2014 has proven to be a very busy year for us at Coseppi but I am happy to share the good news that our hard work is paying off. We should be moving in to our new and completely renovated house later this month and my work as the Executive Director of Farmshare Austin is keeping me busy this summer with a major fundraising push.
Farmshare is a new 501c3 dedicated to helping new organic vegetable growers succeed in this challenging field. This year we have secured a location for the educational farm, hired a wonderful farm manager and lead instructor to develop the program, and opened the application process for our first class of students. In the next few months we will be working very hard to raise the remaining capital needed to build a classroom, furnish student housing, and provide scholarships.
Friday, July 18th we will be be hosing a Farm Raiser at the Getaway Motor Club where we will launch this summer’s Indiegogo campaign. The Farm Raiser is going to be an eclectic community party including music by the Barn Owls, a pig roast provided by Moontower Coop’s Tony Grasso, and refreshments from Rogness Brewery, Wunder-Pilz, and Nile Valley Herbs.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchase at www.farmshareaustin.org/farm-raiser. Anyone interested in volunteering or discounted press tickets should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.