Casal Hortelão - help us buy a mini tractor!
A few seasons into farming our vegetable garden, we feel that working the soil properly has been our main handicap. Our loamy and heavy soil requires really hard physical work and our single rototiller is inadequate and inefficient, leaving us with quite an amount of seedlings and young plants that never get to the soil on time and go to waste.
The solution is to buy a mini tractor with fitting tools and implements to work our small scale farm, and give our growing capacity a boost.
We need your help to turn our vegetable garden more sustainable and productive, so that we can support this agricultural model and demonstrate that local, family run, small scale organic farming is the future of the world's production system.
Filipa & Telmo
Thank you so much!
Budget and due dates
The amount collected will pay for a second hand tractor, the making of adequate implements and tools to work our small scale vegetable garden, as well as the manufacture and shipping of the rewards and the crowd-funding platform PPL's fee. We are hoping to have everything up and running when this (2015) spring starts, just in time for the first soil preparation works.