There have been some severe storms in the last week back in the midwest. A high school friend of mine recently started a sustainable farm and it was hit really hard by the flood waters and hailstones. Being the kind-hearted individual that I am, I thought I would share her story using our little internet platform. Check it out:
“1/3rd of Laughing Loon was washed away when the farm got 8+ inches of rain in several hours on June 14th, 2012. We lost almost all of our peppers, half the eggplant, and many beds of beans, beets, spring mix, spinach and more. (Photos here and here.)The flood also destroyed many thousands of dollars of transplants, equipment and materials. Three days later during the evening of June 17th, golfball sized hail severely damaged the crops that weren’t washed away by the flood.
The hail pushed us from really appreciating donations to really needing them, sadly. If you’d like to make a donation to help the farm replant and rebuild, you can do so via the PayPal button. Thank you for helping us make sure this season isn’t our first and last!
If you can, please consider making a donation of your time, money or skills to help us recover after a flood and hailstorm. Head to http://www.laughingloonfarm.com to give. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Laughing Loon Farm is a small-scale, diversified farm in Northfield, MN. We grow dozens of varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers (16 varieties of tomatoes alone!) using sustainable farming practices like crop rotation, organic pest management and cover cropping. Learn more about our farming practices here.