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At Sol Harvest we grow organic vegetables, herbs and flowers year-round. Join our campaign to expand our greenhouse and grow more food.
At Sol Harvest we grow organic vegetables, herbs and flowers year-round. Join our campaign to expand our greenhouse and grow more food.
103 backers pledged $8,106 to help bring this project to life.

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Just a little farming, fun, and community...
Just a little farming, fun, and community...

Doubling the size of our current greenhouse will allow us to grow twice as much produce and continue to build an even bigger community around food. 

By joining our campaign you will help to offset the cost of expanding our greenhouse, which includes doubling the growing space from 1,500 to over 3,000 square feet! 

Ninety per cent of our fundraising goal will go towards the actual structure needed to double the size of the greenhouse.  The remaining funds will go towards building a wood frame at the two ends of the hoop house.  A sturdy, stable structure is needed to combat the unbelievably strong New Mexico winds.  

Finally, if we exceed our fundraising goal that money will go towards other methods of season extension such as row covers and low tunnels and all the appropriate materials needed.  We also need a germination chamber and new shelving for the propagation house.  And that's just the beginning.

Putting the plastic on the greenhouse
Putting the plastic on the greenhouse

After three seasons we've hosted dozens of school groups, shared our farming knowledge with interns, volunteers and anyone who has visited us at the farm.  We've literally grown tons and tons of food and are excited about the next phase of Sol Harvest.  We've been growing and harvesting food since March 2012 and want to keep going - and that's where you come in!

Local school group weeding after a farm tour
Local school group weeding after a farm tour

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges we will face after our project is completed is crazy, 60 mph, unbelievably strong, what did I do to deserve this, New Mexico wind! We've already had the plastic blown off the greenhouse and this past spring part of the steel frame was temporarily damaged by the wind. That's why framing out walls at each end of the greenhouse is so important. They will help to reinforce the entire structure and prevent the wind from causing significant damage.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Receive our gratitude in cyberspace with a big THANK YOU on our web site, facebook page, Instagram and Twitter! Also receive a Sol Harvest gratitude postcard from the farm mailed to you!

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    You're all that and a bag o' greens! Pick up a free bag of GREENS next time you see us at the farmer's market or our on-site farm stand. Also, your name will appear on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse and you'll receive a Sol Harvest gratitude postcard from the farm mailed to you!

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    *BONUS Reward*
    Pledge $50 in first five days and receive an exclusive invitation to our KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PARTY AT FARM & TABLE on Nov 12th. Enjoy live music, farm fresh appetizers prepared by Chef Sean and let us thank you in person for joining our farm family!
    You will also receive all the benefits of the other $50 level (see below).

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    Want to know when Rutabagas are in season? Now you can with our HARVEST SEASON TEA TOWEL! The tea towel has a list of all seasonal produce and what time of year it's available. Your name will also appear on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Start your spring garden off right with Farmer Ric's planting tips and packets of his favorite seeds. You will also receive a Harvest Season Tea Towel, a gratitude postcard from the farm and be listed on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse. This reward is 'gift-able,' - perfect for a friend who likes to garden!

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    Enjoy one hour of gardening advice with Farmer Ric (consultation can take place in person, via phone or skype). Make your backyard garden sing this year! You will also receive a Harvest Season Tea Towel, a gratitude postcard from the farm and be listed on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse. This reward is also 'gift-able.'

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Come out to Sol Harvest Farm for a personal tour of the farm with Farmer Ric & Aimee. Afterwards join us for BRUNCH at Farm & Table. Live out of town? We'll plan the tour & brunch around your next visit to Albuquerque.
    You will also receive a Harvest Season Tea Towel, a gratitude postcard from the farm and be listed on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    DINNER for two at the farm, on our new deck. The menu will be local, seasonal and prepared by us! Think we just grow produce? Well, get ready for a truly amazing dining experience. Live out of town? Let's make a date for your dinner on the farm and visit to New Mexico! You will also receive a Harvest Season Tea Towel, a gratitude postcard from the farm and your name will appear on our "Sol Supporters" wall in the greenhouse.

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

    JOIN us at the opening ceremony of the new and improved Sol Harvest greenhouse where (after a big hug and statements of our heartfelt gratitude), you will cut the ribbon to signify the beginning of the next phase of Sol Harvest Farm. You will also receive a print of David Welch's oil painting featuring Farmer Ric and the fields of Sol Harvest titled "Morning Harvest."

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Funding period

- (30 days)