I submitted our proposal to Kickstarter today, this being the content. They should get back to me soon. At this week’s meeting we will discuss what our next steps need to be to make this fundraiser a success!
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Donald Wayne Barton III on Sunday Aug 15, 3:59pm EDT
The Baltimore Free Farm (BFF) is a program of Fusion Partnerships Inc. Our mission statement is to promote sustainable food and energy programs in Baltimore City. We began January 3rd of this year and our flagship project has been the Ash Street Community Garden. We transformed several abandoned, trashed lots into a fully functional community based garden, which also serves as a model and classroom for others that care about sustainability issues. We have acquired a warehouse near the garden as well. This space we intend to use as a place to organize and store donations and materials, work on projects for the garden, allow local artists to work on their projects, hold musical events to bring people to the garden and get the word out, provide a meeting space for like minded organizations to plan, as well as a community center, where people can come and learn about Organic Gardening, food issues, landscaping, urban composting and bio-remediation, rainwater collection and more!
The warehouse is in need of repairs however, and we need funding soon to get the project off the ground. We also need funds to set up our office and install a security system, and other projects.
Until now, we have done most of our own fundraising, including bakesales and lemonaid sales, flea markets, food sales and benefit shows, such as the recurring “Strange Folks” accoustic concerts,held right in the Garden! Now we need help to grow and really make a difference in Baltimore!
$10+ We will thank you publicly on our website!
$25+ As above, and a hand silk-screened BFF patch!
$40+ As above, and a BFF bumper sticker!
$100+ As above, and a BFF T-Shirt!
$150+ As above, and a copy of the”Strange Folks” cd, a collection of Folk artists in Baltimore, performed live at Ash St. Garden!
$200+ As above, and we will place a Contributer’s Plaque at the Ash Street Garden!
$300 + As above and a private local folk performance and dinner at the Garden!
We already have some of this merchandise, and are in process of making more. More Ideas for rewards are being worked on as well.
www.ashstreet.org is our website. It includes newsletters, photo documentation of the Garden, links to our blog, media write-ups about us, and a Youtube video of “The Homeless People” performing at the “Strange Folks” accoustic show, hosted at the garden.
We are in the process of making the video we wish to display on Kickstarter, and it should be finished soon.