Crowdfunding Tips and Tricks for Creators and Backers Alike

Crowdfunding is a fast-moving target these days, with niche sites emerging, a growing ecology of support services, the emergence of equity funding, and more. After talking to makers who’ve both successfully launched and backed projects, and to those in the crowdfunding business, we put together this collection of tips, tricks, […]

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Compost for Brooklyn

“Founded by Louise Bruce and Matthew Burke, Compost for Brooklyn will encourage the sustainable disposal of food scraps and related organic waste in Kensington, Brooklyn. We will transform a vacant lot into a garden, planted with native floral species.

The garden will host a series of composting bins and in-vessel composting units which will accept drop-offs from area residents and restaurants. The compost produced will be distributed to public gardens and private gardeners across the five boroughs to encourage green spaces to bloom throughout New York City.”… Read the rest

Queens County Farm Museum

“The Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.”… Read the rest