Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting Something Started

I love people who see a need in their community and jump in to fill that need. Liz McLellan started Hyperlocavore because she knew people in her area who wanted to grow their own food but couldn't for one reason or another. "Sometimes it’s skill," she said. "Sometimes it’s a space to grow. Sometimes there’s a physical limitation that prevents a life-long grower from gardening."

Because she believes in building local networks, empowering people to make things happen by working together and sharing resources, it made sense to start an organization that would help people connect with others in their community. She submitted a project request to Kickstarter.com, a funding platform that allows project creators to accept pledges toward a goal. And it must be reached by this Sunday, Mar. 28th, at 7 pm, or she gets nothing. She's 63% there, with only $2,304 to go to reach her goal of $6,200, but she needs your help to reach it.

If you believe in the power of people helping people and the importance of developing local food sources, this is a project you should donate to. Whether it's $5 or $50, it's a chance to help people in your community become more self-sufficient. And that's worth a lot.

As of 3 pm Tuesday the total is just a little over $4,000…keep it up, readers!

It's Friday evening and I just heard that Hyperlocavore has reached its goal and is fully funded through Kickstarter. Congratulations to Liz and thanks to everyone who donated! Woo hoo!

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