Microgrant Program Is Launched!

March 12th, 2014 by Nina Macdonald

Slow Food Orange
County is pleased to announce that our microgrant program has officially
launched. Twice annually, we will be awarding cash microgrants to local
community groups, organizations, and businesses whose programs and
products promote the core values of Slow Food. For detailed information
about the program, deadlines, and forms, visit our newly-created
Microgrant Program website (http://www.slowfoodoc.org/microgrant.php).
Our next application period will be July 1st – 31st so spread the word
and forward this to anyone you know who has a project we might like to
support.

We’ve already awarded our first microgrant of 2014 and
we couldn’t have found a more worthy recipient. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor
Education Center was awarded $1,500 which will be used to create
additional growing space within their Living Classroom, a teaching
garden based on sustainability and permaculture. This additional space
will be allocated to restaurant growing and market selling, creating a
new stream of revenue for the program and leading the way to financial
sustainability.

To learn more about the Irvine Ranch Outdoor
Education Center and the work they are doing to advance the mission of
Slow Food, visit their blog (http://www.oecranch.blogspot.com/) or their
website (http://www.outdooreducationcenter.org).

Congratulations,
OEC, on the amazing work you are doing to promote food that is good,
clean, and fair in Orange County. We look forward to seeing your produce
on local restaurant menus soon!

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