Agriculture, Environment, Food
Welcome to the Upside Down Organic Farm !
+ our little
our band of animals,
and our team: we employ one person during the busy farming season and we host volunteers from all around the world who join us in daily life on the farm.
Today, la Ferme à l'Envers is :
Vegetable production is our passion. Growing tasty, fresh, healthy veggies, on a human scale and in harmony with the environment is our beautiful challenge.
It takes constant effort on our part and we are invested in this adventure because politically, socially and ecologically, this activity makes sense.
In fact, in France and around the world, farms like ours are becoming rare. The loss of family farming to industrial agriculture is a serious matter. Little by little, the disappearance of knowledge, biodiversity, and autonomy produce a food system that is sterile, without life or flavour.
We have decided to go in the opposite direction, (hence our name, the upside down, inside out, opposite farm). We are living proof that we can feed the world another way ! We can provide for cities without destroying the environment and we can produce food without taking from future generations !
Our Objectives :
Is all this possible ???
Yes ! But we need your help !
Climate changes are impelling us to adapt our current system of production, fast !
For example, in 2018 we experienced an extremely rainy spring (field work was delayed and crops suffered) and a serious lack of water in the summer (drought conditions and insufficient irrigation). The consequence: too much time and energy spent in the fields and farmers in burn-out !
The Action Plan :
The farm will provide 3000€ from its 2018 revenue towards the completion of these projects !
The TOTAL remaining cost of implementing the Action Plan is 12,000€.
We need your help to jump start the process !
#1 : Upgrade Irrigation System : URGENT (total 7000€)
#2 : New Greenhouse (total 5000€)
With project #1 in place, we can save a significant number of work hours each week. With less time and physical enery wasted, we will be more efficient in the field and less tired at the end of day. This is an enormous gift for the farm !
With project #2, more of our crops will be protected from unfavourable weather conditions. We can augment the quantity and diversity of vegetables possible throughout the year, especially at the end of winter, when we usually experience a drop in revenue. By expanding our harvest season, we can afford to hire a full time worker throughout the entire year.
Your turn to decide !
Contribute to this crowdfunding campaign !
Share the information in your networks !
Contact us for more information !
The entirety of the funds collected will go to la Ferme à l'Envers to implement the projects described.
Thank you, we will feel the difference your support makes everyday !
A special thanks to Maite, a volunteer from this summer, for the creation of this lovely video ! Shout out to our dear friends Félix and Clément for helping to make this happen !