Our IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign a Success!
We so appreciate your contributions to our orchard fencelifting campaign. You helped us raise $4,840 on-line through IndieGoGo. That's 82% of our on-line goal of $5,900. Serendipitously, 84% of our fenceposts are firmly rooted in our orchard soils thus far. Our hope is to finish installing the fenceposts before the ground firmly freezes and complete wiring, gate building by Spring 2015. While we were just shy of our on-line goal, we were also able to raise an additional $930 in funds off-line and received another $800 through in-kind donations in the form of materials and support with staging posts and digging ~230' of holes.
Thank you for helping give us structure to our dreams! You can hear the saskatoons exhaling as we speak, as they can finally grow beyond 2 feet!
As a result, we were able to connect with hundreds of additional farm friends and fruit lovers, and we will be able to plant a couple hundred black locust seedlings, growing the next generation of fencing for the next generation of Hilltop orchardist(s). Funds raised will also help us plant additional fruit trees and replace a handful of trees lost to fireblight and winterkill this past season.
We will be in touch with each of you individually over the dormancy months to express our gratitude and share campaign perks. Those of you who requested fruit starters and fruit forests, look for plants to arrive in March/April of 2015. Thanks for your patience!
Above all, we hope you'll join us at the farm for a picnic in the orchard in 2015 as we continue to learn and celebrate what happens when we come together to share ideas, plant trees, grow great food, and build community.
From the soil, to our hands and through our hearts, thank you!
Yours in hardy kiwi,
Erin & Rob