Help Ransom Ranch Go Solar!

$2,900 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 28 months
Marcia Gibbons  BISBEE, AZ
Welcome to Ransom Ranch
In the video and the photos below you will see how my life long dream has manifested thus far. It has been a fun and wild ride and now, here I am asking for your support to share that dream. -Marcia Gibbons



Vision
After 8 years of powering Ransom Ranch with a hardy (but loud) generator and subsequent gasoline bondage, we are going solar in 2016 with your help! Ransom Ranch has seen an outpouring of love and interest from local to international supporters.

Thus far, I have been able to grow a considerable amount of food - drought tolerant, open pollinated crops - just using the generator to pump water. In order to expand to the newly-cleared and terraced land, actual running water is necessary.



Any additional funds raised would be committed to rainwater collection systems on the ranch.



Values
Everybody has something they can contribute to the greater good; this is something that I can do.
Visitors to RR are often surprised at how productive this land can be. I believe that food security in our future depends on people once again knowing how food is grown.

Visitors are often also surprised at how comfortable one can live in very small spaces that they can build themselves.


A sustainable future must include regenerative agriculture and rational building concepts.


Wishlist (We love donations)
Misc lumber
Misc masonry products
Fencing materials


Thank You 
Every and any contribution helps and will be remembered and appreciated.

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Where you can see what's going on behind the scenes at Ransom Ranch.

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Explore the history and current day events of Ransom Ranch project in detail.
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Update 7
Posted by Marcia Gibbons
21 months ago
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Project complete!! Still getting some donations and many thanks to ALL who have supported this effort. I did some of the prep work in-house to bring the initial cost down. Then decided to go forward with this dream-come-true.
Check out the magic of sunlight powering the submersible pump in my well! Filling my 2300 gallon tank, then moving to the pressure tank to provide precious water for people and plants here in this high desert land.
Sooo quiet without the noise of my generator while irrigating. It is now retired, unlike myself!
Gratitude goes out to Alex for helping to create and manage this crowd-funding effort. Happy trails to you, my friend. Already looking forward to your next visit....whenever that will be.
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Update 6
Posted by Marcia Gibbons
25 months ago
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Taking this opportunity to thank everyone out there who have been so supportive of RansomRanch this year. Lots of visitors on open houses, volunteers, workawayers, friends near and far,and those who have donated and/or shared this campaign.

Steady progress on several building projects; peas, kamut, and corn harvested and weighed ; and we are clearing the way for the solar pumping system.

Still need a little more help on that before I can give The Well Man a start date. Please do share this update, donate if you can(I know everybody is asking for money right now!)
First Sunday open house as usual mañana , wheat will be planted in February, first prototypes of the Hybrid Hut are 2/3 done, and ALWAYS......playing with my favorite building material.....right under foot....earth/clay/soil/mud!
Gratefully yours,
Marcia and the whole crew.
Happy New Year to all!
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Update 5
Posted by Marcia Gibbons
25 months ago
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We took a rather long break surrounding the election.....but! We're back! Nicki from London and Alex really kicked out the jams on earthbag work for the addition on the pumphouse. They brought the walls up to window height at lightning speed! What a great week . Lots of fun and work at the same time.
About to start prep for cement slab for the big water tank. That will take 1000$ off the total cost of the solar conversion.
Please share share share , folks!
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Update 4
Posted by Marcia Gibbons
27 months ago
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This gorgeous Navajo Red corn will be going to Tucson's Native Seeds Search. We are still picking the Bisbee Red cow peas, also for TNSS.
Beginning to prepare the beds for winter cover crops.
Thanks to all my donors, next year we will have actual RUNNING water!! Yea!!
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Raised by 44 people in 28 months
Created September 12, 2016
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MV
$250
Michael Villani
10 months ago
$50
Tanvi Lad
10 months ago

Marcia, you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for incorporating me into your world. I wish you the best in fulfilling your vision for the ranch. Peace and Love Always!

$100
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21 months ago (Offline Donation)
JM
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Jim Mahoney
21 months ago
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Alan Freedman
26 months ago
$15
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27 months ago
RS
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27 months ago
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Patricia Araujo
27 months ago (Offline Donation)

Way to go, Patrcia, wherever you are! Happy travels and I thank you!

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27 months ago
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