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Monday, February 8, 2010

Urban Farm in the Mission Seeking Investors for Expansion

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click to enlarge The backyard farm near Dolores wants to expand to a quarter-acre plot. - LITTLE CITY GARDENS
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  • The backyard farm near Dolores wants to expand to a quarter-acre plot.
Caitlyn Galloway and Brooke Budner of Little City Gardens are hoping to expand, but not like the Walmart you knew back home. A year ago, Galloway and Budner started an urban farm on a 1/16-acre backyard plot near Dolores Park. Since then, they've been selling herbs and salad and braising greens to restaurants and individuals, and teaching the curious about city farming. Now, in order to make the most out of their farming operation (with a goal of enriching what they call "the local, national, and global dialogue about growing food in cities"), the two intent to grow to a quarter-acre plot, and devote themselves full time to their greens-tending. To do that, they need ducats -- $15,000 to be precise, which they need to raise by May 4.

They're all set with a business plan, which you can peep here -- along with all sorts of multimedia offerings outlining the specifics of their intent. The prognosis is cautiously quite optimistic. With 83 days remaining, the duo has passed the halfway point. With the help of small investors (like you, potentially), their salad mix will only be a seed, the beginning.

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