We have met our goal amount here on kickstarter. Thanks to so many of you! but we still have time!
But its running out and every single dollar helps! For every dollar our organization spends we grow FIVE pounds of food for senior citizens in need or teaches one child the importance of healthy eating.
Any last minute pledge helps!
Thank you so much!!
As we hit the two week mark, and our fundraiser draws to a close, I have been reflecting on this project and what I have learned from it. My mind keeps coming back to passion, as I look at projects here on Kickstarter I can’t help but see the passion that goes into some of these projects. It is so inspiring to watch videos and see how much some people really want to do something great. The other day as I was watering the bus and a gentleman, in his sixties, stop by to asked for a tour. He admitted that he was not really in to gardening , but he had a great time viewing the plants and learning about aquaponics. As he was getting ready to leave he asked “ What are you so passionate about that makes you do all this work ?”
I am a passionate person who follow that passion to live my dreams. So what are my passions that make me do all this work? I am passionate about the earth and doing the best we can to take care of it. I am passionate about urban agriculture and the possibilities it presents. I am passionate about eating food that taste great and is good for you. I am passionate about helping people, to be able to do for others what they can no longer do for them self. But mostly I am passionate about inspiring people, and I fell like I am good at it.
I love talking to other and getting them excited about growing their own food. Many of them mention that they would love to start a garden but don’t know how. It is a pleasure to give them seeds, advice and the encouragement they need to get started. Children are always my favorite visitors in the bus. I have worked with kids for a along time and love their enthusiasm and spirit. To see them inside the bus and hear them say things like; this bus is actually cool and fun, makes all the hard work worth it.
I hope my passion shows in this Kickstarter. It has been hard for me to design a webpage that conveys all that I want to express. I have struggled to show the potential of what we are doing and hope to accomplish. I have tried to display the thought, work, and purpose that goes into all that we do. Anyone who knows me, will tell you writing is not my strength. I have some personal struggles that have always made this a hard outlet for me. I hope you can look past that and see this project for what it is. It has been great to see so many of you support my passion. Donations have come from so many unexpected place and I am truly grateful for all your help.
These photos and video from a visit we went on today
Students drawing plants with side walk chalk
It has been a very busy week and a half. Not only are things growing like crazy in all of the gardens, but we have also added fish to aquaponics system on the bus. Last week we took the bus to Green Drinks and Mt. View Elementary School. We had over 200 people in the bus 120 kids planted plants to take home. This week we will be visiting a summer camp and fertilizing the our back-farm gardens. Farmers' markets start this week so it should shape up to be another busy week. Thanks again to every one who donated in the last few days. You are really helping move this project forward.
As we are in the last few weeks of our fundraiser, I thought I would take a moment to explain how kickstarter works and how we use the funds we raise. Kickstarter is an all or nothing fund raising platform. That means is if we do not reach our goal of $5,000 we do not get any of the money, so please tell your friends and help us reach our goal. You will be billed on the June 19th when we reach our goal. We will be shipping out your rewards about a month later.
This fall we will be visiting at least 25 schools and helping over 3,000 kids learn about gardening and eat healthier. So far, Shawn has donated the bus and funded all the improvements, with the exception of the aquaponices system that was created with help from a garden grant by Home Depot. This year we started 6 gardens for senior citizens at a total cost of less then $600. These gardens will provide thousands of pounds fresh produce to people in need. In short, your donation help us raise the necessary funds to keep these great projects moving forward.
You can be certain we will make every effort to make your donations go as far as possible. Thank you for helping out.
The Team at The Green Urban Lunch Box.
And lastly thing have been growing like crazy, not just in the gardens but in the bus as well. We have harvested peas, strawberries, herbs, lettuce, spinach, and radishes so far. Thanks for all your help and if you have not donated please do even 5$ help a ton. If you have donated please tell your friends to donate. One again thanks for everyone’s help in making this a reality.
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May 15, 2012 - Jun 19, 2012 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you for your donation. With every dollar another child will learn about the importance of growing their own food and healthy eating.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Thanks for helping us bring the bus to a school in the Salt Lake City area. Your contribution will fund up to ten kids learning about gardening and healthy eating. To say thanks, we will send you a handmade thank you letter that doubles as a garden starter seed pack.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A bag of fresh, no spray veggies from our garden. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, we will coordinate a place for pickup. If you don't live in the Salt Lake City Area, why not think about the $30 reward?Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Be the coolest kid on the block with The Green Urban Lunch Box signature hat. Don't worry This hat is made from organic cotton.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
The Green Urban Lunch Box t-shirt. This sustainably sourced shirt will let every one know you support urban agriculture as way to make the world a better place.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The Green Urban Lunch Box lunch box stuffed full of fresh veggies (if you live in the Salt Lake City area) or enough seed packets to grow a bus full of veggies (if you live elsewhere).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Classroom visit. We will take The Green Urban Lunch Box to the class of your choice in the Salt Lake City School District. If you don't have a preference then we are happy to choose one for you. We will also throw in a hat as our way of saying thanks.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Veggie basket and your choice of a shirt, hat or lunch box. We will deliver a basket of locally-grown, no-spray veggies from our own garden to your house in the Salt Lake City area. If you live outside of the Salt Lake City area, we will get you a whole bunch of seed packets. We will also send you, your choice of a hat, t-shirt, or lunch box.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Garden starter kit. Seeds, a hand trowel, a hose and The Green Urban Lunch Box signature hat. Now get growing.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (28 of 30 left)
School visit. We will bring The Green Urban Lunch Box to one of the Salt Lake City Schools (Let us know if you have a preference for which school - Our lessons are geared towards 2nd and 3rd graders). We will provide lessons and garden supplies to six classes. Thanks for educating some kids. In addition you will be decked out in a Green Urban Lunch Box hat and shirt.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
We will give you a basket of fresh veggies, a hat,a shirt. On top of all that, we will convert part of a Salt Lake City senior citizen's yard into a garden, providing them with fresh vegetables all summer long.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
We will convert 350 square feet of your yard in Salt Lake City area to an amazing vegetable garden. If you don't live in the Salt Lake City area, we will convert two senior citizen yards into vegetable gardens. For good measure we will throw in The Green Urban Lunch Box hat and shirt.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
All of the prizes mentioned above (hat, t-shirt, lunch box, garden starter kit, veggie bag or more seeds) and your name on The Green Urban Lunch Box. This Green House Bus is Powered By (Your Name Here)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012