Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

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Push for Good: This Week's Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

by Alessandra Rizzotti

March 15, 2013

LoGROcal is building a sustainable farm using the waste of a local brewery to provide mushrooms and vegetables to a local pizza shop. They're also creating mushroom growing kits so that you can grow your own. Support a project that will provide a service to a community and educate a wider audience. Throughout March, we'll share ideas and resources for being more conscious about our food and food systems. Join the conversation at good.is/food and on our Twitter at #chewonit.

Everyone should grow a food plant to understand what it takes to get produce to a market. Grow Jar offers a simple hydroponic kit to grow foods like kale, peppers, or tomatoes. Support a project that makes gardening more accessible. This project is already funded, but we wanted to include it since it got some traction after we wrote about it on good.is.

GrowUp! is an urban farming business utilizing aquaponics in a London parking lot to grow fresh vegetables without soil or pesticides, but rather fish poo. Support a large scale project that will start big-city conversations about how we grow our food. Read more about the project from co-founder Kate Hofman.

Healthy fresh fruit treats for a hot day delivered in a sustainable way. Based in Richmond, VA, Pedal Pops offers an edible, gourmet, let's-cool-off experience at any community event or curbside. Support a project that brings food, bikes, and people together.

An understanding of cognitive science—linguistics, psychology, and anthropology can connect a person to his or her community. This lab-on-wheels will bring lessons in cognitive science to schools and sidewalks. Help educate adults and children about how to build a better society. Learn more from founder Tyler Alterman on good.is.

Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. Push progress forward, and do it for our collective good.

IIllustration by Jessica De Jesus

Alessandra Rizzotti More Info

Alessandra Rizzotti has written for GOOD, Little Darling, Idealist, Takepart, Heeb, Smith, Hello Giggles, Reimagine, and has been featured on The White House blog for her work on the editorial series “Women Working to Do Good.” The editorial series she created for GOOD, “Push for Good,” helped raise over one million dollars for crowdfunding projects in social impact, and she helped launch impact campaigns with GOOD for Purina, GAP, Focus Features, Google, Apollo, and National MS Society. She’s also been published in three Harper Perrennial books with her six word memoirs, as well as four monologue books for Hal Leonard/Applause in collaboration with Grammy winner and GOOD member Alisha Gaddis. Her video art has been featured in Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher’s “Learning to Love You More” Gallery at the Baltic Contemporary Art Museum. In her freetime, she volunteers with CASA, beekeeps with nonprofit organization Honeylove, and edits children’s chapbooks for 826 LA. At Backstage Magazine, Alessandra currently strategizes and writes Twitter chats (in which she’s garnered seven million impressions) and edits casting notices, where she bridges the gap between filmmakers and actors.
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