Tool designed to place seeds accurately and quickly, thereby reducing weeding, thinning, back ache, carpal tunnel and increasing fun!
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Homer spent years working in production and packaging before he became a full-time farmer. He knows the ins and outs of fabrication and production, and has decades of experience streamlining production. The Speedy Seeder design works, and he has negotiated with local companies to put the Speedy Seeder into production as soon as our goal is hit. Farmer wife Dru is ready with boxes, a tape gun and a UPS account to get labels on and have the Speedy Seeder out the door in time for spring plantings.
The tooling for the Speedy Seeder will be done by a local fabrication house. We will have the same fabricator produce the initial run of 800 Speedy Seeders. If the orders double this amount, we will contract with a second fabrication house for production; that way if there is a problem with one, the other can pick up the work. Instructions will be printed by a local printer. We will film and upload the video instructions, which can be reshot and edited as questions from Speedy Seeder users arise. We have many cardboard-box manufacturers in the area, as we are near York, PA, which has been a book printing/manufacturing area for a century, so there are many cardboard manufacturers very close to the farm. The Speedy Seeder was designed to fit into a standard-size manufactured box, so that we can purchase what we need right off their shelves.
The key to this project is Homer's design. His design, as well as the tooling specifications, are already completed. And each step of the way, Homer will be there to insure correct production, from the settings on equipment to the actual final set of tools that will be used in manufacturing.
The preorders from the Kickstarter campaign will allow us to know the number we need to manufacture, and once the button is pushed for production, 800 Speedy Seeders will take less than a week to make. Homer will be in the shop during the production run, quality checking random pieces to make certain no errors in production occur. Boxing with instructions, labeling and loading the UPS truck will take ten days, at the rate of 80 Speedy Seeders daily (or 10 per hour, 6 minutes to get the box built, the Speedy Seeder into the box, instructions added, box closed, label on). The labels will be printed prior to packing; as the Speedy Seeders are being manufactured the labels will be printed here in our offices. There are no other rewards for donations due in the spring, so that we can have four weeks to focus only on this: we have allowed ten weeks in case of flooding, fire, general mayhem.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on February 11.
Jan 2, 2013 - Feb 11, 2013 (40 days)
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Any amount can be entered with no reward (designation on the next screen) if you would like to support us, but don't require a Speedy Seeder!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Print of our 2013 commemorative Pig Roast paper cut, by artist Annie HoweEstimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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The entire Speedy Seeder kit with 100 replacement pins, instructions and access to You Tube instructionals!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
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Workshop and tour here at Sunnyside Farm in Dover, PA plus a Speedy Seeder. Transportation to farm not included.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Spend a week at Sunnyside Farm, working side by side with Homer to learn to farm fossil fuel, chemical and machinery free. Details of how to raise cattle, poultry and pigs, along with a one acre vegetable garden using rainwater irrigation and low tech innovations. Includes your own Speedy Seeder. Transportation to farm not included.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Superdoublegroovy Pig Out, a home grown pasture raised pig cooked in our smoker. Side dishes from vegetables grown here and served to 100 of your closest friends right here at Sunnyside Farm, tour included. Transportation to farm not included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013