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Barefoot Farmer's Barn Rebuild

$25,525 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 322 people in 4 months

Jeff Poppen’s Long Hungry Creek Farm is one of the oldest and largest organic farms in TN. Recently our barn burned down with all of our seed garlic, square bales of hay, tools, and a tractor in it. The barn did not have electricity and the battery was not connected to the tractor, so we do not know how the fire started. We are beyond grateful no one was hurt and no animals were inside.

34060332_1540818138543471_r.jpeg(Above is a picture of the barn before it was burned down, taken by Sherman Thomas of The Lost Art of Farming.) 
(Below is a picture of the brave firemen who came to help put out and contain the fire.)

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This barn served many purposes. It was a storage space for vegetables, a place to house hay, and often a place for interns and visitors to reside. In the fire we lost 8 bushels of seed garlic that Jeff has been growing since 1978, as well as a few hundred bails of hay. There was an old tractor in there, along with tools, fencing supplies, and other various items we won’t know are missing until we need them. 


We need to rebuild before the next growing season begins. 

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This project will benefit our farm, and students eager to learn about farming and growing food from one of the most trusted and respected leaders in the agricultural movement, Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer . 

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It is our greatest joy to grow food for our community in a manner that is sustainable and regenerative to the land. We want to continue teaching others how to do the same. Appropriate storage space and housing for our interns is critical for us to continue practicing and teaching sustainable agriculture. 

We are eternally grateful for all the people who have helped our farm get where it is today, and appreciate all support that is shown throughout this fundraising campaign. 

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the garlic everyone sent in for us to plant is already shooting out of the ground, and we are working every day to get our lumber rounded up and ready to build with!
Thank you so much to everyone who has made a contribution! We are so humbled by your support!
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We are finally almost done cleaning up the burn pile that used to be our barn, garlic, hay, and tools!

So close to being able to start the rebuild, and so thankful to all of you who have donated to our campaign!!!
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To show its appreciation for Jeff's extra vegetables being what started it back in 2012, Nashville Grown has just announced that it will MATCH FUNDS donated starting now up to $5,000!
We are so thankful for this amazing level of support!

Donate now to have your contribution doubled!
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Jeff wrote something to share with you all about the barn fire from his perspective.

http://barefootfarmer.com/jeffs-account-of-the-fire/
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$25,525 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 322 people in 4 months
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1 month ago
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$20
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1 month ago
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$50
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1 month ago
$100
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2 months ago
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$20
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2 months ago
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$100
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2 months ago
$25
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