Friday, February 22, 2008

Pie Ranch Wish List

So when you're running a ranch and education center, what else do you need to continue to grow your programs? Executive Director, Jered Lawson forwarded me the wish list for those of you who like to give the tools of the trade:

Farming and Gardening Tools
Harvest Bags
Chain Saws
8-foot offset wheel disk
Wheel barrows
Gopher traps

Kitchen Supplies
Mixing bowls
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Cuisinart or other Food Processor
Pie Servers

Office Equipment
Newish Computer for Apprentice Office
Copy Machine
Fax Machine
If you'd like to ship any of these items to the Ranch, please have them sent to:
Jered Lawson, Executive Director
Pie Ranch
2080 Cabrillo Hwy
Pescadero, CA 94060
Happy Sugar High Friday!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Show Your Support: Get the Pies Project Banner

If you'd like to post this banner on your blog or Web site, paste the code from this PDF into your Web page to have it dynamically generated and with a link to the Network for Good online donation form for Pie Ranch.

Be sure to mention to your readers that they must enter "Pie Ranch/Green Oaks Fund” in the "Designation" field of the online donation form (Pie Ranch is a fiscal sponsoree of the Rudolph Steiner Foundation). And thanks for your support!


Friday, December 21, 2007

Be Part of the Project!

What Is The Pies That Evoke Dreams Project?

The Project is my own philanthropic spin on a pre-existing international blogging event called Sugar High Friday. Sugar High Friday (SHF) was started 3+ years ago by Jennifer Hamilton, a food blogger who lives in Canada and writes the blog, The Domestic Goddess. Ever since the first SHF in October 2004, the event has been hosted once a month by a different blogger around the world who chooses a theme for the month. Participants cook desserts that coordinate with a monthly theme chosen by the host. They then write posts in their blogs about what they’ve cooked. As you can imagine, the dessert loving/making community at large has built a large following around SHF. All the SHFs that have been held to date can be viewed here (scroll down).

As the host of this February 2008’s SHF, my theme is pies- specifically “pies that evoke your dreams,” inspired byfilm The Waitress. Given the huge following of Sugar High Friday, I wanted to take the efforts of these devoted bloggers and their readers to the next level- by making the event charitable.

My vision is to unite the involved communities (bloggers, readers, sponsors) on SHF and during the month of February to support of the work of a non-profit organization. I easily found an inspiring beneficiary to be: Pie Ranch.

Sound fun? Our goal is to raise $5,000 for Pie Ranch- here's how to participate!

Participation Levels:

Utensil Sponsors: In-kind sponsors are highly encouraged to support the work at Pie Ranch. Read the wish list of items needed on the Ranch.

Pie-o-philes: Readers are encouraged to go online and read the stories and recipes participating bloggers will submit for February’s Sugar High Friday- stay tuned to Leap Year, February 29th when the roundup of entries will get published on Vampituity, an Improvised Perspective. Each participating blogger is asked to include the link to make a direct contribution to the work of Pie Ranch by clicking on the donate button. Full instructions on how to participate as a blogger are here.

Whisk & Mixer Sponsors: As can be imagined, a fundraising effort that is entirely virtual (residing on the Web) needs readers and awareness to be successful. Media and outreach partners will be critical to our success in reaching our goal of raising $5,000 to support Pie Ranch’s capital campaign.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

An Exciting Global Blogging Event for Charity is in the Works!

Stay tuned as we get this blog ready to be a resource to bloggers, readers, and supporters of our upcoming February 2008 blogging extravaganza. Sugar High Friday for the month will be enjoyed worldwide and readers, sponsors and bloggers will be asked to do their part to raise funds during the month to benefit the work of Pie Ranch.
To learn more (like how you can participate and support the Project or re: sponsorship levels) email:
rachel [at] for details!