Posted by on May 4, 2017

Join us in celebrating and supporting four Somali-Bantu farm families who will start the growing season on their new co-operative farm in Lewiston.

Since there is nothing on the land yet, and community help is needed in many ways,Slow Money Maine is organizing a  Digging In community drive for farm supplies, used or new, for Seynab Ali, Jabril Abdi, Mohamed Abukar and Batula Ismail of New Roots Cooperative Farm. The attached “wish list” offers many ideas and we’ve arranged for drop off points in different parts of the state.

Garden Cart & Wheelbarrows
Irrigation Equipment: irrigation valves, drip tape, 2” pipeline, 1” header line, hoses, backback sprayer, sprinklers
Organic Fertilizers, Compost, Manure
Building Supplies: Wood, Metal Roofing, Nails, Screws, Sawsall, Hammer, Circular Saw
Sinks for Wash Station
Root Vegetable Washer
Chainsaw & Safety Equipment
Bush Hog
Farm Boots
Remay/Row Cover
Black Plastic
Metal Hoops
Delivery Truck/Van
Solar Panels
Handwashing Sink
Harvesting Crates
Harvesting Tools
Cash Register
Tractor Implements: Tiller, Harrow, Plow, Bush Hog, Fertilizer Spray, Manure Spreader

We encourage you to get into Spring cleaning mode and see what you can find in your garage, shed and barn that will serve these farmers well. In addition, we’ll be setting up a fund at the Paris Farmers Union, their local  supply store, so that anyone can contribute in that form.

Please contact  Jonah Fertig, for all related questions.

and thanks, in advance, for your support of our New American farmers,

Tools can be dropped off  at any of the following locations throughout Maine:

Slow Money Maine/Bonnie Rukin      Camden

Cultivating Community /Alex Redfield       Portland

Jonah Fertig     Durham

Melissa Doherty /Flying Moose Farm      Ellsworth

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