Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 25, 2013.

Update #2

80% Funded! Plus, new video: "TAO & the Future of Agriculture"

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Hello friends and supporteres!

Today marked the half-way point in our Kickstarter campaign (30 days left to go) and we have already raised more than 80% of our funding goal!  We are so grateful for all of the generous support we have received so far.  

We would like to keep this momentum going and shoot for a new target funding goal of $15,000 by January 25th.  Help us get the word out - share our videos and let people know about our unique rewards.

In order to help drive new momentum in this second half of our campaign, we have produced a new video about our project.  We received help from our friend and professional photographer Dustin, as well as from our most valued mentors, Rob Nash (several of the scenes from our new video were filmed at his aquaponics facility, HannahLeigh Farm).

Enjoy the new video, and best wishes this New Year!

All the best,

The Team at Ten Acre Organics

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      Creator Jared Foo on December 27, 2012

      Fantastic video!

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      Creator Lloyd Minick, Michael Hanan on December 27, 2012

      Just to explain, we're hoping to exceed our $10,000 goal and raise $15,000 so that we can afford to install a rainwater catchment and drip irrigation system at our urban farm. This will allow us to use rain water in our aquaponics system and for growing our field crops.

      Rain water is a much better alternative than city treated water because it has a neutral pH and is not treated with chlorine and chloramine which disrupt the bacteria in aquaponics systems and healthy soil.

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      Creator jodie k becker on December 27, 2012

      Very informative, team. keep up the good work. I cant wait til we can eat some of your produce and reap the benefits of the innovative ways to grow in a sustainable fashion. I will spread the word.

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      Creator Jordan on December 27, 2012

      This new video is awesome. Great job guys!

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