I’ve been accepted to start a Kickstarter page – this is my first push of marketing and fundraising, so you should go to my page (coming soon!) and contribute to the Yogurt Pedaler. I’ve got a month to raise $1800. Please help me out; every dollar counts!
In preparation, I’ve put together a draft budget for the project. I’ve never done this before for a project that I was actually going to implement, so it’s hard to figure out exactly how much money I’ll need for a project that no one has ever done before. In any case, here’s what I’ve sketched out, in case you’re interested to know where that $1800 figure came from. Of course, I’m sure it will change when I’m on the road and figure out what I really need, and there are two major expenses – the reconstruction of my bike trailer into the Yogurt Pedaler cart, and finding a good incubation/heating method for making the yogurt on the road.
My next steps are to develop contacts with farms and communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, and try to establish a route. I’m also in search of organizations focused on community development or sustainable agriculture in the region that may be able to help me establish my network and/or sponsor the Yogurt Pedaler. Any suggestions are most welcome!