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108% Funded

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Target: €5000

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€5,411 Raised

Complete

165 Funders

Dublin's Urban Rooftop Farm

By Urban Farm

description

The idea is to convert a negative space into one that creates benefit for the community

Urban Farm has secured workshops & 400sqm's of rooftop space in Dublin city centre where we are researching and demonstrating intensive urban growing techniques. We have begun building facilities to host events & community groups and provide hands-on workshops that teach responsible food production, carpentry, energy-saving systems, ecological cycles, and community self-sufficiency observing organic & pesticide free practices. We go beyond the normal timber yards and builders suppliers, all materials used are salvaged from waste, diverted from landfill, de-constructed & up-cycled on site.We compost on the rooftop with the help of City Composting Ltd, a new start-up company helping to lower the volume of city waste.

This is an Open Space

After securing our space we are now in need of Funds to build out the infrastructure that will allow us to research & demonstrate intensive urban growing techniques.

All we need is materials, a lot of materials , we up-cycle & re-cycle & cycle our bikes everywhere, we are generally building this farm with up-cycled materials but we still need to purchase supplies, nails, seeds, soil, pumps, timbers, trees, tools, bees, quail, fish, paint, teabags, more nails, more tools, the man with the van needs paying too and more hens and of course we can't make everything so we will out-source materials and parts from time to time, but only when we can't beg, borrow or find them ourselves

Your support will help towards these costs :

Organic seed, fruit trees & berry bushes
Workshop tools to build and train
Soil and potting mixes
Construction of grow boxes + cold frames
Construction of vertical grow walls
Basic gardening tools
Fencing wind protection
Aquaponic system for fresh fish & micro greens
Bees, hives & equipment
Quail coop construction & equipment
Growing, harvesting & distribution of C.S.A. produce
Research, design & developing best practices
Outdoor space for residents, volunteers, community
Creating a bio-diversity space in the city centre
Composting waste from city cafes to grow food back for the community

Urban Farm Community Supported Agriculture Scheme

Weekly June until November 2013, the farm will deliver produce to your Dublin city centre location by cargo bike or collected directly from the farm.
Shares include 7-10 types of salad produce, enough for 2 people for a week.

Membership is open to anyone

Members contribute financial and/or physical support to the farm and in return, receive the following privileges.

Weekly: pickup/delivery at the farm, featuring a choice selection of seasonal farm produce.
Access: to local fresh sustainably produced food.
Pick-your-own options: berries, cherry tomatoes, flowers, herbs and seasonal surplus items.
Member: picnics, workshops, regular newsletters and recipes.

Urban Farm has to date been a participator funded project and currently receives no other funding or financial assistance from any governmental or private source. We now need funds, you need food, we need seed, let's work together & build a healthy city farm for all to enjoy.

Thanks for taking the time to read about us and for supporting Urban Farm.

rewards

activity

Urban Farm Apologises

Hello All, Well the project has really taken root on the rooftop, we have completed the rooftop space as to the best of out abilities without proper financial funding. It's a this stage now that we are looking to use whatever monies we have left after the build to complete our rewards to all those that funded the project back in November 2012. Our workshops have taken place and we hope all involved had a very learning experience. We have the t-shirt & tote bag design ready and waiting for printing on organic materials, unfortunately at this stage we do not have the funds to go to print but please rest assured we will be sending them off for printing as soon as we can gather the necessary money. Our CSA scheme has suffered the most, we were very naive to expect to be able to supply fresh produce so quickly and without any run up to the growing season with such bad spring weather we are completely off track for being able to supply our funders their reward of weekly fresh produce, I don't know what to say but that we will refund all funders their seed capital as soon as we have the necessary money to do so. Again as unfunded project the organisation and logistics of the CSA is just totally outsid eof our reach this year. With a view to being in a much better position next year as at least at that stage we will have winter and early spring crops to offer, unlike this year where we are only just now figuring out what works on the windy rooftop !!! Again unfortunately our tours have been suspended by the fire safety officer so will endevour to raise the necessary 20k to reopen the rooftop for the general public and our funders. Again thank you all for your early support of the project to date the farm has raised only the €5000 euro collected through the fund:it page, of which €3000 went towards rent this year and last and the other €2000 euro went into the build along with most of my wages from the day job so please bear with us as we fight the financial fight and make or break the Urban Farm project, Thank you , Andrew

Urban Farm Update 3

Happy Holidays everybody :) Thank You Everybody for helping us raise these initial funds to kick-start the Urban Farm, enabling the speedy development of our grow spaces for the coming spring, we are right on track and it's all thanks to you, Thank You so much for all your enthusiasm, encouragement and energy, thank you xx Unfortunately we couldn't get the bee Christmas cards out as we are still waiting on your funding details, which we should receive early next week at which stage we will have address details to enable us send out your seed bombs, t-shirts, bags, workshop & CSA details, with regards to the bee card and naming your bees we will send out a card with an extra special invite to the Bee Hive opening day in April 2013 at which point you can name your bee on the bee board at the farm, bee there or bee square :) We will be surrounded by our well spent fund:it support materials in a couple of weeks wondering who wants to make what, which plants to sow in which systems, how are we getting that soil up to the roof, who wants to help look after the indoor poly tunnel propagation system, or indeed help build the aquaponic systems , sow all those seeds, the list is endless now we are cranking up and taking root, so pop in, have a look around and add your details to the chart and see what works best for you, or just have a coffee waffle:) Open day weekend: 10am - 6pm Saturday 19th January 1pm - 6pm Sunday 20th January Again Thank You Everybody xxx :))

Urban Farm Update 2

It’s not every day that you can party with a group of farmers in the middle of a city. Even rarer, it’s not every day that you can party with urban Irish farmers on the rooftop of a historic building in the centre of Dublin and learn about some green goodness to boot. We are very pleased to announce a few more details for: Summer Rooftop Party @ Urban Farm The wonderful James Rigby of Rigby's Lesson Street & Food Punk fame will be here on the day preparing recipes of ultra fresh rooftop produce and of course we have some very special musical guests for you & your fellow supporters, Cathy Davey, Gavin Glass & Steve Wall to name but a few of the Urban Farm's friends that could pop in on the day. Come along & pull up a stool, taste Rigby's delicious dishes & join us all in a great big sing song on the Rooftop Garden.

Urban Farm Update 1

HELLO EVERYBODY & THANK YOU to all our supporters so far & for those of you about to fund The Urban Farm fund:it campaign is now well on it's way to success, thank you !! 28 day campaign, 7 days down, we are now on day 20 & passed the €1,000 mark !! A National news article & photos on the farm will be published this Sunday so we're sure this will garner extra support & exposure for the project/ fund:it, To all those who have seen our vision and funded already, Thank you so much, your help and encouragement is so very much appreciated. The endless list of volunteers we have amassed in the last 7 days since publicly launching the project has been over whelming, if we have missed anybody out by not returned a mail please bear with us as we coordinate the volunteer programme. We have lined up two unique acts for the Rooftop Summer Party, they be announced at the end of the week, so stay tuned!! Samples of the T-Shirt & Tote bag are on the way & will be up on the website soon. We are in talks with an Irish Organic Seed company and will soon be able to supply our list of produce to be grown on the farm for our Community Supported Agriculture scheme, your absolutely going to love the selection, we certainly do. Thank you all for your support & encouragement. See you all soon on the farm, All the Best, Andrew & Paddy

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