Can you imagine doing all the work for a small scale, organic farm by hand? We can’t either, which is why we are overjoyed to announce our 2021 Seeds to Grow Grant Recipient, Blooming Reed Farm of Paulden, Arizona!
Blooming Reed farmers Juan and Keeton Aguiar provide Arizonans with locally grown organic vegetables, nutritious herbs, and breathtakingly beautiful flowers with the goal of minimizing the disturbance to the soil. Sustainable agriculture can be very labor-intensive, but with the appropriate equipment, farmers can maximize profits by increasing crop yields, improving crop quality, and reducing expenses.
We’d like to give special thanks to Erich Shultz of Steadfast Farm for his technical support and expertise in choosing the appropriate agricultural equipment and tools for the location. He provides unwavering support to the regional farmers of our Arizona food system, and he played a big part in making this happen. We would also like to thank Whole Foods for helping to support us in this initiative.
Seeds to Grow is an annual funding opportunity that supports the heart of our food system with seed funding for farm equipment and essentials for Arizona's small farmers. For more information on Seeds to Grow, visit pinnacleprevention.org
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