For the past six months I’ve tried to enlist the help of larger plant companies to help cultivate the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, but have had no luck. But this week, I had an ah-ha! moment. “Why go big when we can go small?” I thought. Many smaller donations just might add up to more…
We are approaching the third year for the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Last year 84 gardens were open and they raised $52,000 for local non-profits.
In order to help this event grow, so that more people become excited about plants and gardens, and more non-profits and businesses will benefit, we need funding to print the signs and get the word out into the world.
So I’m thinking, in this age of crowdfunding, why look for big donors when we could go small? Why not ask 100 people to donate $100.00 instead of asking for thousands from one source? Think of it as FestStarter.
Here’s the idea: those who are able to donate $100 to this event should send a check into the Cape Chamber, or click on the link below. The first 100 people who do so will be invited to a private cocktail hour event in my gardens at the end of August where they will be given a signed copy of one of my books, either Coffee for Roses or The Cocktail Hour Garden.
All who donate $100.00 or more, and come to Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Fest Opening Night on July 6th, will also be given a signed copy of the 2017 Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest keepsake poster.
Some of the highlights of 2016 included the Hydrangea University kickoff symposium by the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society, talks and displays at local garden centers, a special hydrangea label on the Cape Cod Beer Summer Ale, and the first Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Cocktail Trail. This year will feature all of these events and more.
Let’s get it started! To become a Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Cultivator, follow this link.
If you have any questions about the festival in general, you can find information on the home page of their website.