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Organic Farm Business

$160 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 5 people in 77 months

We bought an old farmhouse and four acres in Caldwell, TX in February of 2012, with dreams of starting an organic farm and microgreens/exotic vegetables business called Soilent Greens. We had moved into the house in November of 2011 as renters, and realized that 80 year old farmhouses need some love. That "love" turned out to be a) fixing a leaky roof; b) heating it through the winter (one only, until we get a wood-burning stove); and, c) repairing several plumbing and electrical issues. All of these issues of course came about after we closed on the house, as-is.


We used all of our Soilent Greens start-up money and most of the garden money to fix/maintain the house, all right before spring planting time. We can't move forward until we somehow get funding. The following plan gives us six months-worth of operating expenses; we hope to be self-sufficient well before that.


Seeds: 450

Trays: 100

Grow medium: 300

Nutrients: 200

Misting system: 200

Clamshell shipping containers: 150

Labels: 100

Boxes: 200

Blue Ice: 200

Licensing: 300


The dream here isn't all that spendy, but it's grand. We want to sell what we can, use what we can, and donate the remainder to Brazos Valley Food Bank. We want to work with the community and teach school kids how easy it is to grow your own food. We plan to work with our local CSA to sell our goods and spread the sustainability word. We have restaurant contacts to make a little return on the Soilent Greens concept.


The 7500 sf garden has been tilled and there's an 11x22' kitchen garden for us by the house. That's a LOT of growing room. Plus, we have a greenhouse in place, awaiting Soilent Greens "seed" money.


If you can find it in your heart to help us with our dream, we'd be eternally grateful, including sending you greens and vegetables, and inviting you to come stay at the farm for a weekend, helping us feed the chickens and geese, and maybe wrangling a goat or three.


Even if you can't send money, good vibes are sincerely welcome as well. Thank you!

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We're still hoping a large "angel" investor comes along and helps us in a substantial way. Until then, every little bit helps, and every link helps, too. We've laid in non-GMO seeds with the money we've received so far, and bought organic fertilizer. So much more to do! Thank you so much for your help.
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So far, donations have enabled me to place a rather large heirloom seeds order. Goal is 3/4 acre planted, half of that donated. It's actually a HUGE garden, about 1/10th of which is planted. Please help us reach our goals with a $ donation or a link. Thank you for your help!
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An anonymous donation recently helped us inch closer to the goal. Please consider either donating or linking? We're closer to the goal of producing organic vegetables: got tomatoes, corn, squash, cukes, beans and basil growing now. More of all sorts of things to be installed as soon as it stops raining. Thanks again for your support!!!
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Donations have stalled, and we really need your help getting the word out! Even if you can't give $, could you spread the love and share this page? So much good is coming!! (We got our first hens...Eggs soon! Gardens are installed, and we're going to have bushels and bushels of excess tomatoes and beans to donate...Please help!!) Thanks so much!
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Sally Bennett
62 months ago

I like your idea of growing organic vegetables (veganic would be even better!), and I just wondered what part the chickens, geese and goats play in your plans. Will they be killed for "food," or are they just there to enjoy life?

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$160 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 5 people in 77 months
Created March 1, 2012
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$20
Bana Elzein
77 months ago

Good luck Donna!

MG
$5
madison and gil
77 months ago

we have a very similar dream and we wish you all the blessings in this world!

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Anonymous
77 months ago
HC
$25
Holly Clearman
77 months ago

Go Donna...Go Donna...Go Donna..

$10
Anonymous
77 months ago
Sally Bennett
62 months ago

I like your idea of growing organic vegetables (veganic would be even better!), and I just wondered what part the chickens, geese and goats play in your plans. Will they be killed for "food," or are they just there to enjoy life?

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