After nine on-line updates, a whole lot of email e-blasts and countless reminders to our supporters in the world of Facebook and Instagram, our Kickstarter campaign quickly came to an end on Thursday August 31st. We are very proud to announce that because of you and your support, we not only reached our fundraising goal of twenty-thousand dollars, we exceeded it by 2134.00!
Your donations, combined with those of everyone who participated, allows us to begin the fabrication and installation of our first high tunnel greenhouse to help in feeding disadvantaged families and children in and around our community. But now the real work begins…
Today marks an incredibly important day at the farm. We [and by we, I mean Nick a.k.a. “Freddy”] began by mowing the 40 foot wide by 100 foot long patch of land at the farm that will mark the footprint of the future, the home for this amazing structure that will help so many people. After the preparation of the spot, we unfolded and neatly laid down the silage tarp to block the sunlight from the ground beneath. By doing this, we restrict the growth of any grass and weeds lying beneath the soil surface. Here’s a look at how it went.
We hope that you will follow along as we continue to secure the footprint of the future at Rising Kale Farms.
Again, thank you for making this possible.