Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
In November, an Aviva Community Fund grant proposal was submitted for Calgary called Edible Calgary - Community Orchards. If successful the grant could bring between $100,000 and $150,000 into Calgary for the purpose of planting fruit-bearing trees and shrubs in public spaces, effectively creating community orchards throughout neighbourhoods and communities in Calgary.
This proposal will only go forward with community support; only ideas that are voted for by their respective communities will advance in the running for funding. Currently we are trying to move the proposal forward into the Semi-finals. The last round of voting opened November 11th and closes November 25th.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Announcing our Indoor Farmers' Market and Local 301: Urban Agriculture Workshop Series. Click to find out how to register for the workshop.
November 6 at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association.
We recently became aware of a funding opportunity for community gardens. Please spread the word!
Project Orange Thumb
It’s time for Fiskars Project Orange Thumb to begin another year of neighborhood beautification, and this is your chance to bring our community gardening initiative to your area. If you’re part of a community garden group or civic organization in the U.S. or Canada, simply apply to our grant program by December 31. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community change. Your group could even be the recipient of a complete garden makeover, in which the Project Orange Thumb team comes to your neighborhood and turns unused space into a beautiful community garden in just one day! Grant recipients will be announced March 31, 2014.