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Indiegogo: Seeding Agricultural Traditions

I'm Tina, founder and proprietor of Neverland Farm, a bio-dynamic teaching farm in the Andes Mountains of Southern Ecuador. I’d like to introduce to you to a project aimed at helping a third world farmer purchase a home. 

 

Indiegogo: Seeding Agricultural Traditions 

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This project can have long term benefits to many other farmers seeking ownership.



Why help this family? 
Patricio and his family are third world farmers, practicing agricultural in a non mechanized very rural area of southern Ecuador. Patricio is a rare example of BD farming practices in a region that needs organic education.
Additionally, Patricio lives in an area named by International Living Magazine as "one of the best places in the world to retire," so a massive influx of well meaning but culturally naive foreigners (not many farmers) is creating a real estate crisis. These foreigners come seeking cheap real estate to build retirement homes, and unintentionally drive prices far above what locals can pay. 


Young agricultural families, like Patricio's, are finding it extremely difficult to purchase a farmstead and continue their traditional way of life. Patricio's ancestors have been here forever* and he wants only to continue to live in his town and raise his family here in a sustainable manner. Besides providing a living example of biodynamic farming to for his peers, he has over many years been working with the foreigners, trying to teach them about his culture and traditions. He needs out help to continue his work.



Please support our cause! 

1. Contribute financially via Indiegogo (by the way, the perks are great!) 
IF YOU WISH TO USE PAYPAL, PLEASE SEND TO MOLLY MARSHALL, TINALAND@YAHOO.COM AND YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE MADE THROUGH MOLLY TO INDIEGOGO. PATRICIO DOES NOT HAVE PAYPAL.

2. Spread the word via mailing lists, facebook, websites, etc.

3. Start a dialogue -- we would love to hear from you!

 

We hope you become a part of this movement to seed this young farmer's dream of agricultural independence.



Love,

Tina
 

*Ancestral lands here are almost nonexistent, as Agrarian reforms only came to the area to reduce the classes of Patron/serf since 1972. His ancestors were serfs, agricultural workers for a Patron owner. While they worked the land, they did not own to leave to their children.

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