The average person will see their doctor twice a year. Before insurance kicks in, that doctor will cost you an average of $175 per visit. The average person calls their attorney once a year. That attorney will cost you, on average, $150 per hour. If you’re lucky, you won’t need a plumber this year. But if you do, the average service call will cost you $30 per hour, plus travel time, parts and other charges – figure at minimum a $150 charge.
You Need Your Farmer Three Times A Day!
Maybe you don’t realize it, but your farmer is working long hard hours every day, providing the food you eat three times a day, often making far less than the average doctor, lawyer or plumber. And while these professionals provide extremely necessary services, you need that farmer far more than any of those others in order to simply survive.
We at Community Greenhouse Partners are trying to be your farmer, sustainably growing food year-round at our reclaimed vacant space on Cleveland’s near-East Side. But to make it through this upcoming Winter, we need to:
• Insulate and winterize our farmhouse so our interns can live and work safely.
• Finish building the heating systems for our hoop houses so we can continue to grow the Kale, Swiss Chard, Salad Mix and Microgreens that our customers have grown to love.
• Expand our renewable power systems and water reclamation systems to reduce our need to buy from utility companies.
• Repair our van, so we can make deliveries and pick up donations without having to rent vehicles at high cost.
Won’t you make adonation today to help us reach these goals? You support your doctor, lawyer and plumber – please, help support your farmer -- and if you can't make a financial donation, remember this: we believe that sustainability begins with the “Three Ts” of Stewardship: Time, Talent and Treasure.
We need your Time. CGP is always looking for individuals and groups to come to the farm and spend a day with us helping with general farming/gardening tasks, as well as larger projects like building new growing beds and raising hoop houses.
We need your Talent: We’re always looking for support from those with training in skilled areas including the building trades, engineering, fundraising, logistics, education and more.
We need Treasure: They say that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Aside from direct funding, we’re also looking for donations of insulation, durable goods, equipment, building materials, and more.
Team on This Campaign: