Total loan: $9,000


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Tucson, AZ, United States / Agriculture

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A loan helped break ground on our farm expansion so we can offer organic food and education to our community.

Michael's story

I was raised on a homestead and my family grew a significant amount of the food we ate. I drew from this experience the value of growing my own food, being self sufficient, and the confidence and knowledge to be successful growing food in the desert. My personal background in homestead farming has really driven me to help other people learn how to grow their own, especially in urban areas where Food Deserts commonly exist (areas where you can’t find fresh foods to buy). My business’ foundation is built on producing quality nutritious locally grown food for my community, and through this process, converting our demonstration into educational resources that can help anyone who wants to learn, find success as a home gardener, or small scale farmer. I'm passionate about motivating people to put in the effort and gain the knowledge needed to be successful growing food. I see these efforts as playing a valuable roll in a broader goal of developing more sustainable farming methods, and providing future generations with the means to meet the demand our growing population has for nutritious food, and showing people that sustainable small scale commercial farming is in fact both a viable way to make a living, and also have a positive on ones surrounding community as well as the environment as a whole.