If you don't know about it, there's a web page (service) called Kickstarter, and it basically enables groups to get grass-roots funding for their projects.
Ze Frank recently had a successful Kickstarter program to fund a new show which started yesterday, and I loved the original show. So kudos to him!
And a pig farmer in Vermont who blogs about his experiences raising pigs has a Kickstarter project to finish his butcher shop. Walter (yes, we're on a first-name basis) blogs about some of the neat things he does in constructing his home and the butcher shop - there's lots to think about in terms of energy efficiency, dealing with the extreme cold in the winter, and of course lots of details about the practical side of raising pigs. Check out his Kickstarter project and maybe throw a few dollars his way.