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Big news from our friends at Slow Food Denver - MICRO-GRANT OPPORTUNITY

From: Katherine C.
Sent on: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:20 AM

Hi there Homesteaders, Our friends at Slow Food Denver have announced a new round of micro-grants.  Yours truly received one of these grants last summer to help turn a 36-passenger school bus into a mobile farmers market.  So stay tuned, the Gypsy Farm Bus will be rolling into Denver neighborhoods this summer.  For all you urban farmers who are growing more than you can consume and want to sell that excess produce on the bus, drop me a line at [address removed].  I'll keep you posted on our progress and in the meantime, I encourage you to let the Slow Food C.A.F.E. micro-grant program light a fire under that creative food system idea that you've been sitting on...  Details about the grant program follow... I hope you are off to a productive spring, we've got 2000+ seedlings going in the greenhouse over here at the Sunnyside Urban Farm, and can already taste those juicy maters!   Cheers, Katherine SLOW FOOD DENVER C.A.F.E. MICRO-GRANT PROGRAM Slow Food Denver C.A.F.E. is pleased to announce our 2012 microgrant project to support innovative and sustainable food initiatives conceived by Metro Denver food entrepreneurs!     We are currently accepting applications for the microgrants (application and details in the attached form), and would be grateful if you would share this opportunity with any individuals, small business and/or non-profits you know who may be interested in applying.  In general, we welcome applications from sustainable food projects that support one or more of the following areas (additional criteria are listed in the attached form):   1)  Children and Food: Projects that seek to increase the number of children who have access to real food in schools, learn where food comes from, and have experience growing, cooking and sharing it 2)  Healthy Food Access: Projects that seek to increase access to affordable, real food in low-income communities 3)  Promoting Regional Biodiversity: Projects that seek to increase, protect and promote biodiverse food and farming traditions that are an alternative to the industrial food system   Applications are due by May 4, 2012 and instructions are in the attached form.     Finalists will be notified by email and will be invited to a C.A.F.E dinner where they will present their projects to the community table.  Winners will be chosen by community vote, and will receive a $1000 microgrant to support their work.   Any questions can be directed to Ben Hecht by email at [address removed].   Thanks for sharing this opportunity with the Denver community, and we hope to see you at a C.A.F.E. dinner this year!   Krista   Krista Roberts
President, Slow Food Denver

4340 E. Kentucky, Suite 311

Denver CO  80246

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