We have two matching opportunities waiting for your support! Goosefoot has offered to match up to $10,000 this year, and Nancy Nordhoff has put an additional $25,000 on the table, meaning that any contribution you make toward the training of a new generation of farmers with us will provide TWICE THE IMPACT! *
Please consider helping the Organic Farm School (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) and our aspiring farm students with:
Empowering new farmers takes a lot of resources...from land and farm equipment to classroom space and staff, just to name the essentials!
With more than half of all US farmers 55+ years old and with 91 million acres of farmland needing to be transitioned to new farmers in the next five years, helping new farmers is vital to ensuring that our food system develops sustainably into the future.
As hard as we work to keep our expenses lean and our earned revenue from student produce robust, fundraising will always be part of what we do. We're hoping you see yourself as part of the future of food and farming, and that you'll be inspired to make a financial gift to the Organic Farm School.
- make a regular monthly donation (these help with surprise expenses like replacing the axel on our old Kubota, or keeping potholes filled in our driveway, etc.)
- make a one time gift (these help with major expenses like the freezer we need, or scholarships for students, etc.)
- talk with us about making a multiple year pledge to keep the program strong and responsive to the needs of students and the community
*Thanks to a wonderful "flock of angels," we were able to quickly raise funds for a set of refrigerators. We say this to honor the donors, and to hopefully inspire you! Their rapid response not only met an immediate need -- it will go twice as far, meeting other supply/material needs for the OFS program because of the Goosefoot match.
The document below is from our successful 2016 campaign...we leave it up because it shares a great deal of information about what we do.
Donations can be made via Donorbox by clicking the button below or by mailing a check to: OFS, P.O. Box 837, Freeland, WA 98249
No gift is too small or too big to be put to use right away! Monthly gifts are appreciated and can be set up
through Donorbox or through your banking institution.