76% - Now's the time to share!
Just a few days ago we were below the halfway mark. Now we're 3/4 of the way to our goal! We are blown away by the power of community. Words can't express the gratitude Taggart and I feel to all of you for being a part of this.
We believe the power of the grass-roots can change the seed story we're telling to the next generation from one of loss to one of overwhelming variety. Let's do as Bill McDorman of Native Seeds/SEARCH says, and "Grow this diversity back." This starts with getting the word out to more people that seeds really do matter.
Here's where we're at so far:
- 75% to our goal of $50,000 to fund continuing production for SEED: The Untold Story.
- We've gotten 6,825 likes on Facebook and our video has been watched over 6,866 times!
- We've been featured as the Kickstarter of the Week on the front page of The Cultural Weekly and Organic Consumers Association has given SEED a shout-out in their widely read weekly e-newsletter.
- There are an amazing 617 backers (that's you) backing this film...and 183 of you donated $100 or more, so you are set to receive SEED on DVD when we finish the film. Awesome.
Here's what you can do:
- Keep sharing. Nearly 2/3 of our funding so far has come from Facebook and direct clicks, meaning the SHARING that you are doing is really working! Let people know you have supported us and ask them to join!
- Talk to people you know who may be personally invested in SEED and this topic, help them make a donation if they are unable. Don't let their computer or internet connection be the thing that stops them from being able to lend their support.
- Write us and share media outlets you know of that would write about SEED.
- Some people have asked, and yes, it is possible to increase your pledge after donating. Go to Kickstarter. Click "Me", click on "backed projects", "Seed: The Untold Story", "Manage your pledge" and enter the new total amount. It seems complicated, but it's not.
Here is the link to share:
This funding is so crucial for us. It's amazing to see all of you making the film grow before our eyes.
- Jon & Taggart
Check out and feel free to share this astounding infographic that illustrates how much has really been lost. This picture was one of the calls to action for us to start filming SEED. Source: John Tomanio, National Geographic.