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A Fresh Food Market with a Mission

A project in Chicago, IL by Garfield Park Community Council
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The Garfield Park Fresh Food Market will create a safe place for residents to shop while strengthen community connections.
Backers: 110
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $7,171 of $5,775
Dates: Apr 2nd -> May 17th (45 days)
Project By: Garfield Park Community Council
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Latest News

We Did It!

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to the generosity of so many, we have achieved our goal of a Garfield Park Fresh Market for this coming summer and fall. On behalf of the Garfield Park Community Council and the hundreds of Garfield Park residents who will benefit, we are... (Read More)

23 Days to Go

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Sweep and Greet

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you backers and supporters, over 50% of the project budget has been raised! Join us this Saturday at the proposed farmers market site for our monthly sweep and greet event. The second Saturday monthly cleanup starts at 9:30 am along Kedzie at... (Read More)

Chicago Kickstarter Page: Seed Chicago Curates Local Crowdfunding Campaigns

April 11th - via: huffingtonpost.com
CHICAGO, IL - The city of Chicago, having already itself dabbled in the craft of crowdfunding campaigns, on Tuesday unveiled its own officially curated Kickstarter page. The page, titled Seed Chicago, is intended to spotlight small businesses and community development projects that will bring jobs, economic activity and revitalization to Chicago's neighborhoods. (Read More)

Could Kickstarter Work as a Tool for Neighborhood Economic Development?

April 10th - via: theatlanticcities.com
"Kickstarter urbanism" bumps up against the twin problems that effective city solutions are rarely as sexy as a new bike design, while the bureaucracies for implementing them get much more complicated than Kickstarter can handle. As Alexandra Lange wrote last year for Design Observer, "a suitable funding platform for a watch is not a suitable funding platform for a city." (Read More)

Enterprising Chicago Businesses to Benefit from Kickstarter’s New Seed Chicago

April 9th - via: nbcchicago.com
CHICAGO, IL - Kickstarter-mania has officially come to the City of Chicago. World Business Chicago and the mayor’s office has announced Tuesday morning they plan to team up to form Seed Chicago, “Chicago’s first curated Kickstarter page which will use crowdfunding to grow businesses and create jobs in Chicago’s neighborhoods.” (Read More)

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