You did it!! Your generous support helped us not only reach our goal, but surpass it. But we're not done yet! We still are funding and desperately need a fence ($2,200). Can you help us reach, $9,300? Deter theft and keep our chickens safe!
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Our City Farm Project
Certified Naturally Grown heirloom produce is overflowing at our suburban, backyard farm. We provide farm fresh eggs from heritage breed chickens, heirloom produce and chicken to customers and restaurants. We've outgrown our backyard so we are expanding to a vacant lot in St. Louis, Missouri. We have an agreement with the City to begin work on the vacant city-owned lot. With this contract, we must close on the property in August 2012. This kickstarter will allow us to close on the property, moving us forward with the overall project.
Why a farm in the city?
In City of St. Louis there are acres of vacant lots and properties in areas that are virtual and USDA recognized "food deserts". Our project would provide access to members of our community with limited access to fresh produce.Through free workshops and internships we seek to empower members of community. Our city farm will be the first urban agricultural venture of this type in the city of St. Louis.
How can you help?
Your generous pledge of support by clicking "Back This Project", will contribute to our project budget and help us accomplish our goal to close on the land in the city, moving our entire project that much closer to completion.
Additional ways to support our project:
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- Email your friends, neighbors and supporters of natural foods and urban development and tell them about our project. Be sure to tell them if you've backed our project.
What are the benefits to the community?
We want to bring naturally-grown food closer to the consumer, while educating the community on the health and environmental benefits of naturally-grown foods, the economic and environmental benefits of locally grown food as well as building personal agricultural and job skills. It doesn't make much sense to us to set up a farm in the country, only to ship our products back into the hands of our urban consumers. This hyper-local farm will reduce the impact of transportation on our environment, provide our community with fresher foods and more diverse offerings.
How we plan to give back
Our city farm will host individuals and groups of volunteers of all ages throughout the year to learn about urban and local food systems, and improve their agricultural skills. We will also host a series of free and low-cost workshops in collaboration with other organizations throughout the year on various farming, gardening, food justice and health issues. In addition to free and low-cost workshops, our farm will provide consulting services to groups, farmers and cities around the country.
Can you help us grow?
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An heirloom fruit or vegetable is a variety that was been grown for centuries but is not used in current commercial agriculture. Heirloom produce is quite diverse, offering many varieties of the same fruit or vegetable (e.g. Eggplants that are purple, blush, white or orange).
Our produce and eggs are grown using organic methods and are Certified Naturally Grown (http://www.naturallygrown.org) . We use Integrated Pest Managment (IPM), the practice of using beneficial insects, trap crops and intercropping to deter pest without the use of chemicals. We do not use inputs other than composted organic material.
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