Dear Friends of Cropsey Community Farm,
I am a Boy Scout in New City, New York (Troop 97- Hudson Valley Council), and I, (along with members of my troop) am currently working on my Eagle project. My goal is to construct a working Hoop House for Cropsey Community Farm. A hoop house is a relatively inexpensive type of greenhouse which allows for longer growing seasons, starter plantings and delicate plantings that can’t be grown outdoors. It is constructed using a frame made of steel pipe “hoops” and covered with two layers of a thick plastic skin. A hoop house is particularly valuable to Cropsey Community Farm because it will allow food to be grown at the farm year round and will help keep sustainable agriculture alive in Rockland County by allowing the farm to derive more revenue to help maintain production and teach sustainable farming to community members.
I need to raise approximately $2,800 for materials and supplies in order to complete this 96 foot long hoop house and would greatly appreciate any help you could give. All donations go to Rockland Farm Alliance, Inc. and are tax deductible. These donations go directly to Rockland Farm Alliance and are earmarked for this project. Please link here to see my “donation to” site and donate to this project:
Should I be lucky enough to raise more than what is required to build a hoop house, the balance will go to RFA for other projects.
Thank you for all of your help.