T-Shirt Campaign Update

You did it! Your t-shirts are in the printing queue over at Custom Ink. Expect delivery within a few weeks. Thanks to your generous donations we also raised about $1,600 towards seeing canaries “thrive on the inside”!

Land Access

When Gordon walked our snow-kissed parcel back in March, he discovered an easier access point into our property.  Unfortunately, this access tracked through a neighboring property.  Inquiries were made and not only was the neighbor willing to sell, but also agreed to grant access rights, effective before closing. Whereas originally, visitors would have to drive down a steep hill on …

Thrive on the Inside

Join our T-shirt Campaign!  We’ve combined the creative art from Brittany Edsall Barry with a 100% organic cotton t-shirt from customink to spread the word about our vision for HFC. Thrive on the Inside at Habitat for Canaries in Hiram, Maine! Our mission is to provide a restorative environment for people with acute environmental sensitivities. Since one size doesn’t fit …

Summer 2020

Thank you!  As we hit the year’s halfway mark, we wanted to say “thank you” for your support of our Building the Nest 2020 campaign.  To date we’ve raised startup funding, which enabled the acquisition of the land and pre-development planning and layout.  Additionally, we’ve had pledges towards the building of one full nest and its corresponding utility building! Covid-19 …

HFC Topo

With the snow melted, Gordon took the opportunity to walk our new property and we’re so glad he did.  Look at the gorgeous view he stumbled upon!  The topo map from the USGS was sadly inaccurate.  So, Gordon plotted out HFC with a surveyor earlier this month.  Originally it looked as though we’d be building into the mountain, so upon …

Land Closing and Campaign Kick Off

The contract is signed, and the deed transferred!  Here is a short video of our land: We now begin the process of officially submitting for planning approval.  In anticipation, we’re launching our first build campaign, “Build Our First Nest 2020”.  We invite you to join our campaign with your tax-deductible donation and make a difference in the life of a …

Website Update

With the massive wheels of our Habitat For Canaries project beginning to turn into reality, we wanted to refresh the website.  Please check out each tab for the latest news in our development process. We invite you to share your story with us on our new tab, “Canaries“. “Building” is where we’ll keep you up-to-date with the big building news. …

Under Contract!

We have the most exciting news! We’re under contract for a property that meets the majority of our canary goals in Maine!!!

Land Search Update

The search continues for our property in Maine after our second unsuccessful bid earlier this year.  While checking out new listings, we frequently use the website linked in our “Tools for Discovering Air Quality” blog ~ http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/cell-towers ~ for an initial evaluation.  By happen chance we noticed a new cell tower listing and was overwhelmingly grateful when we realized the …

Land Update

While it’s been a while since we blogged last, we’ve been actively investigating Maine and potential properties. Thus far, we’ve put in 2 offers, but are now back to searching for the home for HFC. On our list – environmental suitability, with some water course for recreation, within a reasonable driving distance to organic groceries. Please keep HFC in your …