Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 9, 2012.

Update #1

A thank you, a media round-up, and an earnest question for backers!

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First of all, we'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you who have backed our composting project in its first week on Kickstarter! As I write this, we are already 15% of the way to our $15,000 goal and not looking back. Every pledge that comes in is pushing us closer and closer to our dream of cooking lush, black soil out of food scraps right on our farms in Buffalo and we could not be more gracious for this immediate and generous outpouring of support. Thank you!

Secondly, a few news sources have featured Farmer Pirates and this campaign, including today's front page Buffalo News article. While the exposure is great for our fundraising efforts, we are most excited at the prospect of more people growing their own food, either in their backyards, in community gardens, or on farms. Here's links to a few of the stories:

Buffalo News: "Reaping rewards of farming in Buffalo"

Buffalo Rising: "Support Farmer Pirates Cooperative Compost Program"

Huffington Post: "Rust Belt Cities and the New Urban Agrarianism"

And finally, we need your help choosing the colors for our compost t-shirts and hoodies! The design on the shirts is attached to the bottom of this update, but we haven't committed yet on the colors. So if you are chromatically inclined, drop us a line in the comments section and tell us what color combination you'd like to see!

Thanks again so much for your support and keep telling your friends about us!

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      Creator Vicki Barr on April 18, 2012

      Brown shirt, with chartreuse logo!!

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      Creator Vera on April 17, 2012

      Black/white/orange like the logo in the thumbnail is a great idea too.

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      Creator Vera on April 17, 2012

      I would say I agree with the camel/brown and orange color suggestions above. Other options could be bright emerald green, white background/colorful design, or a black/white design (pirate theme!). Out of those I would prefer a beige or green I think.

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      Creator Anne D. on April 16, 2012

      Thanks for the update - as for colors, I think at least one light brown or camel-colored shirt would be appropriate. A chartreuse green, or a bright orange would be my choice for an alternate fun color. -Anne

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    CABIN BOY: A Genuine Urban Artifact (may include rock, concrete, or brick) from one of our farm sites, plus you can come sign your name on the pirate flag for our truck. Genuine Urban Artifacts are only available locally and can be picked up at the flag signing

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    POWDER MONKEY: A Farmer Pirates bandana plus a Genuine Urban Artifact, and you can sign your name on our flag

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    STRIKER: A Farmer Pirates compost t-shirt and you can come sign your name on our flag. There is no Genuine Urban Artifact at this level.

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    BOATSWAIN: A Farmer Pirates compost t-shirt and a set of seed packets to start your own garden.

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    GUNNER: A Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and a set of seed packets to start your own garden.

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    RIGGER: A bag of Heirloom Tomato Jerky from a Farmer Pirates Farm and a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.

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    PILOT: A guided tour of our four farms and a bag of Heirloom Tomato Jerky. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt. Tours are only available locally. We cannot bring our farms out of the city.

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    FIRST MATE: Farmer Pirates will board your ship (yard) and install a 100 sq ft garden with local compost and seed starts. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.

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    QUARTERMASTER: A Farmer Pirates Jolly Roger flag to hoist from your mizzen mast and Farmer Pirates will board your ship (yard) and install a 200 sq ft garden with local compost and seed starts. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.

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    CAPTAIN: Farmer Pirates will board your ship and host a pig roast.

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