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Disaster Relief MicroFarms
$65 Raised
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Ended Feb 11, 2014
When disaster strikes anywhere in the world, transporting food is one of the most expensive costs. I'm building the first portable hydroponic MicroFarm. In two weeks have hundreds of pounds of fresh food weekly. More ...

I have spent many years doing research and development on indoor farming. I want to build a micro farm and ship it to the Philippines. A single 40' shipping container can grow hundreds of pounds of greens every week. It will be a self contained farm, just add water (even dirty water) and seeds. Solar and Wind generators to power the farm and recharge backup batterypacks. Perfect for major disasters where a constant supply of high nutritional value is needed quickly for a period of time while a community rebuilds itself.


  • 40' High Cube Shipping Container - $3,000
  • Paint/Insulate/Ventilate Container - $1,500
  • 4 MicroGrowing Wall Units Installed - $20,000
  • The 4 units cost covers solar and wind power system, water treatment, and all hardware for growing system. Majority of that cost is in the power system.
  • All volunteer labor construction (2 people about 3 weeks to build while working around other schedules, and another 4 weeks of testing before shipping to the Philippines.)
  • These prices are based on list prices, I will be asking every vendor to either give a discount or bogo so I'm that much closer to building a second one.

Once I have one built, I will again seek public outreach to build more, and train a disaster relief group how to operate them, and donate the farms I build to them. And they can position and relocate them as needed around the world. The proper mix of MicroGreens and access to fresh water can sustain life indefinitely. The farm will be capable of supplying both, and can save disaster relief organizations millions of dollars annually, by shipping a few farms and a shipping container full of seeds rather than shipping container after shipping container every few days of rice, bread, canned foods, and water. If I raise more than my goal, I will construct as many as I can.

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A huge Thank You! And your name will be added to the T-shirts as a supporter and a T-shirt. First Name and City,State will be printed on the back along with all other supporters of $75 or more.
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Estimated delivery Jun 2014
For donations of $1,000 or more receive the T-shirt and a photograph plaque of the farm being shown to the first group of disaster victims.
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Estimated delivery May 2014
Round trip airfare to Chicago, transportation from the airport to the farm, and a one night hotel in Chicago which is about 1 hour from where the farm will be constructed. If you live near Valparaiso, IN you can come view the farm and take a night out in the city anyway.

Actual date will be worked out on an individual basis.
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