Save the Farm!

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A sustainable farm remains on a piece of land surrounded by houses and condominiums.

Urban farmers practice composting, mulching, beekeeping, crop rotation, grey water recycling, free range chickens, and the harvesting of renewable fuels.   Excessive weeds are taken care of by a team of two goats, Precious and Patches.

Native plants communities are encouraged, especially along the southern end of the property. Butterflies, hawks, coyotes, scrub jays, hummingbirds, ducks and other wildlife can often be seen here.

For over 20 years, the property has been free of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, petrochemical fertilizers, and GMOs.

Hummingbird Farm has also been an important space for seasonal gatherings and community programs. For example, in partnership with Naturalist For You, participants have made tortillas with heirloom corn and wood ash produced on the property. Participants have also foraged and eaten edible plants.

Unfortunately, this sustainable way of life as well as this piece of land are currently threatened. The family that owns the property wants to sell it to a “developer” who plans to grade most of the land in order to “increase” its value. We need at least $2 million to acquire this land.

You can help by contributing a tax-deductible donation to be held by Naturalist For You. In the event that the Farm is destroyed, the funds raised will go towards continuing their educational and ecological work.

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Una granja sustentable queda rodeada por casas y condominios.

Los agricultores urbanos practican el compostaje, la apicultura, la rotación de cultivos, el reciclaje de aguas grises, gallinas que pasean libremente, y la cosecha de combustibles renovables. Un equipo de dos cabras, Preciosa y Parches, se encarga de limpiar el terreno de hierbas excesivas.

Se promueven comunidades de plantas nativas, especialmente a lo largo del sur de la propiedad. A menudo se ven mariposas, halcones, coyotes, charas, colibríes, patos y otra vida silvestre aquí.

Por más de 20 años, esta tierra ha quedado libre de pesticidas, herbicidas, fungicidas, fertilizantes petroquímicos, y organismos transgénicos.

El Rancho Colibrí también ha sido un espacio importante para celebraciones estacionales y programas comunitarios. Por ejemplo, en colaboración con Naturalist For You, los participantes han hecho tortillas con maíz y ceniza del mismo terreno. Los participantes también han estudiado, recolectado y comido plantas comestibles.

Desafortunadamente, esta forma de vivir tanto como este terreno prístino se encuentran bajo amenaza. La dueña de la propiedad quiere venderla a un “promotor” que piensa aplanar la mayoría de la tierra para “subir” el valor. Necesitamos $2 millones para comprar esta tierra.

Usted puede ayudar si contribuye una donación desgravable a Naturalist For You. En caso de que se destruya la Granja, los fondos recaudados serán usados para seguir su trabajo educativo y ecológico.

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    • $5 
    • 4 mos
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    • $5 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 37 mos
  • Bea Tiritilli 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer

Scott Keltic Knot 
Organizer
Orange, CA
Naturalist For You 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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