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We're making the jump into solar and rain catchment at Rising Pheasant Farms! Our farm was conceived back in 2009 as a model of low-resource, ecologically-based, small-scale urban agriculture. We have striven to uphold those values for the past 10 years and have enjoyed so much love and support from our Detroit community, who also believe that we can grow and eat better. Whether its delivering our produce without fossil fuels, using hand tillage for our soil or growing in a beyond "Organic" method, the Earth and ALL her inhabitants have been at the forefront of our business motivations and decisions. We are asking our community now to help support furthering that dream by installing a metal roof for a rain catchment system and solar panels to completely power our farm operations with alternative energy.
We will be working with Strawberry Solar based right here in Detroit and a Detroit-based contractor for the roofing work. Keeping our money in Detroit is a high priority for our business. The cost of the project is $25,320 for the solar installation and $20,000 for a metal roof and gutters for rain catchment.
In celebration of our 10 years as a business in Detroit and making this jump into solar and water catchment, we'll be hosting a open-house on Sunday September 29th! All donors, regardless of investment level, can consider themselves invited to this event.
Rising Pheasant Farms sticker
Rising Pheasant Farms photo
Rising Pheasant Farms t-shirt
VIP local dinner
- Carolyn Leadley
- Campaign Owner
Farm Openhouse tomorrow!!Update posted by Carolyn Leadley at 08:11 pm
the day has finally come for our 10 year anniversary openhouse & celebration. please join us for light refreshments, photos of the past 10 years, RPF t-shirts and stickers for sale and tours of the farm.Chef Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard has put together a beautiful menu highlighting all the. . . . .
The metal roof is on!Update posted by Carolyn Leadley at 07:04 pm
The first phase of metal roof install is complete. We'll be putting on the gutters for rain catchment in the next week! Thank you all for your support! Next solar panels!!
Roof work begins!Update posted by Carolyn Leadley at 05:24 pm
This past week the roofers have begun the process of installing the metal roof. The work has included adding structural supports in the attic and a full roof tear off. Next the metal roof installer will put on the standing-seam metal skin. The roof will have gutters added for rain. . . . .
Paypal issuesUpdate posted by Carolyn Leadley at 10:41 pm
Hey all! thank you so much for the support thus far. we've had a little issue with Paypal and unfortunately a few people who donated through that method ended up getting canceled. we are currently fixing that problem and will update you all as soon as its working. the "We