Hope for Pahokee: Kickstarter

Hope for Pahokee: Kickstarter

Submitted by CRex on September 9th, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Odoms is seeking to raise 35k for winter gardens in Pahokee, Florida.  He has a short video up on the Kickstarter page, but you don't care to watch that the short version is:

Pahokee, Florida, the hometown of Odoms, Smith, Ash, and Hawthorne, is a former agriculturual hub that has suffered declone recently.  The violent crime rate is over twice the national average and there is a lot of urban blight.  The poverty level of course has risen as business have left.  Odoms is seeking to create urban gardens in Pahokee to provide food to families and since urban green space has been shown to lower crime (neglected lots tend to attract additional vandalism, whereas a well tended lot doesn't).  Odoms actually started the charity based on a class project at Michigan.  He's been working with other urban gardening experts in Miami and is seeking to push out a larger project this year based on the success they had last year with a smaller pilot project.

You can pledge by clicking here.  There are various levels of swag that you get for your pledge or you can just drop some cash off and not ask for anything in return.  By the way, Odoms turned down the blog's offer to be given the profits of the MGoStore's eating shirt, so this is pretty much his revenue stream for the year.

You will not be billed unless 35k is raised, at point sometime post Sept 26 you'll see your credit card billed by Kickstarter.   If you bought a reward you will be sent an email at that time asking about the color/size/etc of the clothing.  So if you register with Kickstarter via some email you never check, you need to check it and respond to the survey post Sept 26 or you won't get your reward.  

Yes I know that we threads on this midweek and yesterday, but they are off on the front page and I wanted to see if we can get a second wave of donations as people check in for post Air Force content.  The Kickstarter has been stalled in the 8k range for awhile now.  

OT-Best and Worst Restaurants in Ann Arbor?

OT-Best and Worst Restaurants in Ann Arbor?

Submitted by Transatlantic Flight on June 30th, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Recently I was convinced to eat at Zingerman's Roadhouse after many a friend told me "how it has unbeatable barbecue". Sadly, this was far from the truth. While I maintain a strict love of Zingerman's Deli, I was disappointed by the quality of food and service at the roadhouse.

By contrast, I also recently tried the Arbor Brewing Company for the first time and was incredibly impressed. What are you best and worst restauranting experiences in AA?