As you may know, Oriana and her farm have been without water for more than two weeks. A solution is within reach but only with your help. We need to raise $9,500 by August 31 to help Oriana build a well to sustain the people, animals, and bounty at Freedom Dreams Farm.
Whether you can donate $15 or $500, every donation helps! Donate now and tell 10 friends!
- Oriana has exhausted all grant and low-interest loan possibilities.
- The powers that be are making things difficult in ALL the ways (too many hurdles to list here).
- After weeks without clean water, while running hoses from the neighbor's to keep things from dying, Oriana finally has a chance to get a permit and dig a new well.
- The well needs to be extra deep to get past potential toxins.
- It's not cheap and, even as a property owner, this kind of expense is basically "make it or break it."
- Oriana needs our help.
Oriana moved to North Carolina four years ago with a dream of building a community, housing folk, and growing things. With beloved community, she created Freedom Dreams Farms to engage in regenerative practices for both the land and Black people.**
For those who don't know Oriana personally, you'll want to! Before acquiring land and turning her efforts full-time toward addressing the deep impacts of white supremacy on our food systems, communities and bodies, as a filmmaker and educator. Now, she works to combat the climate crisis, magnified by legacies of white supremacy, by shifting from current destructive practices toward a just and sustainable future for all exploited peoples and the earth.
Oriana is creative and full of ingenuity, but running temporary water through 1-inch hoses doesn’t sustain a fully operational farm.
- If you love the baby goats: give to the animals.
- If you love science: give to the engineering challenge.
- If you love freedom: give to support a thriving Black farm.
- If you love Oriana: just give.
Can you donate now and then tell 10 friends? Every donation counts!
**Freedom Dreams Farms is located on the traditional territory of the Catawba People (the Coharie, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Saponi, Haliwa Saponi, Waccamaw Siouan, Sappony, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee). Additionally, what is now the city of Wilmington was the site of the 1898 Massacre and government coup, in which Black community members were killed and displaced by white settlers. Before the massacre, there were over 50 Black owned agricultural and food related businesses; today, that number is much smaller, with many Black neighborhoods having no access to fresh food nearby.