Clayton Non-Profit Farm Seeks Your Help

Project aims to grow organic produce and educate community.

If you could buy organic vegetables grown right here in the foothills of Mt. Diablo while helping a non-profit take action to help those who need it, would you? Here is your chance:

Tucked away in the hills along Morgan Territory Road just past Clayton is Buttercup Farms, a non-profit whose motto is "helping people help themselves."

Buttercup, which organizers say has helped more than 400 people overcome individual needs and challanges since founded in 1986, has set up an online crowdsourcing account to raise $6,050. The money, the farm tells Patch, will be used to build raised-garden beds in the farm's effort to open a Community Supported Agriculture business.

The organic, locally grown produce will be sold to folks in Clayton, Concord and Walnut Creek and the garden will be used to educate local community groups, according to head gardner Gary Crandall. 

The catch - time is running out - The donation window closes at 11:03 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and the farm only gets the money if the $6,050 goal is reached. 

As of Sunday, March 25, $4,700 or 77 percent of the goal, has been reached. 

Project's Goal

  • To establish a thriving organic garden that will be a model for environmentally sound food production and water usage.
  • To begin a Community Supported Agriculture business (CSA) for the sale of our produce.
  • To use the garden to teach adults and children about nature, horticulture and where their food comes from.

How to Help

Follow this link and make any donation - big or small. 

Find out more about Buttercup Farms by reading its "about us" section online or by following farm manager Jorie Hanson's weekly column, , right here on Concord Patch. 

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Adalto Nascimento March 26, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Update: as of 2:20 p.m. Monday, the farm has exceeded its goal of raising $6,050, with $6,227 in donations. Had the goal not been met, the farm wouldn't get ANY of the money.


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