Imagine a Community Farm - October 2010

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Imagine a Community Farm - October 2010

  1. 1. Parcel A $270,500 Funds raised as of 10-26-10: Parcel A & C $355,500 $289,600 Parcels A, C, & D $420,500 Parcels A, B, C, & D $670,500
  2. 2. What is a Community Farm? A farm that engages community members in elements of the farm and, in addition to food, provides benefits such as agricultural education, community celebration, environmental stewardship, and local food security. Community Farms can be found throughout New England
  3. 3. • protects our soils, water, and food using organic methods Imagine a Community Farm on the Bean and Allard farmland that…
  4. 4. • sells food right in our community Imagine a Community Farm that…
  5. 5. • supports our food pantries, •strengthens our food security Imagine a Community Farm that…
  6. 6. • helps feed our school kids fresh, delicious food Imagine a Community Farm that…
  7. 7. •offers farm-based and food-based education Imagine a Community Farm that…
  8. 8. Imagine a Community Farm that… •invites public involvement and celebration on the land
  9. 9. Imagine a Community Farm that… •honors the land’s rich farming history
  10. 10. Imagine a Community Farm that… •honors the land’s rich farming history
  11. 11. Imagine a Community Farm that… •honors the land’s rich farming history
  12. 12. Imagine a Community Farm that… •pays tribute to the land’s abolitionist history
  13. 13. Together, let’s bring our Farm to life!
  14. 14. •December 15, 2010: GFN must indicate what parcels we intend to purchase, and place a 20% depo toward purchase •January 31, 2011: Closing date on purchase Time is short!
  15. 15. Parcel A $270,500 Funds raised to date: Parcel A & C $355,500 $277,300 Parcels A, C, & D $420,500 Parcels A, B, C, & D $670,500
  16. 16. Our Farm. Our Future.
  17. 17. Join our effort….give generously…make it a reality! www.GrowFoodNorthampton.com

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