Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update

One week into our KICKSTARTER we are thrilled at the response.. 65 people have pledged already! It is heartwarming to see that folks want to support our kind of grass root effort to make a healthier community where students have a major role bringing this historic structure back to life.. creating their farmers' market a food hub, that will also be a place for boat building programs and the arts!

We are very grateful for the generous pledges $3,251.00 so far (18% of the goal) and for the new connections - great ideas, offers of a bicycle rack and local boat tours!

4 weeks left to go - together we can succeed! Thank you for helping to get the word out and for your support!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ready set GO!!






Our kickstarter is launched..

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/208904568/power-to-the-freight-shed-building-a-winter-farmer

The more participation we have at the start the more attention we will get! This equals more light fixtures, insulation and programming at the Freight Shed. It is all or nothing we have to reach our goal - which is $18,000 by March 31st or receive $0. We can exceed our goal though and we certainly need more than $18,000 for the renovation.
Kickstarter has been covered in all major media - it is a way that people can participate in supporting, causes, design, new films, music - you name it and now the Freight Shed Renovation Effort is a part of it!

We need your help spreading the word and as pledgers! Even a dollar pledge will make you a part of it! Check out all the wonderful ways this community is pitching in - whether you are in São Paulo, Amsterdam or Cairns... If you think that people have the power to make change and that local food hubs can be the place to bring a community together--- prove it by supporting us for even one dollar -- or show up most any day and there will be things to do!

Kickstarter works with pledge rewards. They are a unique way that our friends can make in-kind donations to the Freight Shed. So you will find many wonderful things from a pre- release of the Arrowsic's new CD, a custom design, locally sourced tee shirt by Evan Farley, Bath Farmers' Market veggies and products, stays at both the Kismet Inn and Spa and the Inn at Bath. Do you have friends or relatives coming to visit Maine this summer? Would you rather have them stay in town instead of under your roof? Send them our link…2 people, 2 nights B+B, massage, dinner at Solo Bistro plus bicycle rentals - height of the summer… plus tee shirts and a CD.. Do the math, add a feel good factor.. they are helping create a local food hub and a place for educational programing and more…$1,840 there are only 4 available so act fast!

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO:
- Friend us on Facebook
- Post our Kickstarter Project on your Facebook Status
- Tweet about our Kickstarter Project
- Post about our Kickstarter Project on your blog
- Email our Kickstarter Project to your friends
- Embed our Kickstarter Project in your signature from now until March 31
- Tell everyone!

Let's see how far we can go!!!

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