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Seeds of Change® Awards Twelve $10,000 “Share the Good” Grants

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Four of the winners.

Grants Support Community Gardens and Sustainable Farming Programs Nationwide

Los Angeles
January 22, 2013

Seeds of Change®, maker of nutritious organic foods, is excited to announce the 12 recipients of its $10,000 “Share the Good” grants in support of community based gardening and sustainable farming.

The 12 recipients were selected from more than 13,000 entries and nominations received as part of the grant program to enhance the environmental, economic, and social well-being of gardens, farms, farmers and communities. Organizations told Seeds of Change® how they share the good in their communities through sustainable gardening and farming for a chance to receive one of 12 $10,000 grants.

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January 23, 2013   1 Comment

RecoveryPark seeks three-square-mile area in Detroit for greenhouse and Food Center

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Gary Wozniak, representing RecoveryPark is standing in a field that he wants to use for urban agriculture in Detroit. RecoveryPark is the brainchild of Gary Wozniak, a former stockbroker and recovering addict who is director of development for SHAR, a nonprofit addiction recovery agency headquartered on Detroit’s west side.

RecoveryPark has raised $1.4 million of the $15 million needed to start.

By Gary Anglebrandt
Crain’s Detroit Business
Jan 20, 2012

Excerpt:

RecoveryPark, the nonprofit seeking to create an indoor tilapia farm on Detroit’s east side, is in talks with the city to acquire nearly half of a three-square-mile area just east of Eastern Market.

The nonprofit would use the land for urban agriculture and to spin off for-profit food production and distribution businesses using the farm products grown there.

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January 23, 2013   Comments Off