This is a very exciting and
progressive program for everyone to share!. The community
program consists of: Medicinal plant nursery, Sacred Orisha Plant nursery, Homegrown
organic process vegetable garden, drumming facility, dining facility, weekly
Farmer's Market at discount pricing, animals for religious use, and much more.
It's a center where our
families can come and take ownership of our future. The program is Total
Community! It is fundamentally dependent on sponsors, donations, and volunteer
within our orisha community.
As of this week --donations
of seeds or plants can be taken during visitor days or email me to make
arrangements for pickup.
A partir de esta semana
--donaciones de semillas o plants pueden ser traidas a la finca durante los
dias de visita o envie corroe electronico para coordinar recogida.
Available for Sponsorship—4x4 or 4x8 Garden Tables.
Doing your part to support the CLBA Community Farm Project...
But just don’t have the time to travel to the farm or do the hands on work required? Here’s another way you can still support this worthwhile project, whether you live in the Miami area or anywhere else in the country.
These 4x4 and 4x8 tables are used as raised garden beds in which organic herbs and produce can be planted and kept from the planting of the seeds until time to harvest. The table design makes tending the plants throughout their lifespan easier on the gardeners, allowing people of all ages to enjoy “playing in the dirt” and the joy of reconnecting with Nature.
Funds from these sponsorships are used to purchase materials to build additional tables.
Sponsoring a 4x4 table for a contribution of $100.00 includes a tag with you or your company’s name on the table. Visitors to the CLBA Community Farm Project and its events will know of your support, or find a friend and Co-sponsor a table for $50.00 each. Both names or business with be seen by our visitors.
Sponsoring a 4x8 table for a contribution of $150.00 includes a tag with you or your company’s name on the table. Visitors to the CLBA Community Farm Project and its events will know of your support, or find a friend and Co-sponsor a table for $75.00 each. Both names or business names will be seen by our visitors.
Updates on the progress of plants and herbs grown in these tables, will be provided as will the results of the harvest. Monies made from the harvests go toward sustaining this project and others provided by the CLBA Community Farm Project.
Struck a deal on Sunday with a local three acre nursery. The owner has agreed to go organic but doesn't have the knowledge. Nursery is located in a well established area that includes several orisha animal venders-- like Iroko Farm [Bebe] is about three blocks away. Area nurseries do not sell organics.
---The owner has donated the huge pile of organic material. He has agreed for us to build bins on sight and start compost process.! There is plenty material for our farm startup for free. Area nurseries dump their material. I'll be asking them to donate the stuff. This means when compost is ready we transport inventory as needed to CLBA FARM. Owner will lend us his truck and trailer as needed.
---Owner has agreed to enter a consignment deal. This week we'll be transporting 100 or more of his plants to CLBA FARM. At the farm we'll transplant them into organic soil and share profits when sold.
---Owner has agreed to allow full use of his greenhouse which we do not have at our farm. We'll be building organic beds and growing.
---Owner has agreed to provide all pots for our plants.
---Owner has agreed to let us use all farm equipment as needed.
---Owner has agreed to sell our organics in his nursery on consignment.
Decision has been made. Now we have two locations for operations! Our grow system will be standing tables off the ground going upward. The waist high tables are fabulous for easy plant care and our lower backs. Tables will be 4x4 or 4x8 with 8 inches border wood boards. Vines like tomato, and veggies will be cool. All we need to do is attach wire frame to the table and the vines grow upward. Some examples are on youtube.
We're also going to create our own red worm bins for composting. This means we'll have our own worm castings which is best organic soil amendment and for making organic tea. This will become another farm product by selling some of the tea production. Moreover, I just purchased 120 lbs of red worm castings on clearance at 50 % off! This allows us to use it for our current inventory and begin sales.
We now have about 300 seedlings growing. This is our first test run before going viral.
Our next goal is fundraiser. We need sponsors that donate $$$ to purchase and build the tables. Also, donation of seeds. I'll have the exact cost for each table tomorrow. So, begin thinking on how to promote it. We have a local sponsor for our first 4 tables. Buying materials tomorrow and we have a guy that's going to build them to our specifications. Video will be taken during the building process for education and fundraising purposes.