Save The Farms VT Flood Fund

$1,760 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 65 months
Nicole D'Agata has run the Painted Tulip Flower Farm
in Waterbury Center, VT for over 10 years. Nicole makes her living by growing cut flowers and arranging flowers for weddings and events. She also is deeply integrated in the Vermont farming community, supports local farmers, and manages the Waterbury Farmer's Market.

Save the Farms Flood Fund

Thursday, July 4th The Painted Tulip Flower Farm flooded! I started a fund to rebuild my soil structure, which lost: compost, fertilizer and straw. In just a week, friends and neighbors came to my aid to help me reach our goal of $1,200. I was inspired by how quickly my community came to my aid, but I also reflected on how devastating this would have been without their support.

I want to expand this project to give to other Vermont Farms that have been affected by flooding, and keep money on reserve for future similar disasters farmers in Vermont face.

My goal is to create a fund that can offer immediate funds for Vermont vegetable and flower farmers who experience loss due to flooding, allowing farmers to return to their fields as quickly as possible. Much of the funding currently available in situations like this come in the form of loans that just create stress for farmers who now think: "Will I be able to pay this back?" My goal is to take a bit of the immediate stress off the farmer and get them on their feet doing what they do best...Growing!

We are currently working on turning this into a nonprofit fund, allowing us to ask for larger donations from Vermont companies. Longterm, I would also like to be able to extend funding to small scale flower farmers elsewhere in the U.S. who are members of The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

We are still collecting from the public and every dollar counts.
Everyone working on this project is volunteering their time and energy.

How can you give?
Other then this site...
Come to: The Painted Tulip flower farm @ 353 Kneeland Flats Waterbury Center VT. 802-279-4371 ask for Nicole Sunday-Wed are the best days to stop in.

See us at Farmers Markets Under The Painted Tulip Tent their is a sign and a donation container:
Waterbury Farmers Market, Thursdays 3-7 pm @ Rusty Parker Park.
Burlington City Hall Farmers Market, Saturdays 8:30-2:00 on St Paul Street.
Thank you in Advance for Your Donation!
Please feel free to contact Nicole with Questions, Concerns or interest in Volunteering @ 802-279-4371 (call or text).



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The Painted Tulip Farm reached its goal !!! Thank you!! We are now saving for other flooded farms to start a nonprofit fund providing immediate assistance so they can get back out in their fields to start growing again! Every bit helps !
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Susannas Catering, Thank you so much for your generous donation! It is always a pleasure working with you at events.
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Rich and Derek, Thank you for you generous Donation and making signage for our Fundraising!
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Aubrey and Collin Thank you for your donation! Hope to see you soon miss u!
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$1,760 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 65 months
Created July 7, 2013
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TK
$75
Tedd Kapinos
65 months ago

Nicole... thinking of you... and knowing you have the passion and enthusiasm for your work to survive this and thrive!!!!

$20
Anonymous
65 months ago
$100
Susannas Catering
65 months ago

So sad to hear of your loss Nicole, Hope that you are able to rebuild and recover Best wishes from all of us at Susanna's Catering

SL
$50
Sage Laundon
65 months ago

Hey Nicole, Keep up the good fight! Sage & Rachel

AM
$30
Aubrey Morris
65 months ago

Wish I had more time to help. Let me know if you need help on a weekend! Thinking of you!

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