Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 27, 2012.

Update #3



Wow.  The campaign has been a success. Meeting our financial goal was amazing, but we've also enjoyed getting to know everyone  working on this project. It's so cool to see the new garden take shape and we know we'll appreciate this space for many years to come.

Our volunteers from Cuba, Greece, Korea, Haiti, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Tibet, and Trinidad & Tobago have all planted their raised beds. A few more groups will plant soon.  The preschoolers from the school next door to the garden will also have their own bed!

We send you our sincere thanks. You took time out of your busy day to donate & we are so grateful!

We'll keep updating you on the Garden and we'll send you emails about your premiums if we need additional information (like addresses, t-shirt sizes, etc.)

Please consider liking us on facebook or signing up for the Talking Farm's terrific enewsletter at  And if you are on twitter, check us out there, too!

We're hoping for rain (and rain for our Colorado friends, too).

all the best,


Update #2

We did it!


We made our goal!

Wow.  We are grateful to everyone who donated and helped us reach our minimum goal. Thanks to each of you, our vision for the Ethnic Heritage Garden will become a reality!

Any donations beyond our original goal will help build even more infrastructure in our Demonstration Garden. The Demo Garden will show everyone how to build brick spiral beds, small hoop houses, container & vertical gardening, and composting. 

Please accept our heartfelt thanks. We'll keep you posted with some pics and video, but come visit if you can.

all the best,

the Heritage Harvesters team

P.S.  Come volunteer sometime. These two had a great time!

Update #1

A super start!


We are approaching our goal, so we wanted to send out a huge "thank you" to everyone who has contributed.

We are getting so close to our goal that we've broken ground on our project!  Volunteers have built 10 raised beds & the filling and planting will start soon.  Amazing.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped us along the way. More updates to come.

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