Give in 2010

28 Dec

Dear Friends,

Thank you to all of you who have donated to Fairview Gardens.  Your support is key to the future of sustainable, local, small-scale urban farming.

If you have not yet had a chance to donate please consider now the time. With just a few days left in 2010 you can still make a charitable tax donation. We are actively pursuing creative solutions to tackle our current financial hardships.  Please help us kick-start a fundraising campaign to put Fairview Gardens back in the community spotlight and reach our potential as a renowned education center.  Ultimately, our intension is twofold: On a local scale we aim to bring over 3500 elementary grade students from the greater Santa Barbara area to the farm to gain an understanding of where their food comes from, food as a way to optimal health and the basics of saving the environment through food choices. On a national level, our goal is to create a comprehensive educational and training center for people who want to walk in to the future with an understanding of what community agriculture is ans what true sustainability means. Our second intention is to continue to be on the cutting edge of small-scale agriculture design. Our experimentation in showing sustainability of small-scale agriculture is critical in continuing to feed the families that depend on us in our community.

Fairview Gardens undoubtedly requires community support to bridge present challenges to future goals and convert our inspired vision into meaningful reality. With your assistance, together we will embark on a new era that will not only increase our positive impact on the community, but will also instill pride within it for being supporters of The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. 

Two private donors have recognized this crucial moment by offering $25,000 in matching funds for this 2010 appeal.  Regardless of your donation amount, this generosity maximizes your support and provides a greater opportunity to nourish your farm just as Fairview Gardens nourishes the community.  We invite you to share in our new path and help revitalize Fairview Gardens as a model of true sustainability and a true community farm: a farm of, by, and for the community.

Again to all of you who have donated Thank you for your support,

The Fairview Gardens Staff



A future farmer.


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