Would you like to help us plant the seeds of change in the Green Bay community? If you’re passionate about our urban farming project, access to fresh local food, and widespread community education, join others in lending a hand. All funds directly contribute to our growing site and outreach efforts. No donation is too small—every little bit helps us to spread our love of fresh produce to Green Bay. Donate securely through YouCaring by clicking the button below. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. If you donate through our secure page pictured below, a tax receipt will be sent through email.
By donating to The Farmory, you are not only breathing life back into an historical armory building, you are changing the face of our local food system. The Farmory will INSPIRE community members to grow their own food by inviting them to see first-hand how to grow with sustainable aquaponics techniques. The Farmory will GROW fish scientists, local growers, and passionate community members who will work to improve our local food economy.
With just one system in operation, volunteers are currently:
- Gaining employment skills and a positive work history
- Learning food growing skills by trading labor for fresh food in our Barter Garden
- Attending workshops to learn many different food growing techniques, build a home aquaponics system, and make many different things such as a vermicomposting bin or kombucha tea. Since our inception we’ve taught 11 workshops to a total of 185 people
- Our newest system in the West De Pere High School will provide students the opportunity to learn sustainable food growing skills and be inspired to build a career in agriculture
Once fully operational, The Farmory will provide additional opportunities to:
- Volunteer and gain employment skills and a positive work history
- Earn a scholarship to NWTC to continue in your learning journey
- Earn a scholarship to E-Hub Entrepreneurial classes so that your business idea can come to life
- Earn materials for your very own hoop house so that your family has fresh food year-round
Are you someone who likes to look at cold, hard proof before jumping in to support a cause? Take a look at our tab “Why We Need The Farmory” for surprising facts and figures from recent studies done in Brown County.
Our Farmory “Wish List”
- Cash donations that help us maintain our demonstration soil-based aquaponics system
- A wash basin for a handwashing station in our work area
*A big thank you to Tara for the gardening gloves, Lincoln & Donna for the tomato cages, Janyne for the garbage bags, Ziploc bags, and microscope, Flo for the fingerling transport tank, and Michelle for the rolling composter!