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Lewis Farm Road
(Havelock, NC)
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the project

We will be acquiring 2 acres of land for our organic garden. We would like to install a rainwater harvesting system in the garden to alleviate any demand on the water sewage system and reduce any usage of the well that we plan on having dug on site. We will be using volunteers, including college students, military members and Boy Scouts, to assist in the completion of different tasks. The outcome will be less demand on the City water system and a research site for the benefits of rainwater harveting.

the steps

  • We will dig a well on the alloted acreage, with the average depth being slightly less than 50 feet. The well will feed the drip/sprinkler system.
  • We will install a pump system to sustain water flow.
  • We will harvest rainwater off all buildings and structures by placing two large cisterns behind the storage units as part of our water conservation system (this will also reduce impacts of runoff to nearby streams).
  • We will place rain gutters and overflow systems. 

why we're doing it

The Veteran Organic garden is projected to be self-sustaining in five years and the produce will supply an additional form of organic produce and flowers for the surrounding community in Craven county. Our guiding principles are taking the marketable skills of the disabled veterans and the motivated homeless veterans and putting both back to work.


The statistics for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has not been positive for employment and opportunities for transitioning back into the workforce are scarce. Around 800,000 veterans are jobless, 1.4 million live below the poverty line, and one in every three homeless adult men in America are veterans.
Hello Lovay, I've been to your organizational website and I am very impressed. I researched a project on my job and I had no idea that you were the project manager of the Veteran's Base Employment camp. I'd be very interested in hearing from you about how run and promote your organization. I was also impressed by the fact that you earned a degree in business as well. I also earned my degree in gerontology. I just graduated from school in August my work e-mail is I am the Veteran's Independent Living Specialist.I remember the fun that we had while we were stationed in Beeville, Texas! Take Care, Karen


 Rain Water Harvest Round 1500 Gallon system ( a submersible pump inside the tank delivers all the water you need to the specially placed spigot) = $2749.00

2/ Aqua Fria Rain Barrel - 100 Gallons There is a 1 1/2" internal overflow and a 1 1/2" backup overflow with a linkup port-586.00 = $1172.00

Third party credit card processing (3%) = $117.63
ioby materials and labor = $35

Total to raise = $4073.63


Total disbursed: $228


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  • kathy s.
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  • Erin D.
  • Errol W.
  • Dewayne S.
  • Darlene S.
  • Scott T.
  • LOVAY W.

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