Dear Fans of Healcrest Urban Farm!
This year has been an amazing year for local, healthy food and urban farming! Maybe you have seen the buzz on our TeaPops in Pittsburgh Magazine here
or seen us out in the Pittsburgh region and tried one of our sophisticated artisanal TeaPops at these amazing spaces
! As you may know, the TeaPops have led us into a fast-paced start-up phase as a local, natural food producer and social enterprise. This also means we must grow with the demand of our buzz and this is what we are doing! In March this year we successfully funded a KivaZip crowd-sourced loan in 2 days flat! Our supporters are amazing. As we continue to raise startup money to expand and speed-up our TeaPop and boxed tea production – we ask you, our friends, colleagues and family to join us as contributors!
The money we raise will help get us into our own commercial kitchen space and increase productivity through high-tech ice pop equipment purchases. With startup support through Idea Foundry
, our growth is being supported, tracked and led by an experienced team!
If you did not get a chance to contribute to us through Kiva, now is your chance to focus your contribution to Healcrest through a Pittsburgh-based crowd-sourced platform called Hatch
! What is great about Hatch
is that it supports amazing local businesses like us and it functions similar to Kickstarter, where you get swag for your contribution!
just opened today, and we are inviting friends and family to join us now as a private, even anonymous, contributor to Healcrest Urban Farm!
You can contribute funds – as little as $5 – and you get in return some serious Healcrest Urban Farm swag, including a TeaPop punch card, dry-ice TeaPop shipments and a Healcrest Urban Farm TShirt depending the level of giving!
Thank You so Much for Your Continued Support!
The Team of Healcrest Urban Farm!
Maria Graziani, CEO/Founder
Dana Launius, Markets and Marketing/Partner
Meg Graham, Farm Manager/Partner
Michelle Soto, Farm Co-Manager and Resident Herbalist/Partner
Suzanne South, Community Relations/Partner
The berry/herb garden…lavender, rasberries, blackberries, sage, Greek oregano…
First summer harvest of herbs
Ok Peeps! We are super excited over here at Healcrest Urban Farm!
We have brought back to a stronghold, Ms Dana Launius, formerly of Pittsburgh, a women goddess of world travel, sustainable project manager extraordinaire, food systems analyst and well, amazing bellydancer. She has arrived back to us via Portland, Oregon (our sister city) and is offering Burghers a Devi Dancing workshop.
Join us for beautiful breezy late summer Sundays at Healcrest as we dance in the grove under the old apple tree learning the ancient art of Devi dancing, yoga and goddess mythology! Light refreshments are served and you will see the summer sunset as we finish our time. Small tours will be offered if you want to know more about the farm as well.
You have the option of purchasing single classes or the full workshop. The final sunday, September 25th we will have an ending celebration, dancing and food – and hopefully a special performance by Dana herself – to inspire us to continue our beautiful goddess movements.
So here is an easy quick button if you would like to purchase online. Secure payments made though paypal and go directly to support the work of Healcrest Urban Farm!
|Workshop 1, Sept. 4 $10.00
Workshop 2, Sept. 11 $10.00
Workshop 3, Sept. 18 $10.00
Workshop 4, Sept 25 w/celebration $12.00
Full Series $35.00
Full Series (student price) $30.00
**You can add a special message to let us know which workshop you are taking… Thank you!
Ok and even bigger news!!!
We are starting a Kickstarter Campaign on September 19th! Kickstarter is an online forum to match creative projects with angel investors! We are building a processing facility and classroom at Healcrest and your donation will be key.
PLEASE READ AND CONSIDER:
We must reach our goal of $20,000 to receive any funding
You can donate anything between $1-$20,000
We can exceed our goal!
You must pledge your support within timeframe/deadline
Supporting begins on September 19th
We will let you know when funding begins and give you the link directly to back us! There will be a great video on our project, pictures, images of our construction and site, etc…everything to show you the outcomes of our project
All backers funding over $100 will receive gifts for their support!
Filed under Belly Dancing, Devi dancing, Gardening, kickstarter, local food, organic farming, organic gardening, Pittsburgh, Urban Farming, Women of Color, yoga