Rooftop Farms and Adapted Seeds for Urban Agriculture
We have been involved in building a series of rooftop farms in the East Bay. And now we are launching a crowdfunding campaign with Barnraiser and are asking you to join us in our efforts to build an urban seed farm and facility that will produce climate-adapted seeds and train a new crew of urban farmers.
Our food system has become more and more industrialized and commercialized.and our planet has undergone major climate changes. Today we need more local organic food and less fossil fuels in it. We are building just that we need a little extra help to get it growing!
Top Leaf Farms is growing food where people live and our urban adapted seed project will help supply seeds to a new generation of urban farmers. We plan to create a robust catalogue of seeds adapted to the urban environment in order to generate delicious and wholesome food. Our project is designed to create a model of hyper-local food security through the growing, selecting, processing and local distribution of organic heirloom foods and open-pollinated seeds as well as the training of a new kind of farmer--one trained specifically in producing the volume and quality of organic food required in the city.
We need YOU to join us in this endeavor by raising $25,000 to help build an urban seed farm in Oakland!
Click here to support our project if you can or spread the word to others. We have some amazing rewards and an incredible team of people working together on this.
Help us build our farm and our efforts to create locally adapted seeds for the urban grower. Support us as we work toward a hyperlocal and ultra-fresh fossil fuel free food!
In growing, in sowing
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka
Benjamin Fahrer is the owner and operator of Top Leaf Farms and has over 18 years of organic farming experience, building, design work and teaching in natural resource management.