Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Carless Rural Village: Tracy Gayton at TEDxDirigo

Post-Thanksgiving Update

Hello to our growing list of “contingent investors” and others that have an interest in the progress of the Piscataquis Village Project. We have much to be thankful for.

Our most exciting news is this: Piscataquis Village Project was invited to present our idea at the annual TEDxDirigo event in October. If you’re not familiar with TED, it is a “ set of conferences formed to disseminate ‘ideas worth spreading’.” Folks, I’m no public speaker, and would rather hold my hand over a candle flame than talk in front of a crowd of people. It’s only because we think it is so absolutely crucial that we rethink the way we’ve been building our towns & cities and out of concern for the future of Piscataquis County that we’ve devoted so much time and effort to the Piscataquis Village Project. Thanks to TEDxDirigo for the forum to spread this idea. Please watch and also please SHARE the short video via email and/or Facebook. Not everyone is in a position to invest in the Piscataquis Village Project, but most are in a position to help spread the word, and that’s what it will take to make Piscataquis Village a reality. Here it is: A Carless Rural Village: Tracy Gayton at TEDxDirigo

We went “public” with our Facebook Page in March of last year and created our Slide Show about six months after that. Our website was created just this past summer.

We’ve now exceeded 2600 fans on our Facebook page. We’ve garnered 36 investor pledges totaling $410,000 - over 1/5th of our goal. I’d say that’s not too bad for a project originating in the most sparsely populated county east of the Mississippi, promoting the audacious proposal to build the first traditionally patterned, car free village in the USA. Is it?

Turkey Talk: 10K Investment Pledge

Thanks for your interest and support! Let’s get ‘er done!


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