Hi! We are Eleanor and Vanessa, two offbeat blueberry farmers raising money to create a sustainable, art-filled food forest farm on the blueberry farm we steward. I know, right? Nifty!
(Garden Fork Radio has a great interview here that covers the basics pretty well ~ Thanks, Garden Fork, you guys are awesome!)
Can you imagine gathering interesting, delicious fruit like persimmons, goumis, medlars, aronia berries, tibetan chocolate vines, and more ~ all grown with love, zero chemicals, and offered to you AS A GIFT!
Sound amazing? You’re right ~ it IS!
Crowdfunding affords some truly unique benefits, chief among which is the fact that our overhead for the farm will be e xtraordinarily low.
Like, really, really low. Like, no mortgage, no lease, no big land-related monthly overhead low.*
This super-low overhead allows us to do what we love and create and maintain a sustainable food forest farm and offer the fruits of our labors to you AS A GIFT, like Karma Kitchen, Healthy World Cafe and other thriving gift economy ventures!
Add to that the massively reduced costs involved in running a food forest farm focused on perennial food crops, as opposed to a modern monoculture farm that has to plant and fertilize and irrigate year after year, and you’ve got a farm that can operate on a fraction of the costs of traditional farms.
This low overhead allows us to continue to operate as a pick-your-own farm. But instead of having set prices for any of our perennial food crops, we will run the farm as a gift economy.
It also means we can make our operational decisions based on more important factors than how much profit will be generated.
Think about that for a minute. Imagine how many things would be different if you were able to make decisions based on your priorities other than money. If your heart could make decisions before your wallet.
Imagine what could be different in the environment, in society, in every aspect of existence if decisions were being made according to the things that really matter.
The mind wobbles.
We’re doing that here, and we’d love to have you join us!
You can do this by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign, of course, and by spreading the word about the food forest farm to your social media buddies. (And heck, traditional media buddies, too, if you’ve got them ~ the more press coverage we get, the more like-minded folks we reach, and the faster this all comes to fruition!)
Let’s co-create this food forest farm! Join us by clicking here and contributing!
*Once purchased, our intention is to place the farm into a new kind of land trust so that it can never be put on the speculative market again.
That means no one ~ not us, not our predecessors, no one ~ can sell it for profit in the future, but can continue to steward the land operate the perennial food forest farm in perpetuity.