Good humans singing into carrots to raise funds for a good garden cause
How it works
Get a Carrot
Home-grown and locally-grown work best, but use whatever's available in your location and season. All colors of carrots--orange, yellow, purple, etc.--will work well. Just don't use a parsnip because people might think you're weird.
Sing into the carrot
You can sing whatever song you'd like into whatever end of the carrot you choose. You can sing alone, with a group, a capella or karaoke style through an app like Smule.
Post it using #carrotoke
By posting your video online with the #carrotoke hashtag and donating, if you can, you'll make your friends and family smile while helping to support a worthy cause. Urge your friends to follow your example by singing and donating as well. If you're singing a professional musician's song, @ them to inspire them to sing into a carrot too!
PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
We're raising funds in order to offer 285 challenge grants to public food garden projects across the US and around the world. $25 buys a season of seeds for a school garden, $100 buys new tools for a community garden, $400 funds start-up costs for a new food bank garden. Every amount helps!
This growing season, the nonprofit, SeedMoney, will be giving away $2000 in prizes (20 $50 prizes, 1 $200 prize, 1 $300 prize, 1 $500 prize) to people who post videos of themselves singing into carrots on social media using the #carrotoke hashtag.
We are grateful for our generous contest sponsors:
Q. How do I get involved in this project?
A. You post a photo or video of yourself singing into a carrot using the #carrotoke hashtag, invite friends to do the same and make a tax-deductible donation to help plant food gardens.
Q. Why would I want to do that?
A. Because you're a person of action and adventure. Plus it raises awareness of and funds for SeedMoney, a 501c3 nonprofit that is helping school and community gardens to take root across the US and around the world.
Q. Does my carrot need to be plugged into my computer or video camera to record audio?
A. No, it’s a carrot.
Q. Can I sing into a radish, rutabaga or some other root vegetable?
A. You can try, but people will think you’re odd.
Q. What type of carrot records the best quality sound?
A. We find that homegrown or locally grown carrots create the purest sound, but feel free to use what you have.
Q. I’m afraid to sing in front of others because I don’t have a great singing voice. Will singing into a carrot make it sound any better?
A. No, but it will momentarily distract listeners from your voice.
Q. I don’t know what to sing. Do you have any recommendations?
A. The Garden Song by David Mallett (karaoke version available here) is modern-day folk classic, but any song in any language will do. Sing what you sing best!
Join OUR E-LIST
Money collected through this fundraiser will be awarded to garden projects across the US and around the world. Stay in the loop to learn how you can apply for a SeedMoney grant later this year.
Carrotoke is a project of SeedMoney, a 501c3 nonprofit (EIN: 56-2389230) working to plant healthy food gardens across the US and around the world. We have received Guidestar's highest Platinum Rating for our commitment to financial transparency.
Mailing address: SeedMoney, 3 Powderhorn Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074. phone: (207)956-0606. email: firstname.lastname@example.org . © SeedMoney. All rights reserved.