Tennyson Garden Club Vote to Donate to Local Charity.

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.

Tennyson Middle Awarded Sodexo School Engagement Grant.

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.

Texas Cottage Food Bill – SB 81.

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.

Upcoming Grants (end of May)

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)