WireService.ca Press Release (10/16/2014) Vancouver, BC
Join the social revolution on October 23 with Athena Organic Farm + Eco-Retreat through their crowd-sourced, profit sharing project in Southern B.C. By leveraging crowds-funding technology with Kickstarter this 6 week public awareness campaign is focused on the resurgence of giving the power back to the people for a sustainable future by giving them the power to choose- the power to invest in projects that have an immediate return, support the community, are holistic, sustainable, and preserve the planet.
Athena Organic Farm + Eco-Retreat marks a historical moment in time as one of Canada’s first real estate and agricultural crowd-sourced campaigns. The project involves the acquisition of a fully-functional and profitable 50-acre certified organic farm in Similkameen River in the Okanagan Valley. The farm has its own water source and expansion plans for agri-tourism, crop expansion, and a 6,000 sq.ft. eco-retreat set to launch Spring 2015.Through this public awareness campaign, Athena plans to entice investor newbies and veterans alike to get involved with this ethical, and social ROI. With as little as $10 investors can co-create this social revolution and support buy local, farm-to-table initiatives that nourish the planet and support the community.
“I’ve always been fascinated with building holistic projects that serve the needs of the people, creates abundance for all, and preserve our planet through living art.” says Kyrstine McInnes; Visionary Steward of Athena Organic Farm + Eco-Retreat. “And my fascination with the crowd-funding, P2P lending space has been growing since the discovery of companies like Kiva Micro-loans and Kickstarter. I see the connection between the shifting of wealth from the few to the many, along with the merging of the social and sharing economies and the breakthroughs in technology that are allowing these kinds of platforms to be massively successful” McInnes continues. “Companies like Uber, AirBNB, Kickstarter, and Patch of Land – we see the emerging market and we know this is not just a fad, this is a revolution in the way we communicate, gain support for and fund projects.”