Micro-startup capital for Gnomewood Farm

Greetings farm-loving friends and family, and welcome to Gnomewood Farm. By immense blessings, we came upon our dream property this year in Wrightsville, PA and were able to acquire almost 13 acres of land. It's heavily forested and has a small pasture and even a pond! It is the perfect farmstead and in our minds the perfect place for a biodynamic hub that will help share the wisdom of biodynamic agriculture with the central Pennsylvania community as we learn on our own amazing journey.

Did you see the film "The Biggest Little Farm?" That's us now. In fact, that was a biodynamic farm too though they don't mention it in the film!

It took a lot for us to get together the $$ to catch this place before it slipped away but we can manage building over time. We've identified one crucial need and one amazing opportunity that we don't want to pass up and so we need your help with a little bit of funding to get a stronger start and make more positive impact sooner!

1) Utility vehicle. We've identified a good workhorse farm utility vehicle. Countless mentors have advised that having this is numero uno and we are reminded every day of the exponential impact this will make. The hills here are intense but there are traversable paths if we can get our hands on one. The money we are asking for will allow us to purchase a used one or put a good down payment on a newer model. Having a UTV will allow us to use a bit of well-planned mechanization to make positive environmental changes in terms of curbing erosion and encouraging native plant growth, help us bring water, minerals and other supplies to our sheep AND will allow us to start a mushroom operation in the woods which is BURSTING with native mushrooms already. It's the perfect place. Which brings me to...

2) Mushroom Operation "in a box!" One of our dear fellow farms in the area is greatly reducing their mushroom operation and has agreed to sell us their tools and around 200 shitake logs capable of producing for a few more years for a price that is practically a gift. If we can take advantage of this, we will be up and running and have farm income to help us grow.

We want what we do here to be of educational and nutritional value to our whole community and we appreciate anything you can do to help!

It will be easy to keep up with Gnomewood! I'll send biodynamic assessments to our email list! You can also follow us on our Instagram page and other places @gnomewoodfarm

Thanks so much to our Gnomie homies... past, present, and future!
  • Neraj Tuli
    • $100 
    • 23 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Joseph Krzemienski
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Kiesha Hebert
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Jenny Best
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Allen Clements
Organizer
York, PA

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