Nutwood Farm | A Regenerative Investment
Direct Community Offering (DCO)
Nutwood Farm seeks friends and community members to cooperatively finance the holistic development of our small commercial nut farm, including the construction of an ecologically innovative and integrated family habitat. The project is much more than a house, combining non-toxic natural and green building techniques with necessary farm infrastructure components including geothermal food storage, dry sheds, an open kitchen, and a retreat space. It seeks to embody the principles of whole systems design, placing its farmer-dwellers into the land as stewards fully invested and committed to living in partnership with the cycles and symbiosis of our surroundings. We understand that the source and solution to human dis-ease lies in re-embedding: taking full responsibility for the vitality of the soil and the diversity of life around us. This dwelling will give us the opportunity to live our values fully and share our experience with others who are just as curious and compelled.
The Nutwood Habitat was designed by Kalyan and engineered by Chris Vreeland, PE of PrecisionDecision, LLC. It is a round faceted timber frame with strawbale insulation, a 3,000 gallon thermal storage tank, and a geodesic greenhouse on the south side. The primary labor will be provided by Kalyan and Seva, and all materials will be sourced as green and locally as possible.
Construction is set to begin in June 2018 and finish in November 2019 (18-months). The total financing needed is $275,000 which also includes secure financing for our 7-acre farm.
For more information about regenerative financing, we encourage you to refer to the values outlined by Movement Generation and the Climate Justice Alliance. Unlike traditional financing, this model seeks to affirm the deep importance of small, local, social and ecologically responsible businesses that shift our resources away from extractive industries and profit-driven corporations to a new economy based on soil, carbon, water, and cooperation. It democratizes financial capital and builds sound relationships between real people, unraveling the social inequities that keep us from working together to accomplish true and lasting change in our social and economic systems. Our commitment to these values can be read here.
To make an inquiry or offer on this DCO, please call us at (413) 834-1437 or email nutwoodfarmers[at]gmail.com. We will happily arrange to speak with you in person to discuss the full terms and conditions of your loan, large or small.
Thank you for your interest in supporting regenerative entrepreneurship by growing soil, increasing ecological diversity, and building true wealth again from the ground up.
Nutwood Farm Crowdfunding Campaign | Feb 1 – March 12, 2017
Growing Nuts! for the Revolution
Thank you to all our supporters!
With your help we fully funded our project to build an innovative barn/greenhouse to use as a cultivation space, a passive solar nut dehydrator, a mount for our off-grid pv solar, and space for numerous other farm projects. We are so grateful for the opportunity to turn your money back into soil!
Thank you for your investment in the future of community food, diverse local food systems, ecological agriculture, climate change solutions, and delicious nuts!
Nutwood Farm presents “INHABIT”
Cummington Community House (33 Main St, Cummington)
February 4th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Join us for a launch party and free community film screening of “INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE.” Beautiful and poignant, INHABIT features the voices and visions of social and ecological changemakers in the Northeast and beyond. The film presents a way of looking to ecosystems for inspiration, using natural principles to weave human systems into the landscape. It reminds us that humans are in fact capable of being forces of planetary healing. In these challenging times, we hope this event will inspire more collaborations and projects and that heal and nourish our community, such as the exciting work unfolding at Nutwood Farm. Before the film, we will share our current plans to grow hazelnuts and other perennial staple foods on our farm, along with our own 3-minute video and details about the launch of our crowdfunding campaign. How can we all find ways to inhabit our earth, our community, and our place more fully? What could we accomplish if we all work together?
Admission is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. The event begins at 6:30pm at the Cummington Community House. Childcare will also be provided during the film screening. For more information please call Sara at 413-824-1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.