Tilian Farm Development Center is a USDA NRCS grant funded program that is working to break the barriers new farmers have to starting their farm businesses. This goal will be accomplished by providing farmers with land four miles north of Ann Arbor, a wash pack station, a mobile hoop house, and mentors for two years.
Three farms are being launched this year: Seeley Farm (wholesale greens producers for retail and market), Bending Sickle Community Farm (pasture raised heritage pork, poultry, goat, and sheep meat CSA), and Green Things Farm (diverse, year-round vegetable CSA).
Our goal is to raise $12,000 to pay for compost, a walk behind tractor, deer fencing, a tool shed, and volunteer tools so that we can have the best start to our season and invest in the future of the Tilian program.
From the left: Ben Fidler-Bending Sickle Community Farm, Nate Lada-Green Things Farm, Alex Cacciari and Mark Nowak-Seeley Farm, Jill Sweetman- Green Things Farm
The program needs community support to begin production on the property. Please watch our video and check out the rewards for donating listed on the side of this page!
Video Features: Jeff McCabe, Andrea Ridgard, Natural Resource Conservation Service Four Season Farmer Incubator Project Grant from the USDA, and Tilian farmers.
Conceived and executed by Tilian farmers.
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