We have expanded our project in Abaco by the generosity of all of you. We will be kicking off our Scaling Up Agriculture Program in early 2022.Our aims with this project is to provide support into multiple arenas.
First and foremost will be unveiling our Scaling Up Local Ag Grant. With the support of multiple foundations, we will be providing grants for small food + agriculture business development. This is fundamental for supporting the growth of a local food movement in Abaco. Our underlying goal is to see more people growing food in a sustainable and climate smart way. We will support initiatives that are falling in the gap of funding from other sources, the start-ups. The ability and success of start-ups are what allows the growth of an industry to take hold.
Secondly, we are bringing on our FEAST Center Supervisor to work with grantees, teachers, trainers to round our training schedule for the FEAST Center. There will be room to grow with this role as we will continue to monitor our on-going systems adoption for both schools and backyard gardeners.
We began and will continue our Harvest of the Month Newsletter which we feature produce along with a recipe or two, nutrition information that focuses on macronutrients and optimizing mental health. We share this information through a growing and on-going relationship with ProjectHOPE.
We are also kicking off our Seed-to-School project in partnership with Grow Happy out of Canada. With this project we will initiate more school gardens with a focus on mental, emotional and physical health benefits of eating whole with curriculum support.
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