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Starting an urban farm to provide organically raised fruits vegetables for Lafayette area farmers markets.
Alex Liggett
Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
1 Team Member

Hey Farm Buddies!

  • Hello! My name is Alex and I'm an Urban Organic Farmer! Currently I tend about 2,500 square feet of growing space at my local community garden (Earthshare Gardens) where I'm also a board member, also, I am the head gardener for the Come Grow With Me garden for Foodnet, the local food bank here in Lafayette, LA.

How the Farm Will Contribute to the Community.

  • Providing organically raised vegetables at prices better than conventional produce.
  • Organic produce to local charities to help those in need get healthy food need as an alternative to the sugar, salt, fat and synthetic chemical  packed processed food donated to most food charities.
  • Give a name and face to local food producers and provide a healthy alternative to Big Box Groceries.
  • Improve the soil and environment, encouraging and educating the public about how to eat healthy, to grow food and transform the local community and the world.

How the Farm Will Contribute to the World.

  • Training new organic farmers from around the world on sustainable and practical farming that can support them financially while helping the environment.
  • Reducing the amount of pollution and chemicals released into the environment and making food production a positive activity rather than contributing to climate change.

How We Are Going to Farm.

  • Using the SPIN Farming method- using one half acre of raised beds with intensive plantings.
  • Using city compost to enrich the soil.
  • Collect manure from local farmers for soil fertilization.
  • Start small rabbit hutch for manure production to convert garden waste  to fertilizer.

What We Need To Get Farming!

  • 1-4 acres of land
  • Startup Operating Capital
  • Farmers Market Vendor Insurance
  • General Farm Liability Insurance
  • A Small Greenhouse
  • A Walk-In Cooler for Vegetables
  • Spin Farming Startup Books
  • Small Biodiesel Pickup Truck
  • A Biodiesel Powered Walk Behind Tractor
  • City Water Meter or Cistern System
  • A State Certified Commercial Scale

What If We Don't Reach Our Financial Goal?

  • I'm in it for the long haul, but I don't have the financial backing to get started. Any amount that the campaign raises will help me get to my goal of establishing a life as an organic farmer and to help my community and our world to become a better place to live and be healthy.

What If the Campaign Exceeds our Goal?

  • It would be an opportunity to move closer to the markets and to establish an organic growers co-op where we could bring in large quantities of organically certified products at affordable prices for local farmers and gardeners. In the local area, organic soil amendments like organic alfalfa meal are unavailable unless shipped in at a cost higher than the product itself. By buying together in bulk we can make these products available and affordable and make it possible for local farmers and gardeners to move away from conventional harmful practices.

Where We Gonna Sell?

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Getting the word out about the Farm and sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.
  • Low cost or donated land and supplies.
  • I have a wish list of items for the garden on Amazon too!


Thank you for your consideration and support!

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This campaign ended on April 29, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Veggies and Updates!

    One pound of fruits and vegetables donated to a local food bank plus an update on the progress of the farm every two weeks!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $25USD
    5 Pounds of Veggies!

    5 pounds of fruits and vegetables donated to a local food bank plus an update on the progress of the farm every two weeks!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $100USD
    25 Pounds of Veggies!

    25 pounds of fruits and vegetables donated to a local food bank plus an update on the progress of the farm every two weeks!

    0 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $500USD
    150 Lbs of Veggies!

    One Hundred and Fifty Pounds of Organic Fruits and Vegetables donated to a local food bank plus an update on the progress of the farm every two weeks!

    0 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2016
  • $1,000USD
    Grand Opening!

    Come for the Ground Breaking and tour of the farm!

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $10,000USD
    You name the farm!

    Come for the ground breaking and name the farm!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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