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Farmer Pirates Composting Campaign

April 10, 2012

Urban Agriculture is contagious!  Since we have begun working on our piece of (formerly) vacant land in the Broadway – Fillmore area, we have seen at least three other urban farms emerge on the East side.  All of us are big on ideas and energy, but short on cash and equipment.  One of our common needs is good compost to revitalize our tired and abused soils.  Without the soil, there can be no food!

Because of our common goals and needs, a group of us has formed a farmer cooperative we have affectionately  and aptly named “Farmer Pirates Cooperative”  http://www.farmerpirates.com/.  Through this cooperative, we will be able to overcome some of the hurdles preventing energetic and capable people from growing good, healthy, fresh  food and making it available to neighborhoods otherwise deprived of local nutritious options.  These hurdles include such obstacles as land access, insurance, and costly specialized equipment.  The cooperative also provides opportunity for buying seeds and supplies in bulk which saves time, money and energy.

Right now, our Farmer Pirates Cooperative is raising funds to purchase equipment that will facilitate the collection of  composting materials more efficiently.   Food scraps from markets and restaurants, leaves and lawn waste, wood chips, and other compostable bi-products are currently sent to the landfills.  We want these items to make beautiful soils with.  Check out our kickstarter video at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403763605/farmer-pirates-compost-program

Winter.....

....into spring!!

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Happy Spring!

Janice

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2012 11:01 am

    What a great video! I spread the word on Twitter…

    • wilsonstreeturbanfarm permalink
      April 14, 2012 9:00 am

      Thanks!

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