Remember those long -ago days when we talked about starting a Training Farm with youth programming during the summer-time on agriculture and business – and then having those youth sell at Market, at neighborhood farm stands, and maybe even to local restaurants?! And then the people (ie Coalition folks) voted on developing the training farm… More East Waco Training Farm Update!
After selling produce from the Tennyson Garden a few weekends at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market, UGC staff wanted to the students decide how the money from sales of Swiss chard, basil, lacinato kale, and collards could be used to support other community projects. The students decided on seven different possibilities for where their money… More Tennyson Garden Club Vote to Donate to Local Charity.
At the beginning of the school year, the Urban Gardening Coalition was notified that the school garden program at Tennyson Middle School would be receiving a Sodexo School Engagement Grant in partnership with Youth Service America – a grant which utilizes service-learning as a means to empower students to learn about impact childhood hunger and… More Tennyson Middle Awarded Sodexo School Engagement Grant.
Taken from the FARFA website, regarding the Cottage Food Bill and other similar bills this past legislative season . . . ———————————————————————————————- FARFA worked on several bills in the regular 2011 Texas legislative session. While the raw milk bill (HB 75/ SB 237) died, portions of the cottage foods (HB 1139 and HB 2084) and… More Texas Cottage Food Bill – SB 81.
9/11 Service-Learning Grants Available to youth ages 5-25 and teachers/educators who work with youth ages 5-25, YSA will award 10-20 $500 or $1,000 grants to youth-led projects that address important community needs while helping youth – many of who have no first hand memory of the event – remember and honor the 9/11 victims and… More 9/11 Youth Service Grant.
Robert Mondavi’s Community Gardening Heroes $20,000 5/22 Community garden, expansion Preventing Childhood Obesity Article $250 5/30 Gardening, childhood obesity, article Yes to Seed Garden Fund $500 for school gardens 5/31 School gardens Fosters Community Grants n/a 5/31 Community wellness, environment Nature‘s Path Garden Grant Contest $50,000 5/31 Community organization, 501c3, organic gardening TX Healthy Habitat… More Upcoming Grants (end of May)
URGENT: Please call to support local foods bills — HB 2084 and HB 3387 — in Texas Right now, anyone who wants to bake a few pies or make a few jars of jam to sell to their friends and neighbors must have a commercial kitchen and be inspected by the state. The regulatory requirements can cost… More Call to Support Cottage Food Industry in Texas!