Pasadena Rose Garden at Muir Ranch

Support beauty, urban agriculture, school gardens and kids with jobs by sponsoring a rose bush at a Title 1 school just 1 mile north of the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
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Mud Baron
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THANK YOU ALL!

Monday, 01/13/14 1:40 PM

We did it. We hit our $10,000 goal with 11 hours to spare. No. 1 #schoolgarden fan Diana Heffernan of Palos Verdes put us over the top with a $1,000 contribution. Thanks to her and everyone else.

Yes, thank you all. But not being the unbusy types we've gotten a matching offer from a lovely donor, Ismael Resendiz of http://www.resendizbrothers.com in Fallbrook. If we raise $12,000 by the deadline, they donate an additional $2000 in cutflower plants for our ranch. Banksias, proteas, waxflower and other lovely Australian, drought tolerant natives are on the table, literally. 

We have many perks to match your contributions: csa shares, flower shares, bulbs, t-shirts, farm dinners and 1-on-1 classes with me. Good stuff -- 'even hanging out with this florist farmer. ;)

This is our first crowd funding campaign and we are thrilled. We'll be able to plant more, sell more and hire more Muir students in 2014. It's a win/win/win. But while we have folks attention, lets do even more good by doing good. 

Thanks!

mud


Help us build the Pasadena Rose Garden at Muir Ranch. Muir Ranch at John Muir High School is a teen jobs program that looks like a farm, community supported agriculture program (csa) and with your help a rose garden and floral business social enterprise. While you have heard of Pasadena's Rose Parade and our historic Craftsman houses, 80% of Muir students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Northwest Pasadena is considered a food desert and our CSA brings both good food and teen jobs to our neighborhood. The work we do with the support of people like you is, literally, beautiful.

More Roses. More teen jobs.

We have room for 300 more David Austin Rose bushes at our urban farm. 300. David Austin roses are not just roses, they are drop dead gorgeous and approach peony like status in bloom count. The scent? Heaven. It's not the scent of what you'd find at a everyday floral shop. Additionally, Pasadena doesn't have a proper, public "rose garden" or actual arboretum so we decided to combine a working farm with a public garden as we grow our school garden program. Currently we employ about a dozen students year round. We'd like to double that in 2014. We need $10,000 to buy and install more shrubs. We;ll need an expansion of our current irrigation system. And we need an improved website and marketing materials that will aid our students in their social enterprise efforts. 

Buy an Austin. Give an Austin.

To make help you make us really awesome we are offering kale seeds, t-shirts, dinner tickets, but most importantly, roses. It's bare root season and when you buy a rose from us you will be purchasing one as well for Muir Ranch. Think TOMS Shoes crossed with a plant nursery that benefits a school garden. Yay! The price of the rose is included in the perk. So buy more and save. We'll plant the sponsored rose bush (or bushes!) with a hand-made ceramic marker featuring your twitter or instagram ID and blast it out to our 30,000 social media followers.




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$11,540USD
raised by 76 people in 21 days
115% funded
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 13, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Muir Ranch Kale Seed Trio

    1 gram of each of the following organic, kale seed varieties from the Muir Ranch Seed Co.: Lacinato, Red Russian and Scotch Curled. Shipping included.

    6 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $30USD
    Muir Ranch Vintage T-Shirt

    Organic Cotton T-Shirt with our yellow vintage swooshy logo, screened by Muir Ranch interns. Sizes: infant, all kids, adult XS to XXL. Shipping included.

    16 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Buy 1, Give 1 Austin Rose

    Buy a David Austin Rose for yourself and have one planted at the Pasadena Rose Garden at Muir Ranch. We will ship you one of our FAVORITE roses: Abraham Darby, Golden Celebration or Jude the Obscure. Your or your company's or organizations' name will be put on a ceramic marker at the garden.

    16 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    100 Ranunculus Bulbs

    For the last two days of the campaign we reduced the price of these by 50%. http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com is providing us with ten bags of 100 large ranunculus. These are No. 1 bulbs in shades of purple, yellow, red, and mixed colors. See more here http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/c-67-ranunculus.aspx#Filter=[Pagesize=30*ava=1] These bulbs will bloom year after year in your garden just like at Muir Ranch. They retail for $1/piece & we will be shipping from Muir to you, shipping included.

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $60USD
    Longtable Farm Dinner Tix

    1 ticket to our first "Outstanding in the Rose Garden" dinner in 2014. The first dinner is in March with local chef Sunny of Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena.

    9 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Buy 3, Give 3 Austins

    Buy 3 David Austin Roses for yourself and have three planted at the Pasadena Rose Garden at Muir Ranch. We will ship you one of our favorite roses: Abraham Darby, Golden Celebration or Jude the Obscure. Your or your company's or organizations' name will be put on a ceramic marker at the garden.

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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    $100USD
    Kings Row Gastropub Gift Card

    Chef Sunny of Kings Row in Old Town Pasadena is our first #longtable chef of 2014 on March 1st. His restaurant was kind enough to offer a $100 gift card for food and drinks.http://www.kingsrowpub.com/ Eat well!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $300USD
    1 on 1 Floral Design Class

    You get the opportunity to plant bulbs and flowers, harvest and arrange bouquets for yourself in a 1/2 day, one on one with guerilla florist farmer, Mud Baron. You'll learn the basics of arranging in the "French method." Which is to say you'll roam over 4 acres of flower & vegetable farm making big, themed arrangements 1 or 2 stems at a time (upside down, Mud's forte). Depending on the time of year you'll use dahlias, roses, zinnias, kale, artichokes and whatever else your pruners desire.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $330USD
    3 Month CSA Trial + Flowers

    We were asked to have a 12 week, trial share version of the full share CSA perk added. Here it is: 12 weeks worth of organic kale, satsumas, squash, herbs, chard & our famous heirloom tomatoes. As a small, urban farm we grow about 1/3rd of our CSA box, and buy from the best California growers for the rest. We're throwing in a mini bo-k too. You can't ever have too many flowers!

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $750USD
    CSA Sub, 1/2 Share

    Our customers asked to have a 1/2 share version of the full share CSA perk added. Here it is: a whole year's worth of organic kale, satsumas, squash, herbs, peppers & our famous heirloom tomatoes. As a small, urban farm we grow about 1/3rd of our CSA box, & buy from the best California growers for the rest. Currently our 1/2 share CSA is $750/year, that's about 50 weeks at $15 ea. We are raising prices in '14 by $5/week. Save $250, get a write off & eat really, really well.

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    CSA Yearly Subscription

    Sign up for a whole year's worth of organic kale, Asian pears, satsumas, squash, basil, herbs, peppers and our famous heirloom tomatoes. As a small, urban farm we grow about 1/3rd of our CSA box, and buy from the best California growers for the rest. Currently our full share CSA is $1200 per year, that's about 50 weeks at $25 each. You can save a few hundred dollars, get a 50% tax deduction and eat really, really well We are raising our prices in 2014

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Bouquet of the Week

    Subscribe to our #CSA and get a weekly bouquet. IF you like our flowers, get them. Pick up on Mondays or Thursday at the regular distribution. Dahlias, narcissus, artichoke, zinnias, and of course, roses. It's 50 bouquets!

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Flowers for YOUR Wedding!

    We provide complete bridal floral for your wedding in Los Angeles County. Flowers arrangements grown and designed by Muir interns (Austins and dahlias, of course) include: bridal bouquets, maids of honor, 3 lbs of Austin petals, groom corsage, wedding stage, 50 table settings and registry tables. We will take care of you.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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