I’ve written before about the awesomeness that is Hyperlocavore, a yardsharing network that is empowering individuals and communities around the world. (Also, the Hyperlocavore book club is really, really good.)
Now Hyperlocavore needs your help. Creator Liz McLellan has plans to expand the services and tools Hyperlocavore offers its members, while still providing the user-friendly yardsharing network we have come to know and love. She has opened a Kickstarter Project to fund the new site developments.
Here’s the kicker with Kickstarter (har har). If donations are not received for the entire project by the project deadline, Hyperlocavore gets nothing! No funds at all. So it’s a race to see if we can get this project fully funded by the deadline. That’s $6,200 by March 28th.
$6,200 is a lot of money, you say. That’s a lot of money for a website. But not really.
How much is $6,200?
2,145 gallons of gas saved as yards are turned into gardens all over the country.
365 days a year that you’ll see your yard with different eyes, knowing that dinner is waiting to be harvested.
248 insurance co-pays for diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
13 kinds of vegetables you’ll learn to cook that you had never even tasted before.
A tiny fraction of the cost of a single food recall.
$6,200 = countless new people connecting and learning from each other, remembering what “community” really means.
So what do you think? Can you help give Hyperlocavore a kick start?