Crowd-funding campaign to 


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Evolution of Organic is finished and has been successful in initial outreach with over 100 screenings so far. Funding-wise, we’re down to the last stage of this campaign.  BUY US A SONG is to raise money for one last critical expense: licensing five pieces of music for $20,000.

The good news is that 32 contributors have raised $12,500 so far. We will try to raise the remaining $7,500 by the end of this year.

Please give to BUY US A SONG. Please help bring the film home.

Thanks, Mark.

Songs to license include:

UNCLE JOHN’S BAND by The Grateful Dead

  • This is the title song, leads us from conventional agriculture to its opposite, organic

GARDEN SONG by Dave Mallett

  • This iconic song keys a stirring montage of the early days of organic

(I FEEL LIKE I’M) FIXIN’ TO DIE RAG by Country Joe & the Fish

  • Anti-war classic takes us to Vietnam, herbicides and veteran farmers saying no

FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) by Bruce Springsteen

  • From an animated explosion of organic products to images of the movement now


  • A tribute to the organic life, which runs under the closing credits.

Two licenses are required for each piece of music: the written composition; and the recording. For “Uncle John’s Band” each license will cost $5,000, or $10,000 total. Because it is a title song, that’s a good deal. “Fixin’ to Die Rag” will cost $3,000. “Garden Song” and “The Bounty of the County” will cost $1,000 each. Bruce Springsteen’s people have not given us a quote yet; first they want to see what markets and deals we get. However $5,000 is a good estimate. Thus, we are hoping to raise a total of $20K. 

About the Buy Us A Song Campaign:

We are homebrewing this crowdfunding campaign,  using Paypal and the film’s fiscal sponsor, IDA.  We will update the totals periodically.

Timeframe:   Campaign will end on December 31, 2018

Goal:  $20,000

Amount Raised to Date:   $ 12,500

Number of Contributors:  32

Ways to Contribute:

Use the Paypal link to process a credit or debit card:

IDA, the International Documentary Association, is the film’s fiscal sponsor. Use this link for tax-deductible donations:

For larger tax-deductible donations or paying by check, or any other questions, please contact Mark Kitchell directly.   phone: (415) 515-0785   email:

Here are rewards for giving:

  • $100 or more gets you a DVD
  • $50 or more gets you a link to stream the film on Vimeo

Additional reasons to give:

  1. Musicians and composers deserve support for their creative endeavors. Make sure they get paid!
  2. Be part of the crucial last step in finishing the film. We spent the last year raising $70,000 in finishing costs. Now we really want to be done!
  3. Help us do grassroots outreach, educate and inspire young and old, build support for organic! 

For more information about the film, see the rest of this website.