Help become a “barnraiser” for the sustainable food movement.
I own a small business called Seattle Urban Farm Company (SUFCo) that designs, builds, and manages edible gardens. SUFCo is essentially a landscaping business that focuses on converting underutilized urban spaces into productive gardens. At SUFCo, we believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities, and improved quality of life. Our goal, by growing food right in urban centers, where people live, is to improve the profile of all farmers and provide people with daily, meaningful interactions with sustainable food production.
|Multi-purpose greenhouse spaces will serve the community.|
The Urban Fringe Farm has just completed its first season of operation. Although it was a successful year, this project is still in its startup phase, and has significant infrastructure needs. This winter, we are hoping to build several new greenhouses on the site to serve as productive growing space, propagation space, wash/pack storage, and to provide a location for a regular series of workshops and open houses for the community.
|All hands on deck for strawberry harvest|
By now I’m certain that you are thinking, “This all sounds so great! I wish I could help make this happen.” Believe it or not, you CAN! You can help us achieve our goals by taking part in our Barnraiser crowdfunding campaign!
What is Barnraiser? Barnraiser is an online crowdfunding platform (just like Kickstarter) but it is designed specifically to help create awareness and community support for sustainable agriculture ventures. It has allowed us to create a fundraising campaign that makes it easy for you to learn and contribute.
By involving people like you directly in this process we hope to build community around our projects and allow everyone to become a more active member of the sustainable food movement. Please join us by supporting our project and helping spread the word to others!
|The Seattle Urban Farm Company team|
Photos courtesy of the author