Thank you SO much for all your support - we are both humbled and amazed at everyone's generosity and support of our project!
This means - the bees and trees are on their way! We promise to share photos of our continuing adventures (being chased by bees, digging infinite holes in the ground, and general mayhem of farm work!).
If we can meet a funding goal of another $1500, we can restore an entire acre of prairie this year! The actual cost of an acre of recreated prairie is $4500, but we are working with the local government to cost-share some of seeding and installation, and have been saving up ourselves. With your help, we will be able to seed an entire field with over 100 species of native grasses and wildflowers. If you're curious, you can learn more about the seed mix here : http://www.prairiemoon.com/seed-mixes/grand-diversity-mixed-height-prairie/?cat=387
You can see the seeds themselves are almost $2245 per acre. Many seeds are rare and often have to be collected by hand !
Also! If we can meet our new goal of raising $3000, we will upgrade all current backer rewards! For instance, larger paintings, your choice of animal species, or surprise gifts, for instance. We really appreciate everyone's support in making this happen, it means so much to us and our farm!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you - from the bottom of our hearts. :)
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Apr 11, 2012 - May 3, 2012 (22 days)
Pledge $5 or more
For a donation of $5, you will get a thank you shout on our blog and our sincere appreciation!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Show us this work is important to you! You will receive a hand-signed art postcard as our thanks. (All rewards include the cost of shipping.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Tree Sponsor: For donations of $20 or more, we will plant a tree and with it a special identifying plaque featuring your name! You will also receive a hand-signed art postcard with our thanks.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Bee Pendant: For a donation of $40, receive a handmade bee totem tagua pendant! Each pendant comes in a gift box along with a little card of information about the material and the project, makes a great gift!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Tree Pendant: For your donation of $50, receive a handmade silver metal tree pendant. Each pendant comes in a gift box along with a little card of information about the material and the project, makes a great gift!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Wildlife Ink Painting: For your donation of $75, receive a 4"x6" original sumi-e painting featuring an artist-picked animal native to the Midwestern prairie. Examples: Bison, fox, coyote, rabbit, red-tailed hawk.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Wildlife Watercolor Painting: When you make a donation of $150, you will receive a 4"x6" painting featuring an artist-picked animal native to the Midwestern prairie.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Friend of the Forest: With a donation of $500, you will have a special plaque bearing your name added in front of a native hardwood tree and receive both a bee tagua totem pendant and a silver metal tree pendant.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Super Sponsorship: For your donation of $1000, you will receive it all! A hand-signed postcard, a name plaque on a specially planted tree, a bee tagua totem pendant and silver metal tree pendant, a 4"x6" wildlife sumi-e, a 4"x6" watercolor painting, and our undying gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012