Growing Cities Blog

Kickstarter Backers Wall of Fame and Funder List

September 18th, 2014
Dan

Hi everyone!

We are incredibly grateful for the amount of support we’ve received making Growing Cities from individuals on Kickstarter, grants, volunteers, and so much more! As promised, we are listing all of our funders (1,300+) to live forever on our site – our thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way!

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Check out our past Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns here and here.

Please note: since the film will be airing on public television we are legally required to disclose all funders of the project by the Federal Communications Commisiion (FCC). Now only if politics were so transparent!

These donors are in no particular order.

Lori Tatreau Linda Gobberdiel Ed Lambert Linseed Capital LLC Siri Mittet Eric O’Neill
Liz Kochis Linda Drew shifley Katharine Susman Sheila Calko Eric Johnson
Josh Catone LeeAnn Hopkins Don Hazelwood Dartmouth College Environmental Studies Shauna Struby Emily Stillions
Jeff Swart Lea Yancey Diane Kern Blair Watson Fund at Dartmouth College Sarah Schneider Emily Niehaus
Jane Sinclair Laurie Lemmlie-Leung Diana Canterbury COPP A LIFE CORP Sarah Daniels Elgin Blankwater
Cory Kendrick Landon Neustadt Delia Gable Applegate Sandra Nicht Eden Whitmire
Christian Tansey Kurt Goetzinger, Omaha Advertising Debra McClutchy REAP Fund Sande Eben
Benjamin Gotschall Kris Pagenkopf dean weldon Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Ruby Blume Dylan Boyce
Andrew Fisher Kirstin Bailey Dean The Pollination Project Robert Medrala Drew Seyl
Anastasia Cole Plakias Kirsten L. david thompson Jeff and Linda Susman Robert (Teddy) Longo Dory Cox
Hana Sant kimberly e albright David Lehan RacheL Burch Health Coaching Richard Oosterom Derek Stenquist
Clare Ellis Katrina Moore David Anderson Cale Oglesby Illustration & Animation Rebecca Reed Debbie Farr
Amy Burzynski Katie Shuster Davey Barnwell David Manvitz Raul Sanchez Jr Debbie Diegoli
Tom Pearson Katie Mayfield Danielle Sukkaew David Peart and Carol Folt Randy Tsuda Deb Kirwan
erik hardy Kathy Capell Daniel Truong John Cummings Randi Day David Weir
Stanley Edwards Kate Schnippering Dan Petykowski Wayne Barstad Prairie Hale Daniel Smith
Samuel Salzinger Justin Limoges Courtney Hammond Roots & Wings Philip Kopyscinski Dana Beckstoffer Yares
Sam Wortman Justin Clare McGuire Quita Davis Patti Cristi Marashi
Nogdorf Darflap Juliana Culbert Chris at Reallygoods Lisa Holmes Pamela Bockman Craig Moody
Nathan Ledesma John Charlotta Franzon Paradigm Gardens Pam Carrico Craig Kollegger
Michael Taylor Jessica Prenosil Cathy Hurley  ~Fedora Femme Fatales~ Claudia Barthold Oscar Meridian Cory Sheldon
Mary Gerush Jean Stillmock Carole McAllister Audrey Paulman Nicole Giron Corey Lynch
Margi Jason Bellows Carla Contreras William Minier Nick Jensen Claudia Montemayor
Laura Loughran Jan Johnson Caitlin Fritz watie white Nellie Cope Vance Christine Tholl
Karen Washington James Nairne Cait Caughey Wendy & Bernard Monbouquette Nelle Ward Christina Bowen
julia schneider Jake Routhier Brooke Masek Rock Shaink Nd Williams chris grebner
Jim and Kathy Costello isabel rachlin Brian Robert Merrill Smith Nate Snelson Chimpo
Jeremy & Christina Holly Meyer Brian Ng Matthew Johnson Nancy Wygant Chicken The Movie, LLC
Christopher Meigs Hiba Ahmad Brian McMurrer David Hauser Monica Ghali Cheryl S Richards
christine Hannah Rothman Betty Ann Walker Gist Sam Dashevsky Molly Germash, LM, CPM Catrina Vargas-Cormell
Chris Joens Ginger Belinda Lawson Michael J. Holtorf Missy Bergquist Cathy Loeb
Britton Schram Gary Stockman Anne Steven Susman miriam raphael Carole Crawford
Anita Saalfeld Emelie Haigh Anita Olinga Michael Ferguson Mikhail Cherniske Cameron and David Barrett
Alan Ellen Ludlow Angela Santarelli Joe Michele Britta Best
Aaron Buechel Drew Davies Angela Manzer Christine Michaela Hayes Brianna
Patrick Anderl Diane Dodge Andy Stoll Vicki Bennett Michael Anderson Brenda Pfahnl
Paige diana zogran Andrew Trowbridge Timothy Aaron Danforth Meredith Skelton Brad
Eli Zigas Diana Smith Andrew Purpura Stilwell Fund for the Visual Arts Melissa Bob Steffes
duane marcus Denise Andrew Carstens Stephen M. Scott Meghan Baillargeon Bob Kanne
Benjamin McLaughlin Daron Joffe Anastasia Sonkin Robin Graham Matthew Dahlhausen Blake Rubin
Rob Cheryl Sittle Amber Groll karen kostroff Matt Schuessler Beth Metcalf
Paul Charlene McAulay Alyse Festenstein Harrison Davies Mary Nagelhout Bennae Stanfield
Cherie Fortis Carl Bage Allison Vogel Christine Hughey Mary Kay Ben Evans
Cath Business Coffee Club Allison Beaman Charisse Baker martin streetman ben
Sean Anne Lieben Allison Baugh Carol S Royce Marsha Pesavento Ben
wendy courtemanche Anne Blackstone Alexis Black Christine Castro Mark Stallsmith Bahia Nightengale
Tucker Andrew Kitchell agrowculture Alex Lee Mark Petersen Ashley Overholt
Timothy Held Alex Taylor afrench1@macalester.edu Rebekah Brown margi davis Ashley Cutler
Thorkatla Donnelly Alex Ainslie Benjamin Melançon Patricia Stehling McLean Marco Cardamone Annette Schiffmann
Teresa  Ziska Marla Norton Maxwell Van Pelt Kristofer Smiley Mandy Ellerton Anne Jessup
Suzanne Harle Susan Whitfield Zoe Chris Wolfgang Malika Lyon Anna Maund
Susan Pyne Mabel Boyd Zach Worthington Brian Monbouquette Madalyn Payne Angela Pierce
Sue Lanza Hecht Diana Wendt Vera Chan George Kleine Lori Hoesing Andrew W
Sharon Nash Ross sean hynes Tolkienizer Paul Hoepfner-Homme Lon Smith Anastasia Miliano
Sharon G Rubin Saisin Milkiiee tedder Elizabeth  Wearin Lis Hulin Wheeler Amy Stromberg Kreydin
Sawyer Robert Khoe Tab Jon Linda Sufficool Amy Siuda
Sarah & Mark Snyderman Mathieu Marquer Steve Bivans trilety wade Linda Raynolds Amy Radding
Sandy Armor Ginger Dzerk & Scott Earley Steve Scott Cummings Linda Henning ameo
Roberta Hill Better Bean Company Sophie karen odowd Linda Bridge Amanda
robert eames Antonia Sherry Parsons George C. Thorman Leslie Pillen Alyssa Taylor
Rob Barreca Jenni Wallace Sharon Knoll Floyd Stenneche Leah McIntosh Ally Sterling
Rita Neal Zaq Cruze Scott Freday Cathrin Eszbach Ktdaylutz Allison Kallo
Rachel Melone Yuta Nishiyama Scott Conroy Adam Holland Kristy McGuire Alex
Rachel Leavitt Wilma Mercadante Sarah Manthey Renee Young Kirsten Aidan Nelson
Peter W William Koeppen Samuel Webb Stephanie Ahlschwede Kim Laursen Aidan Murphy
Peter & Jude Kallok William F Braasch Jr. Robert Ash Paul Stultz Kim Hammon Adam Carter
Paulette Araujo Traycee Hanvy Rhea Thompson Wendy Lundeen Kevin McGregor Ed D’Amato
Oscar M. Gutierrez Travis LeDoyt Nicolette Jaworski janet kahle Kerrie Tuck Gila Heller
Nicholas Hahn Tracy Byers Nick Corsetti Catherine Joan Jesperson Kelly Sommers Sam Baraso
Nancy Schalles Tony O’Grady Nathan Marcus Kayla Kelly Smith Wesley Montgomery
Morgan Britt Tina Natalie Stow Manaure Francisquez Keith Ranney (and Elizabeth Crow) Rebecca Nelson
MONTE THOMPSON Timothy Peterson Mujtaba Al-Qudaihi Greg Wilkinson Katy Briggs Nate
Michaela Weiss Tim Guthrie Morgan Curtis Abe Dyck Katie Matthew D Ferguson
Michael Lehrman Theresa Williamson monica diaz Michael Greenberg Kathryn Voskuil maisie breit
Michael Dunahee Teresa Mike Nemeth Lory Davis Kate Johnson Lucy Mitchell
Melissa Poffel Sydney Neff michiforjoy Kyle C. Wong Kate Bodmann Jane Rice
Maureen Drouin Suzie Buller Michael Rasmussen joel thevoz Karen volinski Hannah Boone
Maureen Anderl Susan Zajonc Melissa Wong Jim Brown Karen Jones Greg Meyer
Matt VanEpps susan Ryder Maxwell Odland David Williams Justin Honold Dana Kublin
Maryn Sue Eisen Matthew Knight Courtney Pinard Justin Czerniak Christian Bayer
Mary Jo Feeney Steve Harris maryfrancisd Corinna julialiedel Chad Kilpatrick
Mary Gail Biebel Stephanie Takeuchi Margaret Raimondi Brian Gaffney Julia DeWahl Becky Mundt
Marta Szoboszlay Stephanie Leikas Margaret Morgan Billy Corbett Judy Alix Boham
Mark Winne Stacy Solie maeve beecher Benjamin D. Wood Judith de Haan joanna Spinoza
Mark Ellenbogen Souther Salazar Maeghan Stewart Ben Hom jrsyjane Molly Grear
Mark & Nancy Franco sojourner Lindsey Goding Anne Hall Joianne Payne Jeff Gustafson
Margie Magnuson Sneha Gantla Linda Robinson Alison Slavin johnny ridenour Hamish Tildesley
Marc Monbouquette Sharrene Bernhardt Leah Milstein Patty Kestin Johnathan Spencer Aleta Kasper-Halter
Marc Delman Sharon Ede Laura M. Ohanian Nicholas Pierce-Cramer John Willa
Mandy Zachariades Sean Eidson kirsten James Novakowski Joel St. Julien Wendy Hardenberg
Malcolm Booth Seabrook Leaf Keenan Gallagher Claire Conway Jody Boyer Viviana Lindo
louise shapiro Sarah Younger KC Mull justin jacobson jessie griffen Virgil Huston
Lisa Tholen sarah james Kathleen A. Rockafellow jennifer Jeremy Teperman Trevor Davis
Lisa Pezzulich Sarah Duane Kate Twelker Charles Griffen Jennifer Landry Travis Middleton
Lindsay Sarah Donovan Kate Cooper Michael Tadlock Jeffrey Collins Torrey Umland
Lina Stepick Sarah Carson Karomel Macchiato Jill Kirshner jean Tish Bastian
Laura Ross-White Sarah Karen Butowsky Jessica Dempsey Clark Jarrod West Teresa
Laura Inkeles Sara Sharpe Joe Doc Terry James Conway Janel Clement Susan Weyrauch
Laura Bell sara brennan Jerry Cunningham Elizabeth Strain Jake Blehm Susan Joy Schleef
Kitty Chamberlain Samy Khelfa Jennifer Grasso Elizabeth Jack Arnold Susan Haymer
Kevin Danaher Sally Page Jen Duncan Chris Conley Hitesh Patel Susan Bradley
Kerry Barrett Robyn Jara Cannon Biggs hilary wilken Studio Lumineux, LLC
Kathy Lambert Robin Meyers James Miles Bob Besso Heidi Stark Steven Balusik
Kate Krueger Robert Stoffel Jake Jennifer Chong Heather Johnson Steve and MariAnn Lisenbe
Julia Busiek Robert Ford Ian Glodich Susan Lannin Gwen Hill Stephen Schug
Judith Berman Rob Mills Heather Keane Kristin Palmer Guy Sakamoto Stephanie Crocker
Jordan C. Langer Rikard Heather Drake Shelby Molyneux Ginny Wallace Stefanie Reinhold
John Macy Renee Roberts Heather Carr Marian Fey Gail Gladstone Sorin Neacsu
John Jelinek Rebecca Pauba Hannah Mandy France Benoit Soohyen Park
John Inkeles Rasheel Hannah Kaitlin Nelson Miller Fran Stallings Shodoka
John Edmonds Ramola D Gregor Martin Michael Kalmanovitch Faythe Rippeon Scott Cooney
John Conner Raines Cohen Graham Christensen Zier Family evan konecky sc09132000
Jill Mengesha Rachele Kugel Geoff Ka’alani Ted Lesher Evan Juda Sarah Jessup
Jason Gruss Rachel Willis Emily Frank Taylor Roholt Erik Willis Sara Schenk
Jaclyn Anderson purka Elsa Kholdi Susannah Connor Eric Hartman Sandra Luckow
Heather L. Martin PMcPhillips Ellie Alter Susan Eric Belsey Sandra Cooper
Harry Rhodes Philipp Ruhe Elise Lasko ShaneHensinger Elizabeth Warren Echternach Giffin Samantha Kaplan
Guy Trampe Petr Bakus Elijah Shannon Selby Scott Wilson Drew Britten Sadhna Sachdev
Georgia Taylor Pennie Cummings Donna Labrador Scott Cripps Don Dufresne Ross Kennedy
fish77 Peggy Bach David Gibbs Sarah Wengert DMK Ron Butler
Fairouz Bishara Patrick Conner Dave Johnson Sang Curtis Diane Whitman robin conley
Eric Cooper Pat Giambattista Daniel Bowman Simon Sally Lewis Denise Papin Robert Szypko
Emily Yen P. Hendricks Cristina Pellegrini Roger Paulman Deirdre Sutula Robert Sauermann
Ellen Walsh-Rosmann Noah Harwood Claire Anderson Robert Godes Deeno Boosalis Robert R Ervin
Davilyn Barnwell Nicholas Coombs cindy ziegler Richard Tyssen David Burr & Jamie Reiss Robert Joseph
Daniel Florencio Nathan Christina Surrano Rachel Resnikoff Danny Mendoza Richard Otey
Dan and Michaela Long Nancy Spence Chris Bodnar Peggy Acott Daniel R Fredricks Rhonda Smith
Cory Dochow Miriam Gittelman Chelsea McQuaid Patrick Favara Conor Galligan Renee Allie
Connie Luton Miranda Gray Carl Miller Nancy O’Mallon Clara Coleman Remy Franklin
Clarisa Ramirez Michelle Paquet Brittany Todd Monica Balanoff Cindy Humphreys Rebecca Tschetter
Chris Niewiarowski Michael Davis Bradley D Hazelrigg Michael Mills Chyna Willis Rachel Ruppel
Chelsea Richardson Merilee Buster Bob Carocari Michael Delich Christy Pooschke Rachel Carter
Chamelaeon Melonie Tharpe, Cubby West, James Martin Blair, Laura Lynn, & Rachel Martha Raynolds Christine Starr Davis Patrick Dodson
Carol Diiorio Melina Marmarelis Betsy Kenney mark Melchiorre christine PAMELA LINDSEY
Carla Felten Mela Macquarrie Bean Head Farm !! Mark Marchese Christina Bronsing-Lazalde Oscar Bartos
Cameron Colby Thomson Megan Fuqua Ashley Haugen Mark Gibilisco Chris McDiarmid Nicole Thomas
Beth Wells Megan Angela DeVere Mark D. Waterhouse Chris Martalus Nicole Coalson
Benjamin Ewell Meegan Daigler Amie Cantello Fielden Margaret Schneider Chris Foster Nick Edwards
Ben Giudice Matthew Mayer Alison Margaret Bresel Chad Nabity Nathan Spalding
Beatriz Mary Evans Alise Richel Adler maggie pleskac Celeste Palmer naledi jackson
Barbara Inkeles Mark Murphy Alexandra Lys Burden Catherine Martin Milo Johnson
Ashwani Vasishth Marissa Knodel Alessandra Stanton Lindsay Case Hathaway-Zepeda Mike Hoffman
AnnaMaria Riedinger Margaret MorganHubba adria salvado Kevin Niehaus Carolyn Bracey Michiko Kobayashi
AmY PLEVIN Marcia Caton Campbell Adria Molotsky Kenneth Alexander Candace Michelle
Amelia Marc Shapiro Adell Zdan Kathleen Merkel Brian Haag Michele Harris
Alfred Padula Lucedisponibile “Konscious” Kevin k. rashid nuri Brandon Millwood Michael Massaro
Alex Beauchamp Lorraine H√©tu Manifold Martha Joyelle Phillips Branden Born Miao  Hu
Aja Aviles Liz Salesky Colleen Joyce Scott Benjamin Russell Merl Vandervort
Adrainne Thomas Liz Sandi Matthews Jonathan Penn Belarmino Antonio, Jr. Meredith Rae Beaver
Aaron French lisalovemonster Krystyna Jessie Stallings Barbara Haigwood mc
Aaron Choate Lisa Rose Starner Chris Underwood Jeff and Betsy Moran Andrey Novoseltsev Matt Kirsch
Carlos Barrientos Lisa Kramer Bean Burbank Helen Weis Amy Mather Matt Frank
Peter Bristol Lion Attack Wesley Stewart George OToole amwhite marleta
Steven Linn Vicki Jedlicka Frederic Gaudet Amber Bambler Keller Marisa Miller Wolfson
Sara Rips Lijia Lumsden Tracy Smith Villaflor E C Wearin Amanda W Marcus Lundquist
Salma Chadha Laurie Franks Tom Kolega Drew Dietle AMANDA LAYTON Mandylee Moseley
jill lemen Lanny Cotler Todd Jones Dr. Mary A. Ferdig Allison Fultz Maggie Summerfelt
Henrik Nordstrom Kyle Holloway Soni Vollmar-Ericksen Cochran Dorsey Barger Alison Marazzi Madeline
Greg Kim Wiseman sean kelly Don & Angie Wells Alison Clark Lisa Javellana Hill
EcoJaunt Kim Mickelsen Sarah Velinsky Diana Richmond Alicia Andry Lexi Graboski
claudia Kerry Gamble Russ Guthrie Brenda Sullivan alice Leona Vittum-Jones
susan patrick Kenneth Sapire Ron Solo Brenda Allen Aleilah P. Lawson Leanne Brown
Kye Kelly O’Brien Rebekah Moore Ben Stallings Albert Varsa Laurel Curran
Julia Rawnsley Kelly Christensen Schrader Preston Anne Trumble Aidan Fitzpatrick Laura Toledol
Jackie Krynski Kayla Snyderman Polly D Andrew DeLashmutt Adam Travis L Scott Harrell
Emily Mason-Osann Kayla Eisman Philip Sandick judithward Tom Kylie Von Seggern
David E. Corbin Kaye Lyssy Nick Seagers Chris Pellman Martin and Carly kimela budlong
Bailey Smejkal Katy Ament Nate Lundquist alexander wanitschke Lisa Helps keyla treitman
Alvin Samuels Katie Porter michele madaski Peter John Monbouquette Katy Briggs Kerry Werth
Anne Thompson Katie Murray Michael J. Cahill Will Bugler John Scherer kerry bradshaw
quarfie Katie Coleman Matt Parisi Joe Pearl BROWN BETTY DESSERT BOUTIQUE Keng-Lou Hung
Vanessa Kathy Gannett Mary Beth Gabriel Smrtic Benjamin Susman Andy Zimmer Kelly McGlinchey
Valerie Kausen Kathleen Nahas Lydia Becky Reynolds Crowell Kathryn Chamberlain Kelly Henderson
Nick Green Kathleen Means Wiersch Lori Baker James Tutor Ludovic Celle Kelly Bogaert
Natalie Karl Bitikofer Katherine Brooks Chelsea Taxman Walt & Toni Burr Kelley Sue
Natalie karen orozco Joshua Berk Todd Yurkovic Victoria J Mecham Kayla Byers
MS Karen Kant Josh Powell Terese Ting Barrow Kay Monson
Mary Prendiville Karen Clark Jennifer Kelley Susan Tiffiny Clifton Katy Wolf
Lisa Holland Kahlen Aymes J Stoeger Summer Theo Morrison Kaola Swanson
Laura Weiss Julie Goff Hendrith V Smith Jr Seeds in the City Terry Osborne Julie Sell
Kiley Dancy julie cobb Geesh Kopp Scott Jones Suzanne julialiedel
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Gina Josh Nielsen Eric Damon Walters Michael Silberman STEM Nation Jo Bartikoski
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Carol Cronin Jessica McSulla Ana Duran Ingrid Kirst Richard Lovejoy Jarrod.r.q.
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Beth Hitchcock Jenny Nelson Abigail Grace Bird Rebecca Hudson Norris Iso
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Let’s Get Growing Cities on PBS!

June 9th, 2014
Mandy Mowers

We are SO thankful for the HUGE amount of support we’ve received in getting Growing Cities out into the world. Growing Cities has been an official selection at 25+ film festivals and screened in more than 200 communities worldwide. WOOT!

And now we have the chance to spread these inspiring stories of urban farmers even further:

We can be on PBS!

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A national PBS broadcast would give the film exposure in millions of homes across the nation. (We’re guaranteed into a minimum of 80% of PBS markets, and with a little extra legwork, we may be able to get into 100%. That’s practically every home with a television!)

But we need your help. We are responsible for all the costs involved in getting Growing Cities onto PBS. In fact, we need to raise $30,000 to make this happen. So we’ve launched a Kickstarter to raise these funds.

How you can help:

1. Make a pledge. Your support, no matter how small (or large), makes a BIG difference to us.

2. Please spread the word! You’ve already got a community interested in urban farming, and maybe in this film too. We’d love to have you share us on Facebook, Twitter, by email, or a blog post.

Here are some templates for sharing (feel free to copy):

Facebook: We want to see @Growing Cities on PBS! Please support their campaign on @Kickstarter: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP #GrowingCitiesonPBS

Twitter: We want to see @GrowinCities on PBS! Support their @Kickstarter now: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP #GrowingCitiesonPBS

Email to personal contacts:

Hey friends and family,

I have been inspired by this great little documentary called Growing Cities. It tells the stories of urban farmers who are not only raising good food, but growing and strengthening their communities.

Now the filmmakers are trying to get Growing Cities on PBS. The film has been accepted, but they have to fund its broadcast. Please check out their Kickstarter and consider supporting this inspiring film: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP.

The basics:
Growing Cities: Let’s Get Urban Farming on PBS!
Goal: To raise $30,000 by July 9th to air this Fall
Kickstarter link: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP

Email to community after a screening:

Hey everybody,

As you know, we screened this great little documentary called Growing Cities. It was a great success for our community, and now we have the chance to help get this film into millions of homes across the country:

We can get Growing Cities on PBS!

The film has been accepted by American Public Television, but the filmmakers have to fund its broadcast. Please check out their Kickstarter and consider supporting this inspiring film: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP.

The basics:
Growing Cities: Let’s Get Urban Farming on PBS!
Goal: To raise $30,000 by July 9th to air this Fall
Kickstarter link: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP

Blog post

Help us educate the nation about the Good Food Movement!

An inspiring new documentary film, Growing Cities, about urban farming in America has the opportunity to be broadcast on PBS nationwide this fall — if the filmmakers can raise the funds to make the broadcast possible.

In Growing Cities, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette travel the country, visiting everything from rooftop farms to backyard chicken coops. They discover urban farming is about more than simply good food, but also growing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

Growing Cities has been an official selection at more than 25 film festivals and screened in more than 200 communities worldwide. A national PBS broadcast would give the film exposure in millions of homes across the nation, spreading the Good Food Movement further than ever.

The hurdle the filmmakers now face is to raise $30,000 to sponsor the film’s airing nationally on public television this fall.

We can help! They’ve launched a Kickstarter project that will run for 30 days. Since Kickstarter is all or nothing, the project must meet its goal of $30,000 by July 9 for the filmmakers to receive any of the funds pledged.

Please consider supporting this project and, with it, the Good Food Movement!

The basics:
Growing Cities: Let’s Get Urban Farming on PBS!
Goal: To raise $30,000 by July 9th to air this Fall
Kickstarter link: www.kck.st/1kDfhgP

And feel free to share this digital postcard image. If you’re really gung-ho, you can also make your Facebook banner match ours too!

Again, thanks for being part of this movement to help inspire millions to Grow Where They Are!

Civil Eats Kickstarter Campaign

September 21st, 2013
Rachel
Editor-in-Chief Naomi Starkman and Managing Editor Paula Crossfield on the set with Michael Pollan. Photo by Robin Moore.

Editor-in-Chief Naomi Starkman and Managing Editor Paula Crossfield on the set with Michael Pollan. Photo by Robin Moore.

There is currently a Kickstarter Campaign for Civil Eats, an organization whose focus is truly one to admire–getting helpful and pertinent information about the food system out there for all eyes to see.

What follows is an excerpt from a post on the Civil Eats website, all about their campaign.

For nearly five years, Civil Eats has brought you extensive coverage of food policy stories, from the farm field to the halls of Congress. You might not know that our site is a labor of love and has been run entirely without paying anyone–ourselves, our editors or our writers.

That’s about to change, but we need your help: Today, we’re launching our Kickstarter Campaign which will take place over the next 30 days and we’re asking 4,000 of you to please donate $25 each to help continue our work in 2014.

If we don’t fund Civil Eats by the end of the year, it could be forced to shutter its doors.

Our Kickstarter aims to raise enough funding to shift the site from an all-volunteer effort to a professional enterprise in 2014 so we can produce more in-depth, original reporting and visually engaging content by paying our writers and editors a fair wage.

We also plan to expand our community resources on the site so that you can better plug into the issues that impact you. In addition, funding will help us maintain Civil Eats during that time so that we can continue to produce some of the most groundbreaking and informative news on food today.

Reade more HERE!

 

UPDATE #1 Kickstarter

April 24th, 2012
admin

 What YOU can do to help spread the word!!

·      Share with social media.  Post us on your wall, tweet about us, pin us to your pinterest board — do whatever you can to tell your friends about this film and our campaign!

·      Write ten emails.  Sharing on social media is great. But, what works best—to get donations, at least—is getting personal.  To make it easy, we’ve drafted a quick email (see bottom of update) which gives you a simple way to share us.

We’re asking every one of YOU to send this out with a little personal note to at least ten of your friends.  This will be incredibly effective in helping draw more people into our campaign.  Please feel free to add your own personal touch…especially if you know, have met, (or feel like you’ve met) Andrew or Dan!

·      Talk to people.  Lots of them.  Seriously.  Kickstarter is a great topic of conversation…and once you start talking about Kickstarter, you can’t help but mention your favorite project that you are backing right now (that would be us…)  And, of course, offering to send them a link!

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Hi XXX,

How’s it going? [INSERT PERSONAL]  I’m writing to let you know about a great looking documentary film, Growing Cities, which I’m supporting on Kickstarter.com.

The film follows two young guys across the country as they meet folks who are revitalizing cities by growing food.  They want to inspire people to grow healthy communities across the country, but they need some help!!  To finish the film they need to raise $35K in 30 days to get the film out to as many people as possible.

I hope you will consider making a donation (no matter how small or large) to help them out.  You can watch their trailer & pledge here.  If you can’t make a donation, I hope you will share with others.

Thanks,
XXX

Young Food Activists Capture the Growth and Energy of Urban Farming on Film

April 17th, 2012
admin

***For Immediate Release***

 Filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette traveled 12,000 miles to meet the leaders of the urban farming movement. With over 140 hours of footage to show for it, they are now launching a Kickstarter campaign  to help finish the film.

Omaha, NE (WEB) April 12, 2012 – Independent filmmakers and food activists Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette have thirty days to raise $35,000 for their feature film, Growing Cities, a documentary about urban agriculture in America.

After growing up in Omaha, Nebraska near factory farms and fast food outlets, they resolved to seek out the people who were growing food in a healthier, more sustainable way. “Everyone is really tired of hearing about all the problems with our food system,” says Susman, age 24.  “So we figured it was time to show off the people who were doing something positive, right in their own backyards.”

He and his childhood friend, Monbouquette, also 24, visited more than eighty urban farmers—from rooftop gardeners to backyard chicken keepers to vegetable farmers – who are working to transform the way this country grows and distributes its food one vacant city lot at a time.

Growing Cities Kickstarter

“Urban farming has remarkable power on so many levels,” says Monbouquette, “it connects people to healthy foods, strengthens communities, creates jobs, revitalizes blighted areas; and much more. That’s why this story is so compelling.”

Growing Cities is the first film to focus specifically on urban agriculture across the country. The film shows viewers the vast potential to transform our food system in the unlikeliest of places.

They also learned there’s no such thing as a typical urban farmer. “There is no single face of the urban farming movement,” says Susman, “and no way to sum up in a sentence or a headline. That’s part of the magic and why it will be so powerful to put their stories into a film.”

The filmmakers are beginning to raise money for the film’s post-production using Kickstarter, the increasingly popular online fundraising platform.  They must raise $35,000 by May 15th in order to complete the film by early 2013.  To learn more about the film, readers can visit the project’s pitch page here.

For questions, press inquiries, or other comments please contact:

Dan Susman
dan@growingcitiesmovie.com
402-960-1779
http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com
 
 

And we have lift-off!

April 16th, 2012
admin

The Kickstarter campaign is finally launched and underway! We had a magnificent turnout at the launch party- thank you to all who attended, it was so nice to finally meet some of you. Keep track of our fund-raising progress and if you can- make a donation. We would greatly appreciate it!

Every little bit counts!

 

Kathleen

Launch Party

April 10th, 2012
admin

Hello everyone,

We are gearing up to start our Kickstarter fundraising campaign! If you’re in the area, we are throwing a little launch party to kickoff the fundraiser and premiere our trailer. Stop in, say hello, grab a bite, and donate what you can! We’d love to meet you!

Details:

Thursday, April 12th
Watie White Studio, 1314 William Street
Omaha, NE 68108
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hope to see you there!

Kathleen

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PS Because you are awesome, here is a FIRST LOOK at our movie poster — be the first to get one at our fundraiser (only $20) OR get one via Kickstarter starting tomorrow!


Attention Omaha shoppers!

November 16th, 2011
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Whole Foods has generously agreed to put aside 14 hours on December 6th for Growing Cities. Five percent of all proceeds – be it homemade soap, organic turkey, or free trade chocolate – will go into our nearly bare coffers. So please circle December 6th on your calendar and aim your shopping cart for Whole Foods!

Where: Whole Foods, 10020 Regency Circle, Omaha, NE 68114

When: December 6th (8am-10pm)

Why: Funds will go to help finish the film – everything from hiring a professional editor and licensing music to designing graphics for the film.

Please let us know you’re attending!