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Drink and donate to support farming nonprofit

The Rural Advancement Foundation International is working to help sustainable farmers.
The Rural Advancement Foundation International is working to help sustainable farmers.

The Rural Advancement Foundation International, a Pittsboro-based nonprofit, is trying help sustainable farmers by using its 17 years of experience working with such farmers to document agricultural innovations in a new online library and book.

RAFI has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $14,000 to create the “Growing Innovation” online library and book. As of last week, about 90 people had pledged more than $2,500. The deadline to contribute is 7 p.m. March 22. To see a 2-minute video about the project and to donate, go to kck.st/growrafi.

You also can join RAFI supporters at 8 p.m. Thursday at The City Tap in Pittsboro for the launch of the campaign. Or you can raise a pint at Steel String Brewery in Carrboro on March 19, when 10 percent of the night’s proceeds will go to the campaign.

According to its website, RAFI is a nonprofit whose staff and supporters believe “the best way to ensure a just, sustainable future for farming is to create markets, policies, and communities that reward farmers for doing the right thing.”

Info: rafiusa.org

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