Sean & Maggie's New Farm Fund

Help Sean and Maggie start their farm! 

The North Carolina based couple are currently in the beginning stages of their new farm located in Norwood, North Carolina, and are asking for contributions towards their start up costs.

The property they are leasing has eight farmable acres available; however, Sean and Maggie will be farming intensively on one acre, utilizing practices they learned from their time at Four Season Farm. These include:

  • Succession Planting (planting the same crop every week to ensure continued harvest throughout the growing season)

  • Bio-intensive crop rotation (pulling out spent crops to quickly make space for a new crop), and

  • Cover Cropping (planting grasses, grains, legumes, and other materials in plots that won't be used for some time to prevent erosion and maintain nutrient density).

Maggie & Sean's primary goal is conservationism through land, farming and place-based stewardship. They recognize that though the land is not "theirs," it never actually was, and there were many care takers of this land before them. They aim to farm in a way that will provide richer soil for generations to come.

While they have been privileged enough to find land with owners who support the efforts of young farmers, and who share a common goal of expanding responsible agriculture, starting a farm is certainly no small matter. If you find yourself in a position to donate to their Beginning Farm Fund, know that they are deeply grateful for your contribution, and your belief in them, and their passions. Your contribution will go towards one of their many startup costs such as compost, seeding trays, or irrigation systems. Any amount helps-- even $5 buys a packet of seeds!

Sean & Maggie are beyond elated to continue sharing the development of their livelihood and their shared dream. Stay tuned...veggies loading!

Donations (17)

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  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Bernie Weidman
    • $250 
    • 1 yr
  • malena bergmann
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Suzanne Cross
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • John and Angela Call
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
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Marguerite Young
Norwood, NC

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