Week Three Update of Rahma Forest Garden Campaign




First, a thank you to our newest donors who have helped us reach the 20% level of our funding goal, with $375 online and $25 offline donations. We have 47 days left in our campaign.

Appreciation for financial contributions to Marty Butts, Michael Burns, Brandan DeBuono, Ursula Rozum, ldepiano, Diane Emerson, Candee Wadsworth, and Lindsay Speer. Plant donations have been committed by Pete Wirth, Grindstone Farms, Diane Emerson, and Lynda Hamilton.

(To see the plant list, go to:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AojqPrjAiK0HdEp1b01jem...


Our first spring Day of Action was briefly mentioned in the campaign main page, but I want to make sure everyone is fully aware that we will be coming together on Saturday April 14 from 10 am – 3 pm to get things done! This means planting, sheet mulching, trail layout, and perhaps some sign making.

(Who wants to sign up to bring some finger foods for lunch too? Check out the spread we had back in September with stuffed grape leaves, hummus, pita bread, apples, and corn bread topped with tomatoes!)

We’ll also be out the next Saturday April 21 as it will be the Syracuse Grows Resource Drive day and we can likely expect some items to be provided such as additional mulch, compost, and plants (though we won’t know the details of what me might be able to access until a few weeks from now following the Member Garden meeting we will be attending this Tuesday).

Saturday April 21 will also function as our rain day if April 14 weather is too extreme.


April 14th is also the day that you can pick up your perks that your donation entitles you to. We’ve got a wide range, so take a look if you are still considering making a contribution.

Plant ordering of trees and shrubs will commence this week so as to give our suppliers enough notice to provide our order on our date of choice. This is another good reason we hope you’ll make a donation soon – as any funds we are able to access early in the campaign will enable us to most confidently place our orders knowing we will have the money available to pay for the plant materials. Kind of like a CSA model for those familiar with this model in which contributors finance the operation up front –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture#Structure

Have a great week everyone – Frank & the Rahma Forest Garden Team


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