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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 3 2018 9:42 PM UTC +00:00.

Rene MichalakBy Rene Michalak
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Rene MichalakBy Rene Michalak
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CA$ 103
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
7
backers
43days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 3 2018 9:42 PM UTC +00:00.

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About

For the last five years, an ambitious group of organizations, businesses, and volunteers have been busy as beavers at the Piper Creek Community Gardens. Together, we've done some cool things like install one of Canada's largest Food Forests and Pollinator Gardens, restore the banks of Piper Creek, and plant lots of new beaver habitat! Oh ya, AND we hosted some hungry goats with the City's Parks Department!

But last summer, we were sad to see the old iconic barn be demolished for safety reasons. The site looks so empty now, in spite of all the beautiful plants growing. It's just not the same when you know what it looked like before.

SO, to wrap things up in our final year, we're teaming up with our friends at Top Peg Timber Frame Construction and the Timber Framers Guild! We plan to host a community barn raising that will replace the beloved structure... but we need YOUR help to do it. We've secured a $25,000 grant from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation to host the timber framers and coordinate the project but we still need funds (or corporate sponsors!) to get the materials and equipment that most grants out there just won't cover. SO, we're tapping into the power of the crowd with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this summer! 

The barn will be an open-air timber frame structure to harvest rainwater for the planted areas of the site and the walls will serve as space for installing pollinator habitat (making it Canada's largest pollinator hotel) and support - in a BIG way - the City of Red Deer's Pollinator Parks initiative. We are also going after the Guinness World Record for largest insect hotel but we need your help to make this possible!

Risks and challenges

The success of our project will be based on how well dozens of people come together to share their skills and work towards a common goal. Sometimes life happens and we have to think on our feet... which is something that ReThink Red Deer has been doing for the last ten years. We're driven by the energy of our members and we've been quite successful in growing our capacity to accomplish the projects we take on; each one growing in its degree of difficulty. If people have to step aside to deal with other responsibilities or unexpected situations, others step in to help fill the void with the unique skills they have and we learn from each other. Ultimately, we succeed by working together and by never losing sight of what we're trying to accomplish.

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