This is probably the quickest growing method for farms who are getting started to acquire funds for farms/PC projects. I've also seen a crowd sourced loan and am considering both options for the upcoming growing season. What do you think it takes for a successful and campaign that stands out from all the others? How important is avoiding competition on a crowdfunding network? In order to produce a quality video and have exciting rewards, I'd like to team up with videographers, photographers, artists, musicians, give those that contribute a percentage of the received amount but I'm not sure what's appropriate percentage wise.
M.R.J. Smith wrote:That's a great question because many of the PC kick starters I has seen boil down to "fund my dream please!" I'd be really interested to see what people think as we'll.
I agree, I AM going to do a kickstarter but it is going to be for cover crops this spring for a summer harvest on land I just bought. I am only going to ask for a $1,000 or so and have cool gifts. I have seen people asking for $500,000? I mean get real people, its about helping each other get a rung up, not winning the powerball lottery!
I am having to teach myself video editing as that seems to be a key component in successful efforts. The land has the bones of a great slice of paradise, about 12 mature fruit and nut trees but the rest is just dirt. We are working with a number of local groups of various sorts. Our request is going to revolve around getting a rototiller, drip irrigation, and some water upgrades to make all that work plus the seed.
We MAY do some sheet mulching as there is a small urban winery that wants me to compost their waste and a few large coffee houses. Trying to get some tree trimmers to start dropping off wood chips. i am hesitant to get grass clippings as we do not have much in the way of bermuda grass and I intend to work REAL hard to keep it that way!
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