As many of you know we have a LOT of projects that we want to see happen at Alberta Aquaponics. Everything from buying software (to help with the education side), to fixing equipment (like our video cameras which has put a damper on us getting the video updates going the way we want), to doing an upgrade of the greenhouse (to make it bigger and more efficient so we can do more and get more people in it for instruction), adding more wicking beds to the community garden in the front yard, to adding to our solar array (to get us off grid and put in a batter backup), through to getting land to turn into a fully educational farm. The reality is that with our limited budget, we have not been able to accomplish as much as we would like to.
We are going to try and change things up a bit with a kickstarter!.
We know that funding projects is expensive and a lot of folks can’t afford that (including us), so we are looking for your help to buy us lunch.
Specifically, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich that could change the world!!
As a cost savings, we are going to make the Grilled Cheese Sandwich ourselves. This means that the money you donate will be used to buy us lunch, but gives us some change to work with on making our other projects happen. The more people donate, the better our Sandwich will be. The better our Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the more change we will have and the more we can get accomplished!
Please help us in making an awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Our project goal is $50.00. If we are backed for this project, we will cook up a Grilled Cheese Sandwich (we hope), sit back, relax, and eat it. The Grilled Cheese Sandwich will consist of the cheapest bread we can find, processed cheese and margarine (extra money will go toward small projects to enhance Alberta Aquaponics). This project will be considered a job well done, payment in full for our hard work and our bellies will be full.
If we receive the backing of $500.00, we will send someone out from our group to the nearest fast food joint to abscond with Ketchup Packets to improve the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. We will also start our educational efforts, and produce a describer video on the making of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich! This video link will be an added bonus and thank you, given to all of the people who support and donate. The Grilled Cheese Sandwich video will describe the best (and possibly worst) ways of making a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This is truly something everyone should know, as a personal life skill! (Don’t thank us, we are all about improving you life skills!)
If we receive the backing of $1,000.00, we will replace out the margarine with real Butter for that rich goodness and flavour that only Butter can provide, to improve the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. We will also produce a full HD version of the making of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and post it onto the internet so that everyone can partake in the cheesy gourmet greatness!
If we receive the backing of $2,500.00, in celebration of bringing home the bread, we will take the time to bake our own gourmet Bread, using a state-of-the-art 10-year-old bread maker that we already have. We have no instructions for the unit and have no recipe to go by, but we will use it anyway (we will have bagged bread on standby in the event it all goes bad)!
If we receive backing of $5,000.00, we will bypass the budget level processed cheese for Gruyere cheese, truly the finest of grilled cheese cheeses, and proving to everyone that this is not just a cheesy marketing system.
If we receive backing for $10,000.00, we will cheer on bringing in the bacon by adding Bacon to the Sandwich! Come on now, it’s Bacon, how can you say no to making this happen? We may bypass on sending someone out for the Ketchup Packets at this point, (because with bacon, who needs ketchup?) but we promise to do everything else.
If we receive backing of $20,000.00, we will honestly be out of the red and showing it in style by adding in a hot bowl of Tomato Soup to go along with the Sandwich! Nothing says Grilled Cheese Sandwich like a combo platter with Tomato Soup. I bet you are craving it now. (I know I am.)
So, what’s in it for you – our sponsors?
First of all, all sponsors will receive our heartfelt thanks! We can’t be cheesy without you Your name will be added to our ‘Donors’ Wall’ on the Alberta Aquaponics website.
As well as our thanks, all sponsors of $10.00 or more will receive a limited edition Alberta Aquaponics Grilled Cheese Sandwich That Saved The World Bumper Sticker.
For everyone who donates $25.00 or more, we will send not only the Bumper Sticker, but also a limited edition Alberta Aquaponics Grilled Cheese Sandwich That Saved The World T-shirt. (We just need you to send us your size for the T-shirt if applicable and your address for the delivery.)
What’s in it for Alberta Aquaponics (besides a free lunch)?
We at Alberta Aquaponics have a job list a mile long, ranging from equipment repair, to creating a community garden space, to rebuilding a greenhouse (which we use as a teaching facility, as well as grow space for our community ventures), to adding solar power (also used in teaching). Hey, we even have the lofty hope to buy land and set up a full-scale training facility / farm. We could then raise goats, and make our own cheese for the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The farm would be developed into an agricultural education center in Alberta. It would offer courses and training on sustainable living and sustainable agriculture, as well as provide a location to share and develop ideas and techniques to further advance agriculture.
If we can establish the farm, we will make the Grilled Cheese Sandwich at the conclusion of the Kickstarter, as well as throw a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Party at the agricultural education farm (once established) for all who wish to attend. We will even ensure that the Grilled Cheese Sandwich Party becomes a yearly event, where we will celebrate the backers of the project and even create a memorial to them and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Please help us create a Grilled Cheese Sandwich that will change the world!
Prove that a little bread can go a long way!
(Sorry, that was cheesy…)
Thank you in advance for buying us lunch!