One of my long-term goals is to start a nonprofit, organic permaculture farm and food forest powered by solar. I have been working this goal with some humble backyard organic gardening, volunteering, and farm work over the years, some of which I have chronicled here and in other posts. If you would like to be involved in this, feel free to comment.
I worked at six different farms in spring, summer, and fall of 2018, some of which were really rewarding. The one I enjoyed the most is a chemical-free farm where we grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs. The herbs we grow are sold to a tea company run by the owner of the farm that empowers refugee and immigrant farmers by giving them seedlings and buying their herbs. Another I really enjoyed is a like-minded, certified organic, sustainable no-till farm that uses almost no gas-powered equipment. This season in my small backyard, I also grew 330 pounds of produce, 65 pounds of which I donated to meal sites for homeless folks at Open Table in Providence RI. Everything in my garden this year was started from organic seed myself, except for two eggplant transplants and a few lacinato kale, spinach, and lettuce transplants. All was grown organically: Go here to see the pictures:
Spring and Summer 2017:
My backyard garden is very small because I only have so much space there in rainy, cold, industrial Providence RI but I try to do the best I can there.
Organic lettuce donated to meal sites in RI:
Organic yellow pear, black vernissage, and Roma tomatoes from garden donated:
Organic peppers, carrots, and kale donated to Open Table:
Organic flowers in the garden to feed pollinators:
Younger tomatoes after we weeded and laid down hay:
For potential partners:
You will never see an advertisement on this site and it will always be free. I do this without any compensation because the point is to reach as many people as possible regardless of class, race, gender, orientation, or any other social construct. I would, however, like to partner with prison abolitionists, anarchists, anti-capitalists, organizers, social and environmental activists, indigenous rights groups, artists, bloggers and independent journalists to create awareness and incite action. I can post a permanent link on this page to your content if you ask and I think the cause you’re promoting is a good one. If you run a startup charity or a registered nonprofit I can list your organization on the charities page if you would like any additional exposure.
If you would like to be listed here or on the charities page, feel free to send me a message. I only want to exchange exposure and impact. I think this is the only way advertising should be done to avoid the constant pervasiveness of advertisements for products and services that are useless to most people.