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A 21st Century Barn-Raising!

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Posted by Rene Michalak over 9 years ago

The Food Garage is a prototype that produces renewable energy for 4-season food growing to feed a family of 4 for a year... forever!

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

After winning the Carbon Farmer's first "Face Your Footprint" contest and successfully reaching its crowdfunding goal on WeTheTrees.com, the Food Garage Project has gained some serious attention.

As a spin-off project of ReThink Red Deer, we're now six months into the campaign to build the prototype and we're almost there!

We've raised some eyebrows by challenging the concept of local food, showing how its possible to live a "zero-mile diet" and feed a family of four for a year, forever simply on what can be grown in your back yard.

Inspired by our efforts, The FarmOn Foundation has offered to help raise the funds to build the 26-foot geodesic dome greenhouse and prove what's possible with 4-season food growing in Alberta, Canada.

This is where you come in. We want to leverage our success with WeTheTrees - where we had the most contributors and raised the most funds of any project they've ever hosted - into a campaign with Indiegogo, the international benchmark for crowdfunding!

From July 4 until August 19 we need your contribution to raise the funds that will raise the greenhouse roof! When we're successful, it's going to be a barn-raising like no other and you can help make it happen!

And to thank you for your help, we're compiling over 5 years of research and project experience to show you how you can build your own food garage and edible forest garden.

Check out the new promo video at the campaign page and visit www.FoodGarage.ca for all the finer project details including concept plans and messages from our key supporters.

We want to show you how to turn your garage into a veritable grocery store, so spread the word and sink your teeth into something real!


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