Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — Redwood Roots Farm out in Bayside recently found out they will be losing their water supply in just a few weeks and they are scrambling to find a solution.
The farm has been around for 22 years, and for the last 20 years, they have leased water from a well on their neighbor’s property. After speaking with a lawyer, the neighbor decided not to renew the lease due to liability reasons.
Instead of giving the farm time to install their own water system, last week he informed them that they would be without water starting December 15th.
According to the owner of the farm, Janet Czarnecki, it will cost roughly $80,000 to install a water system, which includes installing electricity since they are off the grid. Without water, the farm won’t have the means to provide food to the community members they serve.
Since they broke the news on their Facebook page, the farm has received countless calls from the community asking what they can do to help.
A Gofundme page has been set up as a way to crowdsource the funds needed to install a well. It launched Wednesday, and as of Thursday, they have already raised over $8,000. Czarnecki is so appreciative of all the love and support the community has shown them.
If you’d like to donate, you can visit the redwood roots farm well fund Gofundme page.