Newsletter – March 2015

Newsletter – March 2015

 

Ground Operations at The Culinary Institute of the Carolinas

We were thrilled to show the film and be the keynote presentation at Cultivate the Carolinas: Growing & Cooking,  a 3-day event hosted by Edible Upcountry magazine.  Favorite session? “Spice Rubs, Smoking and Techniques for Cooking Grassfed Beef” — with lots of samples!  So delicious. The Culinary Institute is adding a Sustainable Agriculture program to their curriculum, in the fall 2015 at the Greenville Technical College, South Carolina campus.  The Carolinas have a number of military bases and the school would like their first class to be a group of veterans.

 


Growing Better Schools 
Navy vet, D’Artagnan Scorza, has accomplished a lot since we filmed him. Working with students, 100 Seeds of Change has helped create 54 private and community gardens, 4 school garden programs and given away fruit trees to thousands of families in the urban core of Inglewood, CA.  D’Artagnan is now running for his local Board of Education to keeping growing a better school system for his students.
    Grants Available, Apply Now
The Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Fellowship is geared toward military veterans who have already invested in their farm operations and can identify a key purchase to leverage the growth of their farm business. The grants are paid to third party suppliers for things such as used tractors, greenhouses, livestock or processing equipment. Check their website for info.
Chris Brown of Growing Veterans wins HillVets’ Top 100 List of Impactful Vets & those who support them.  Go Chris!!
Chris Brown has been taking the farming world by storm. What launched as an idea among fellow veterans to learn more about farming, nutrition, and the chemicals that pervade our food supply is growing into a statewide program. Growing Veterans is looking to empower military veterans to grow food, communities, and the relationships with each other. Their organization is part educational, part community, and part agricultural movement. Ground Ops will do several screenings with Growing Veterans in Washington, March 26th in Olympia, May 12 in Seattle & May 14 in Walla Walla.
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