Why do we care about the people around us? Why do we
contribute to our communities, helping them prosper? Simply
put, we show passion towards different missions, because at the end of the day, it's not about the individual. No, It's more than
that.It's about making a difference in the lives of those around us.
The debate on whether or not we, as a country, are still in a recession can go on for days. Regardless of which side you agree with, we can find common ground that there's still a lot of work to be done. Many communities are still feeling the effects, struggling to recover. And as the downfall continues, certain people take it upon themselves to make an impact.
The Edwards family, locals of Eden, NC, are driven do their part in uplifting their town out of its economic turmoil, as it looks to regain its economic stature. As history shows, this isn't the first time the Edwards family is playing a role in serving their community. They have learned from the impact their local grocery store had on the community for many years in the past, and now they hope to continue that same support in a different manner.
The family goal is to turn a piece of land that has been passed down for 100 years (four generations) into "a sustainably farmed, organic vineyard, fed by the same natural spring that has run through it." They're calling it Tacky Branch Vineyard.
When I spoke to one of the sons, Jordan Edwards, he noted that the land has been untouched throughout all these years, making it a perfect piece of land for developing a vineyard. Their goal is to make this vineyard a unique one, as they plan to "implement an eco-friendly, solar-powered irrigation system utilizing the natural spring water from Tacky Branch."
Jordan explained how this vineyard is more than just about them. By making Tacky Branch Vineyard happen, they further open up the opportunities to attract tourists to Eden. Also, the vineyard will help drive economic growth. The Edwards family is working with local businesses to help with the process of bottling up the wine and getting it ready for distribution.
Considering Kickstarter does not allow distribution of alcohol as a reward, Tacky Branch Vineyard is offering a few neat tangible items that are worth taking a look at. Whether you're looking for a new wine bottle opener, a comfortable winter sweater, or other accessories, you won't be disappointed with their selection.
It's one thing to want to make a difference by yourself, but the significance of doing it with the ones you love makes an ever bigger impact. During our call it was obvious to sense Jordan's, and his family's, intentions for wanting to make the vineyard happen. At the end of the day, Tacky Branch Vineyard is a family business, with a passion of wanting to make a positive impact.
Tacky Branch Vineyard has the potential of becoming a well know vineyard in the next few years. As attraction grows and vineyards become destination points for wine lovers and alike, the Edwards family will be able to continue their tradition of making a difference in city of Eden.
Overall, turning grapes into wine in order to reinvigorate a community POPs.
Tacky Branch Vineyard Campaign Page
Tacky Branch Vineyard Website