• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Dave Burton
stewards:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Steve Thorn
  • Eric Hanson

Farm It Forward ~ Growing Food and Community

 
pollinator
Posts: 432
Location: Zone 8b: SW Washington
54
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This sounds like a pretty good model. Is anyone familiar with it?

http://www.lyttletonstores.com.au/farmitforward

My half acre suburban food forest produces a lot of surplus that I would love to trade, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to do trades that doesn't suck up tons of my time (of which I do not have a surplus )  Perhaps something like this could work?
 
master pollinator
Posts: 4682
1074
transportation cat duck trees rabbit books chicken woodworking
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think there are many ways for a farm to pay it forward, and that if they are not, then they are just not being creative enough.

I know in my own sickness (cancer), and lack of money, Katie and I still manage to do our Rock the Flock event. When asked by the newspaper why we put on a benefit concert for drug addiction recovery, Katie said it best, "we do not have much, but we have room."

And we do. We literally have room, and have a nice vista so that it is scenic.

Not all farms have that, but that is what we have, and what we use to give back to the community. And in our own time of need, the community has stepped in to help.

It would be impossible to list all the ways a farm could give back to the community, but a few might be, sponsoring a child to go to horse camp, or maybe it is giving food to the local food pantry, or maybe it is just giving 10% of the farms profits to charity...it can be much more, or much less than that. But every farm can give back to the community they are in, if they are creative enough in figuring out how.

 
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!