward building the structure to grow the food to feed the families. Not one penny of the funding donated will go toward administrative costs or salaries...period!

Any additional funding raised above and beyond our target goal, through your generosity will go directly toward the purchase of seeds, supplies, manpower and improving infrastructure on the farm, directly related to the future of growing healthy food. 

In addition, our plans for expansion are in place for establishing a catch and release educational fishing program, [at our on-farm pond] for county-wide disadvantaged youth.

Risks and challenges

With every project around the farm, careful planning is the most important aspect of making sure everything goes smoothly. Fortunately, I am a individual with a pretty keen sense when it comes to the details. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by talented, hard working and "dedicated to the cause" folks who really care.

But, with every step we take, there are certain challenges. Especially when it comes to tending to life so fragile as a living, growing plant. We are ensuring that what we plant and the varieties of vegetables we grow are not only "certified organic," but the hardiest of varieties.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    "The Tiller"

    Set of 12 Hand-Dipped Garden Plant Markers with a Chalk Pencil used to personally identify the plant of your choice. Each set is wrapped with raffia and ready to give as a personalized gift for giving...or just keep it for yourself.

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    "The Seeder"

    Enjoy this "Limited Edition" 16 oz. Enameled Campfire Mug for now and years to come. Meticulously detailed with the Rising Kale Farms logo. Each mug is boxed and ready for enjoying or giving!

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    "The Farmhand"

    At this pledge level, you will receive a "Limited Edition" Silk Screen T-Shirt with Rising Kale Farms Signature Graphic Vegetable- Splashed design. Your name will also be listed on the farms donor page with a great big "THANK YOU" [with your permission]

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    "The Share Cropper"

    At this pledge level we will plant an Arbequina Olive Tree in your name [or someone's name you choose] in the Rising Kale Farms Olive Orchard. This is a 5 acre orchard dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. These trees are of 2 year old rootstock and will be adorned with your name on a copper name tag for easy identifiability by anyone who visits the farm. Your name will also be listed on the farms donor page with a great big "THANK YOU" [of course, with your permission]

    In addition, you will receive a picture [via email for printing] of your tree, and learn of your tree's seasonal health and growth rate. Oh, wait, one more thing...we'll send you the EXACT geographic location of your tree based on latitude and longitude, so that you can zoom in and see your tree from Google Earth anytime you choose.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    "The Harvester"

    At this pledge level we will plant an Arbequina Olive Tree in your name [or someone's name you choose] in the Rising Kale Farms Olive Orchard. This is a 5 acre orchard dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. These trees are of 2 year old rootstock and will be adorned with your name on a copper name tag for easy identifiability by anyone who visits the farm. Your name will also be listed on the farms donor page with a great big "THANK YOU" [of course, with your permission]

    In addition, you will receive a picture [via email for printing] of your tree, and learn of your tree's seasonal health and growth rate. Oh, wait, one more thing...we'll send you the EXACT geographic location of your tree based on latitude and longitude, so that you can zoom in and see your tree from Google Earth anytime you choose.

    IN ADDITION:

    You will receive a personal Invitation to visit Rising Kale Farms, located in Santa Clara Texas for your tree’s first pressing of oil of the olives from tree. You will experience first hand what it takes to harvest and press olives in the process of making olive oil. In addition, you will take home a 2 bottles of the oil, from your trees first olive pressing/harvest.

    *Please remember that the average time to florescence [when your olive tree flowers and produces olives] is 3 years.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    "The Farmer"

    “Experience the Farm” An all inclusive Weekend Getaway at Rising Kale Farms to include a 2 night stay for two, [not including transportation or flights to and from San Antonio]

    Your stay includes gourmet breakfasts, farm-style lunches and dinners, and all beverages.

    In addition, you'll experience [if you choose to participate] what it's like to work on a vegetable farm. Discover the process that takes you from seed to harvest.

    Or, just sleep in, relax and enjoy a weekend away from the rest of the world.

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Funding period

- (30 days)