The good news is that the Kickstarter project was successful, thanks to you! The better news is that things are moving along!! The bad news is that we’ve meant to post this update over a week ago when the campaign ended. Sorry!!!
Here’s what’s going on this week:
1. Talks with local screen printer, local logo artist and local clothes maker about creating a logo, ordering tshirts, sewing canvas totes, and printing the logo.
1b. Get your addresses and in about a month sending those rewards to you.
2. Finalizing quotes for all the rooftop growing stuff. We have excel spreadsheets we’re sure you wouldn’t want to see that detail every irrigation tube, water pump, etc. Orders will be placed this week and stuff will start arriving the following week!
2b. BUILDING THE FARM!
3. Rooftop diners: think about a date (and backup date in case of rain) when you’d like to have your dinner. Will contact you once we have a chance to talk to Zullo’s again about various logistics.
4. Fresh Produce (incl CSA’s) pledgers: The first plants to get going will be mustard greens, lettuces, chards, kales, and a few other interesting ones. Fresh free-range eggs, kombucha tea, and baked items from other Plant tenants might also be included in your tote as a surprise or with specific request. Details to come…Also, to ensure you get the mix of stuff you’d like, we hope to be able to have you on the rooftop and pick it yourself! If that doesn’t appeal to you, we’ll deliver to your doorstep if you’re in/near Chicago.
5. More details on other rewards and progress to come. Stay in touch, right here.
Seed Swaps are awesome!
Went to a seed swap today at the ECO rooftop farm in Pilsen. We have, no joke, 40 new varieties of plants in hand. Neatly arranged, individually labeled, little pouches of awesomeness. Genetic diversity baby! If you’re curious, or obsessed like me, this included 15ish types of heirloom tomatoes, 6ish peppers, 5 or so squash/cucumbers/zucchinis, marigolds, morning glories, 3 amaranth, blue corn, yata yata yata. A few more seed swaps upcoming and hope to pick up even more cool plants to grow.