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raise the barn

Posted: October 9 2012

another worthy kickstarter project, this one at the Pfeiffer Center.
Raise the Historic Red Barn!
We believe each plot of earth is distinct and special. We call it the farm individuality, and we're teaching the next generation of farmers - and everyone who eats - how to respect and nourish their land, whether it's an urban window box, a suburban backyard, or a working farm.
We teach children and adults the biodynamic methods that bring chemical-free fertility to our soil. You've heard of organic farming and permaculture principles, well, they can both trace their roots back to biodynamics.
Biodynamics works. It's more than being sustainable. It's about healing and thriving.
Look no further than the Pfeiffer Center's lush vegetable beds. Our farm has amazing soil - just look at the vegetables we grow! - but the infrastructure needs a big boost so we can match the growing hunger for classes and field training in biodynamic methods.
Our historic red dairy barn is the iconic cornerstone of our operation: Home to the hay and gear for Captain and Eva, our spirited team of Haflinger draft horses, it's also our workshop and storage space. But the years have taken a toll and it needs work now.
With a minimum of $75,000 we can restore our cherished old barn, deer-proof the fields that await a crop, restore the Children's Healing Garden, and invest in the research tools we need to analyze soil and educate traditional and urban farmers.

red hook, new york