It's been just over a week since we've launched our 'Fruit n Fencelift' Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGoGo. We are almost half-way to our goal of $5900 and have been overwhelmed with the response in support and participation with our campaign. We've also discovered an entire sub-culture of crowd funding marketers, campaigners, 'possibilitarians', all offering a chance to help leverage our campaign…at a cost of course:-). One request in particular captured our attention and a food blogger asked us to summarize our campaign and what makes it unique. We diligently set to task and have yet to hear a response, so we thought we'd share with you, gain some perspective as to how we view what we do on our farm.
We try to approach both our farming and our interactions in society as collaboratively as possible, understanding that the health and stability of both biotic and human realms relies upon our ability to respectfully be in relation, to observe openly and learn before taking action.
Over the years, we've observed patterns in nature and invited thousands of plants and hundred of people and animals into the farm mix whether intentional or not. From discovering new blue fruit breakfast loves like saskatoon and honey berry, to enjoying the all-purpose apple and pear pie, everyone and thing seems to enjoy feasting on our farm loot, celebrating the fruits of our labor. While gratitude, participation, deer, and fruit trees have been in abundance, we are falling short financially when it comes to some needed and timely infrastructure that will help us grow more fruit, build community.
We would so appreciate your participation and support of our 'Fruit n Fencelift' Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGoGo. Not only would new fencing give our elderberries and quince the chance to grow to new heights, but also permanent, 8' fencing would keep the deer and woodchucks at bay. Help us bring our project home and enjoy a perk or two and infinite, fruit filled gratitude.
While we typically consider financial sustainability an essential part of sustainable farming practice, we also understand that the wider public has an interest in seeing forms of agriculture develop which can sustain the world's population without destroying its soil, atmosphere and genetic integrity. We therefore thought we'd reach out to our community for help funding a one-time piece of infrastructure that we can't as a small farm, otherwise afford.
Thanks so much for your consideration, support, sharing our campaign forward! We look forward to feeding you and not the woodchucks!