We are excited to announce that Flying Starlings has finally started a @GoFundMe fundraiser to preserve Walt’s “Secret” Orchard.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit 509(a)2 public charity, we feel strongly that the orchard is not only a good to the community but also a teaching opportunity for a generation of young farmers. This summer children learned about the orchard and many have come to grow a passion and love for life on the farm. We are a farm that inspires the next generation of farmers.
By supporting our GoFundMe page, you will be contributing to the maintenance and support of not only the organic apple trees, but also youth programs to teach the next generation of farmers sustainable and healthy practices.
We know that saving Walt’s Secret Orchard is more than just preserving the land. Apple trees require pruning and maintenance to continue our intention to produce organic apples. For much of Westport’s history, care and work was done by Walt Pietrzyk until his passing in May of 2020. Without Walt’s care, the trees need attention if they are going to survive and continue to produce fruit for the community. The production from this orchard is offered to the community for ‘whatever you can pay’ because all deserve access to healthy fruit.
Spencer Keene, Director of Fundraising Flying Starlings
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist.Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be slain” - G.K. Chesterton