Hello! I’m Rob Torcellini and welcome to Bigelow
Brook Farm! We’re about to start on a huge new project and need your help to meet our
I have purchased two used 26’ wide greenhouses totally nearly 200’ in length. My goal is
to construct one aquaponic greenhouse and have it functioning for the fall of 2016.
Over the years, I have created hundreds of free videos on YouTube and I will continue
to produce these videos to help educate and maybe even provide a little entertainment.
However, these videos are very time consuming
to produce. Depending on the complexity of the editing and number of diagrams for each
video, it can take between 1 to 2 hours of post-production work per minute of completed
footage. Typically it’s 5-8 hours of editing. Even though our YouTube subscriptions and
views continue to rise, the ad revenue continues to dwindle.
We’ve joined the crowd funding site Patreon
to help raise funding to continue producing videos and provide the needed revenue for
the new aquaponic greenhouse. For a very small pledge you can gain early viewing of our videos,
access to our premium web site containing spreadsheets, diagrams, and frequently asked
questions, or have a permanent advertisement embedded directly into a video which can’t
be blocked, reaching 10’s of thousands of targeted viewers. The Patreon concept is very simple, you just
pledge a small payment for each video that we release. If it’s a slow month, no payment
is made. If we produce a bunch of videos, you have the ability of capping your total
contributions per month.
As always, our videos are still free to watch, but with your support, you will gain access
to additional insider knowledge about our operation. Not only will I produce videos
about the new greenhouse, but I will continue to produce videos about the geodesic greenhouse
and other farm activities.
Thanks for your time and generosity over the years and I look forward to sharing our new
greenhouse experiences with you.