Clements Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to operating a sustainable Organic Farm and Garden. The farm is called Iroquois Organic Farm, and it is located on the Mighty St. Lawrence River, which is the boundary between Canada and the USA in this area. The farm is a research and training farm and we focus on training Returning Veterans and others how to operate a sustainable organic farm. CARI also has the Tilden Stage Inn B&B, and the Kitchen at Iroquois Farm, a farm to table restaurant at the Farm. At Iroquois Farm we grow vegetables and field crops, and plan on expanding into other types of farming. At present we are doing research on year around growing, as our local farmers cannot compete if they cannot grow year around. At present the cost of heating oil eats up all the profit. We have designed a system to use River Water and Passive Solar to heat the greenhouses. On Saturday November 16 a wind wrecked our green house. We need funds to rebuild the greenhouse, and to help finish the design and engineering on the geothermal heating system. We also need a pellet stove for the restaurant that will help heat it, as the oil furnace is not doing the job, and we have a friend who will contribute the pellets.
What We Need
We need $50,000, to rebuild the greenhouse, and to finish the engineering on the geothermal system to heat this and other greenhouses, and for the Pellet stove. We need this quickly, as the Restaurant needs greens from the Greenhouse.
What You Get
If you choose to support this campaign, we will reward you as follows:
We will give you Dinner for Two at the Kitchen if you contribute ..............$100.
We will give you two days on the Farm, and one night at the B&B.............$150.
You will receive one night at the B&B and Dinner for Two at the Kitchen...$200.
You will receive a One Year Family Membership in CARI for....................$100.
You will receive a One Year Corporate Membership in CARI for...............$500.
You will receive a Lifetime Membership in CARI if you contribute...............$1000.
Lifetime Membership and Membership on CARI Advisory Board
including an option to acquire a Condo or Cottage at the Farm...................$2,500
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO CARI FOR ANY CONTRIBUTION OF $25. OR MORE
Your help with this Campaign will not only help CARI rebuild its Greenhouse,
but also help CARI to move forward on its Sustainable Energy Research which will assist farmers and growers in cold climates like ours to expand their income and be more competitive and able to provide fresh local produce all year around.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- We would appreciate all you folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
- We also want to remind all of you to use the Indiegogo share tools!