|Sent on:||Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:55 PM|
Dear friends, strangers, humans, allies of the plant world, members of the various gardeneing, local food and permacuture communities...
Please support the Northampton MA based group ' HelpYourself' and their efforts to plant dozens of fruit trees and install veggie and herb gardens in public places around town this Fall! By coming together as a larger, committed community to support this project, we can manifest an 'incredible edible' Northampton in the next few years. This is the first step, and its success could easily inspire other communities, bringing us all closer to the future we are working towards. The money we raise will be primarily for plants, ordered from local nurseries, as well as printing signs, buying salvaged lumber, compost, gardening tools, and doing soil tests.
THE KICKSTARTER PAGE: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290256474/helpyourself-public-gardens-and-fruit-trees-in-nor
HELP YOURSELF PROJECT WEBSITE: www.helpyourselfnoho.tk
Thanks for your support! Please forward this widely!
This project will...
create an edible, delicious and nutritious public landscape bursting with free food
build and remediate tired city soil
increase biodiversity and pollinator habitat
create community through design, maintenance, and harvest
work with local youth and elders throughout the process
and educate and empower folks along the way!
Beyond transforming our common spaces, we're hoping to start discussions about local food and economies. Having dozens of demonstration forest gardens around town will bring awareness, energy and enthusiasm about permaculture, community gardens and food systems out of folk's private backyards, and into the spaces we share. It will also showcase and popularize many common guilds and remediation methods that are applicable to common urban and suburban settings.
Felix Lufkin & Help Yourself!
Cool Rewards! Fuzzy Feelings! A Good Cause! Supporting and participating in this project is easy... just get out your small cloth or animal skin pouch, find the necessary shiny rectangular dingus, look at a series of symbols, recognize them and press the corresponding button on your crystal ball! Thanks in advance for your support!