After much research and trial and error, we launched our first hydroponic grow unit in September. So far, the plants are growing splendidly, and we expect our first harvest in the next couple of weeks. Now, we want to build our second unit to expand production.
We need the funds to purchase the components necessary to build it, including the lighting system, nutrient meter, pipes, fan, and holding tank. Your contribution will only be used to purchase components directly related to production of the second grow unit.
If you want to learn more about the backstory to this project, please read this:
Organic farming has been slow to come to Tennessee, while traditional farming has been in decline for decades. We want to restore the local agricultural base to this area by creating a blueprint for other farmers to follow and stimulate awareness in the areas of sustainability, environmental conservation, and energy efficiency. Currently, there is a growing demand for fresh organic produce in this area but not enough local farms to supply this demand. We also want to provide agricultural jobs that pay a living wage to our employees and offer opportunities for them to live well.
Our goal is make A&M Organics a 100% self-sufficient farm. In the future, we will add solar panels and wind generators to create our own energy, and we will access our natural spring for our water needs. We intend to build a sustainable organic farm that positively impacts this region.
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