Grow a Grower

by lb1 in Farnham, Surrey

Farnham Local Food wants to start sharing it's skills with the wider community, giving generations to come the means to grow growers.

by lb1 in Farnham, Surrey

We did it
On 3rd May 2014 we successfully raised £6,485 with 90 supporters in 28 days

LET’S TRANSFORM OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOODYou can make a difference by supporting our Grow a Grower campaign!

With abundant experience in the field, Farnham Local Food is now looking to share its food-growing skills with the wider community. Not only are we growing vegetables, we are also growing growers!

We already have a consolidated team of volunteers behind us so our next step is to train our first ever apprentice as a certified organic grower with the Soil Association. Donate now to our Grow-a-Grower campaign so we can finance this training and also build a weatherproof shelter on our field that will house community events such as workshops, school visits and social gatherings!

Join our efforts by adding a little, or a lot, to our online fundraiser at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/grow-a-grower. With your help we are going to turn our not-for-profit cooperative into a stronger and more sustainable community project.

Why?Local food tastes better! It’s healthier and causes less environmental impact. Besides, this is a chance to bring our community together for a great cause. We would like to see the movement for local and healthy food spread across the entire Surrey-Hampshire border area!

Who are we?We grow vegetables to organic principles year-round from two small sites supplying 75 families with vegetables each week. Work is carried out by a diverse and wonderful team of volunteers led by our professional grower and a newly appointed apprentice. We welcome everyone to come and join in and experience growing vegetables as part of a supportive and fun team. We host local groups and try and spread our knowledge throughout the community.

Can you help us grow a sustainable local food enterprise that will continue to serve the community in and around Farnham?

Photo above kindly donated by Paul Doyle, freelance photographer: www.pauldoylefoto.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

We'll give you an invitation to our celebration party and write your name of the ROLL OF HONOUR to wrapped around the yurt at Runfold.

£10 or more

7 of 10 claimed

£10 Reward

A selection of Mediterranean herbs presented in a rustic earthen-ware pot, just right for a warm windowsill.

£10 or more

13 of 30 claimed

£10 Reward

Your very own, limited edition, specially made FLF tea towel.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Exclusive ticket to our super creamy tea party on May 3rd and an invitation to our celebration party and your name written on the ROLL OF HONOUR wrapped around the yurt at Runfold.

£15 or more

7 of 8 claimed

£15 Reward

Specialist half-day, hot-composting workshop, (will take place in the Summer). At the end of the workshop, you will know how to create and monitor your heap, improve your garden soil, lower your carbon footprint, and save money too. Get in touch for the full brief.

£20 or more

10 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Adopt one of our salad crops, we'll label it with your name and send you regular photos of it growing, until it gets harvested.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Your complete veg garden in a box. Will include 10 seedlings of 20 different veg types, all ready for you to plant in your veggie bed. You will collect from site choosing your favourite vegetables from our stock of plants in the propagation polytunnel.

£60 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£60 Reward

Give us £60 and we'll give you a true taste of what we do, a basket of veg in a beautifully, handmade crafted willow basket.

£70 or more

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£70 Reward

Get a specialist FLF practical kitchen bundle... three limited edition tea towels, an apron and two FLF hand personalised wooden spoons.

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

A real experience of what we do, £75 and we'll reward you with a months worth of veg. (collectable from the yurt and you can choose a month between June-September)

£100 or more

7 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

A unique chance to be given a guided tour of our growing land with the founded of Farnham Local Food. We'll throw in a pizza for lunch and some veg to take home with you.

£250 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£250 Reward

A unique and one off chance to contribute to the 'finishing' touches to our cob oven, as well as learning from the best as you go, and experiencing a taste of the pizza we'll cook for you in it.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

We've got two unique, vintage style Cruiser bikes to give to one person who gives us £500. 'Perfect for canal path and countryside leisurely cycling' and we'll send you the full spec and photos if you're really curious, just ask.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

A full taste of what we do at Farnham Local Food, giving £1000 will give you a year's membership and weekly veg all year round.

£1,000 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Three unique chances to have our FLF 'buildings' named after you or your business. Our yurt, 'the factory' (our propagating polytunnel), and our brand new polytunnel are all awaiting names, of your choice by pledging £1000. Get in touch if you want to know more.

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