Almost the end, and the beginning!
Good morning Kickstarters!
It has been a busy couple of weeks around here, with no end in sight. Except to our Kickstarter campaign, of course. If you've been waiting until the last minute now is the time: we've added new rewards, and our fundraiser ends in just over 72 hours. Then the fun really starts.
In between scrubbing walls, exploring a new idea (and new scary bid) every day for the floors, reading environmental impact reports, chasing permits, and talking to reporters, the most fun we've had lately is checking on Kickstarter.
"Look at the new total!" "Check out who donated!" "Read this message - she has a great idea!" We've exceeded our original goal, and are now harboring wild fantasies about what our final funding number could be, but it's been about so much more than money.
The very number of backers is an incredible validation. Well over a thousand of you have pledged to make it crystal clear how much you want a public market and that number continues to grow. Some donors, and some who haven't donated, have contacted us to offer volunteer work, ideas, professional services, resumes, questions, concerns, 'Atta-Girls, and homemade cookies.
Everyone who visits the site is enchanted and intrigued by the size, the scope, the size, the possibilities, the ambition and yes, the size of the project. As Lucila says, "I love words, but adding a lot of adjectives would just take away from: it's big." We think its bigness is not just in its size - and trust us, 2+ acres is big - but in the impact that creating this project from the power of community will have.
In just a few short days, Kickstarter will end, but it's just the beginning for you, us and the San Diego Public Market. Thanks for being there at the start!
Yours, Catt & Dale