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DC Coronavirus Updates
Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021: Community Advocacy Guide
The Food Policy Council has had several discussions about the Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021. You can review the slides, notes, and recording
from the full April FPC meeting and the slides
from the May Nutrition & Healthy Working Group meeting. A printable version of this Community Advocacy Guide is available here
he bill can be accessed here: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B24-0166
Follow these accounts and newsletters for lists of daily actions, frequent updates, and urgent protests needs in Greater DC Area
DC Peace Team Offering New ONLINE Courses
- 5/16 We will offer ONLINE Judgments, Accusations & Assumptions on Wednesday, May 12th 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm EDT or Sunday, May 16th 7-8:30pm EDT REGISTER HERE
- 5/19 or 5/23 We will offer ONLINE Exploring Belonging on Wednesday, May 19th 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm EDT or Sunday, May 23rd 7-8:30pm EDT REGISTER HERE
- 5/22 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Circle-keeper Training for those seeking to facilitate circles from 10am-3pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
- 5/26 or 5/30 We will offer ONLINE Beyond Cancel Culture ~ Forgiveness, Acceptance & Accountability on Wednesday, May 26th 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm EDT or Sunday, May 30th 7-8:30pm EDT REGISTER HERE
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
Applying an Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Lens to Nutrition Education
Thu, May 27, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
- 6/2 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Justice in Action: Community Healing from 7-8:30pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
- 6/5 We will offer an ONLINE Introduction to Nonviolent Communication from 12pm-5pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
- 6/9 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Justice in Action: Criminal Justice from 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
- 6/16 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Justice in Action: Education System from 7-8:30pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
- 6/19 We will offer an ONLINE Introduction to Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment from 12-5pm EDT with a 1 hour break. REGISTER HERE
- 6/23 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Justice in Action: Crisis Intervention from 7-8:30pm EDT. REGISTER HERE
During this workshop you will:
- Have the opportunity to discuss how the power of food has influenced your 'Food Story'
- Examine how social Identities and dominant power systems shape food beliefs
- Explore how white supremacy and colonialism shows up in nutrition education
- Learn how to apply a decolonized and anti-racist lens to nutrition education
DC Grassroots Planning Coalition
Gathers every second Saturday
A network of DC residents & organizations from all 8 Wards committed to pursuing racial, economic, and environmental justice through equitable development.
ONE DC Right to Housing Committee Meeting
Every Thursday - 6 PM to 8 PM
- 614 S St NW, Washington D.C. 20001
Join the Right to Housing Committee every Thursday at our Shaw Office! Come together with other ONE DC members to discuss our tenant rights, and build power to fight displacement and gain community control of land and housing for low-wage, long-standing Washingtonians.
ROC-DC Member Orientation / Orientación para MiembrosMonthly orientation every last Monday of each month from 1pm-2:30pmAre you a restaurant worker who has been affected by COVID-19? Do you want to make changes in the restaurant industry for the better? Do you believe in justice and equity for all workers? The Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC (ROC-DC) is a worker-led organization that is fighting for better wages and working conditions for restaurant and food service workers across the DMV.
The Hunger for Justice Series
The COVID-19 crisis is exposing an enduring and extremely dangerous problem – the inequities within our food system. In honor of a global response, A Growing Culture (AGC) is announcing The Hunger for Justice Series, a weekly live broadcast about how we feed everyone in a Post-Covid World. AGC will showcase the stories and voices of our global network, highlighting local solutions to feeding the world on a changing planet. Each week, we will be hosting an hour long, candid conversation with activists at the frontlines of the global food movement. Themes like gender equality, farmworker rights, trade policy, seed patents, climate change, and land grabs will be explored through the lens of food sovereignty.
Recent Recorded Series and Events
National Museum of Women in the Arts & DC Mutual Aid Apothecary
In this new series, please join our in depth interviews with the Curative Collective, a group of Women, Arts, and Social Change partners working at the intersection of food, art, and social change
Full Video Link
DC Mutual Aid Apothecary Instagram
DC Food Policy Council: Racism, Racial Equity, and the Food System Recordings
The DC Food Policy Council, in its role as a convener, invites those who are engaged in the DC food system (as a professional, student, or resident) to this 8-week conversation to reflect, learn, and hold ourselves accountable. Following sessions have been recorded
- The History of DC’s Grocery Gap
- Land Access and the Racial Wealth Gap
- How Racism and White Supremacy Influence Nutrition Education
- Racial Injustice and Workers in the Food Supply Chain (recording coming soon)
2020 Intro to Racism and White Privilege Webinar Course
July 2020 to February 2021
The People’s School of DC 2019 “Introduction to Racism and White Privilege course” has been converted to a webinar format, that will be recorded and publicly shared, starting in July. This is a FREE 24-class course, (3) 2-hour classes a month, on the many different forms of racism and white privilege in the US, specifically focusing on forms beyond the “explicit” and “easy to see”, through a multi-media lecture series presenting hundreds of anti-racism concepts, perspectives, strategies, resources, speeches, quotes, videos, books, articles, and ways to get involved in modern day efforts to dismantle white supremacy.
Current Webinar recordings available Now
People's School of DC Anti-racism Resources
Application for Workshop Ideas at Community Forklift
Every year we host dozens of free workshops in order for our community to learn more about sustainability, reuse, restoration, and DIY in their homes and lives. Part of our mission here at Community Forklift is to bring free education to everyone, and as such we do not charge for our workshops, feeling that everyone should have access to green living and find ways to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives. We do offer a $75 gift certificate to our warehouse to all workshop presenters as a token of our appreciation for their time, expertise, and commitment to our local communities. We also do quite a bit of marketing for each workshop in our newsletter, on our website, and on our social media (a combined reach of over 20,000 people), which we find to be another way we can give back to our presenters and hopefully send traffic their way in the future.
Hot Horticulture Topics: Straw Bale Gardening
May 18th at 6:00 PM
What are the hottest topics in gardening today? Join the Henrico Extension Office, Henrico Master Gardeners, and Henrico Libraries in this 3 part series. The second of our topics is Straw Bale Gardening. In this program learn about this new and interesting way to garden! The programs are free, but registration is required.
Bloom Webinar Schedule
Find the list of upcoming webinars below:
- May 18 - Into the Herbalist's Kitchen Class 2 Garden to Glass - Herbal Beverages with Liz Henke
- May 20 - Responding to COVID: How to Support your Community with Herbal Medicine in Times of Crisis with Malka Roth and Violet King
- May 25 - “Revolutionary Self Love” Workshop Series with Lucretia VanDyke
- June 1 - Invasive Apothecary with Alyssa Dennis
- June 3 - Grow Your Medicine Without Owning Land with Rosa Vissers
- June 10 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management with Sade Musa
- June 17- Into the Herbalist's Kitchen Class 3 Edible Herbal Butters & Infused Oils with Liz Henke
- June 22 - Kids Herbal Tea Time with Caroline Rose Helm
- June 24 - “Revolutionary Self Love” Workshop Series with Lucretia VanDyke
Click on link for many more classes throughout year
Montgomery County Food Policy Council
Build a Dream | Intro to Lean Canvas Lunch & Learn
Wednesdays,12 PM EDT – 12:30 PM
First session of a 4-part series May 2021. This session will introduce the lean canvas in a 30-minute lunch and learn format.
Starting a business in DC? Great! The Build a Dream training series is a way to start accessing resources, additional training, and technical assistance to support you. This 30-minute lunch and learn series in May 2021 is a short course version of our traditional 10-hour Build a Dream training . Over 3000 DC entrepreneurs have participated in a Build a Dream series since 2018. In this session on May 5 we will introduce the lean business model canvas as a format businesses can use to start their business planning process, and explain how to run an interactive workshop yourself if you are interested in train the trainers.
We will run additional sessions in May 2021 on these topics:
- May 19: Basic Business Financials
- May 26: Your Ecosystem (of Resources)
If you have questions about this series please reach out to the Innovation & Equitable Development team at Inno.ED@dc.gov. And if you would like one-on-one support for any topic related to your DC-based business, please feel free to schedule a technical assistance session with the team through our TA Bookings page
DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course
Every Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
Now more than ever people are understanding the importance of growing our own food. That’s why during this time of social distancing the DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Grower Course has been converted into an online webinar course called the DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course. The DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course is a FREE online course focused on teaching people all the basics of urban growing from building and maintaining a home garden to cooking and preserving your harvest.
Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia - Upcoming Webinars
- May 19 – Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving
If full sign up for the waiting list to receive class recordings for free
Wild Scenic Film Festival: Our Food Future
May 20th at 6:30 PM
Mark your calendars and register for the virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Featuring nine films exploring different sustainable farming practices that prioritize land and natural resources and share practical, efficient methods to growing and harvesting food. The E3 Initiative For Citizen Engagement On The Lower Shore is pleased to present this film series, which is sponsored by Future Harvest. Virtual lobby doors open at 6:30 pm, with films beginning at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10. REGISTER HERE.
Planting and Harvesting your Produce, Beginning Gardener Series
May 20th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
When should you plant and when should you pick? Plant too early, and tender seedlings could be killed by frost. Pick too early, and you may be missing out on having great-tasting veggies. In this session, you’ll learn both when and how to plant some of your favorite veggies and then when to harvest at the peak of readiness. Although there is no fee, advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrants will receive information through their email on how to join the Zoom webinar.
US Botanic Gardens
Find the list of upcoming webinars below. Registration closes prior to the event so sign up today:
- 5/20 12:00 PM - Online Cooking Demo: Enticing Asparagus
- 5/21 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Online Lecture: Becoming Urban Nature: Nyc's Washington Square Park From 1609 To 2021
- 5/27 12:00 PM - Online Cooking Demo: How Many Peas In A Pod?
- 6/3 12:00 PM - Online Cooking Demo: Super Strawberries
- 6/10 12:00 PM - Cilantro And Coriander: Two Flavors From One Plant (Online Cooking Demo)
Smithsonian Gardens Webinars
May 20th - Gardening with Children
May 27th - Gardening for Hummingbirds
For more details: https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
Empowering The Diner Through Wine Session
May 21, 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Empowering the Diner is a Black women-led food and beverage event centered on collaboration and inclusion in which we bring folx together to discuss, learn, and explore their palate and dining experiences. We seek to dismantle colonizer-led perspectives and gatekeeping practices by challenging the status quo through creative, multi-faceted, and BIPOC-led educational and hospitable experiences. By changing how we access food and beverage education and hospitality, we make space for more folx who feel excluded by the discriminatory, racist, and sexist practices embedded in the industry from the guest to the professional.
- May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT - Best Bets: Native Plants for Dry Conditions
- May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT - Home Turf Alternatives: Converting Your Lawn into a Garden
- June 4th- Native Blooms for the Summer Garden
- June 18th - The Hospitable Gardener: Welcoming Birds to Your Garden
- June 25th – Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases
Full List of Events Here: https://mgnv.org/events/
Cultivate the City
We’re always looking to host fun events at our rooftop including classes, workshops, cooking demos, happy hours, potlucks and volunteer opportunities. See the upcoming list of events here, and sign up at the link below.
- Saturday, May 22, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM - Foraging for Seasonal Berries and Strawberry Cultivation 101
- Sunday, May 23,1:00 PM 2:00 PM - Bon-Chi! Learn and practice the art of Bonsai using edible plants!
- Saturday, May 29, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM - Carnivorous Plant Basics and Bog Gardens
- Sunday, May 30, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Indoor and Container Gardening 101
- Saturday, June 5, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM - Grow Your Own Microgreens!
- Saturday, June 12,11:00 AM 12:00 PM - Hydroponics & Vertical Gardening
- Sunday, June 13,1:00 PM 2:00 PM - Hot Sauce Blending
NYC Health: Rat Prevention Academy trainings
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Rat Academy trainings have been moved to virtual format. Visit COVID-19 for more information and current guidance.
Rat Academy Now Virtual
Rat Academy for community gardeners:
For information on how to sponsor a virtual Rat Academy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can we become more resilient to climate change?Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM
The climate emergency affects our food, water and energy supplies, our health, economic security, and our ability to function in our daily lives. Learn how people are developing strategies to become more resilient by:
- Growing food
- Setting up off grid energy
- Strengthening community connections
- Supporting local farmers
- Restoring the soil and natural ecosystems
Creating A Thriving Volunteer Team: Best Practices for Effective Recruitment, Management, and Retention in a Food Assistance Organization
Tuesday May 25th, 11AM-12PM
Join us for a virtual training to learn best practices for recruiting and managing volunteers in your food assistance organization. You will learn strategies that have worked successfully during COVID-19 and beyond, including:
- how to use free tools that improve volunteer recruitment
- Tips for leveraging a volunteer team for maximum efficiency
- Techniques that motivate and support volunteers.
You will also hear first-hand from food assistance providers about challenges and solutions for effective volunteer management. Most important, you will take away action items that you can put to work immediately. Co-hosted by the Montgomery County Food Council and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.
Register here: https://forms.gle/JgzRbKDtQJkoLTEH7
Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon
1 hour webinars, Cost is FREE
- 5/26/2021: Health Insurance Options for Farmers
- 6/23/2021: Forage Sampling and Forage Analysis Interpretation
- 7/14/2021: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Fruit
- 7/28/2021: Principles of Biological Control
- 8/11/2021: Basics of Pond Management
- 8/25/2021: Principles of Agronomy
- 9/8/2021: Managing Farm Family Finances
- 9/22/2021: Smart Phone Videos: Top 10 Tips for Awesome Videos from Your Smartphone
- 10/13/2021: What is Fruit Quality and Factors That Affect it?
- 10/27/2021: Managing Your Finances Resiliently
- 11/10/2021: Wildlife management on the farm
- 11/24/2021: No webinar, Thanksgiving week
- 12/8/2021: Helping Farmers to be Good Neighbors
Applying an Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Lens to Nutrition Education
Thu, May 27, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
During this workshop you will:
- Have the opportunity to discuss how the power of food has influenced your 'Food Story'
- Examine how social Identities and dominant power systems shape food beliefs
- Explore how white supremacy and colonialism shows up in nutrition education
- Learn how to apply a decolonized and anti-racist lens to nutrition education
Ground Covers: Great Alternatives to Turf Grass
Saturday, May 29, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Kathy Jentz, Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine
Groundcovers are low-growing plants that serve many different purposes in the landscape from limiting weed growth to stabilizing slopes to adding texture to your garden. Maintaining a lawn of turf grass is one of the most expensive and time-consuming uses for your land. Constant mowing, fertilizing, weeding, watering, re-seeding, edging, and aerating not only eat up your resources but can be harsh on the environment. Lawns do not absorb water run-off as well as planting beds, and many of the chemicals you use to maintain it are toxic to the nearby streambeds and the Chesapeake Bay. Find out more about these beautiful, hard-working plants and the best kinds to use for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Smile Herb Shop
4908 Berwyn Road College Park, MD 20740
- Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 3 PM - Foundations of Herbalism: Herbal Botany, Plant ID, Summer Virtual Herb Walk
- Jun 5 at 10 AM EDT – Jun 6 at 3 PM - Foundations of Herbalism: Botany, Plant ID, Wildcrafting, & Harvesting
- Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 3 PM - Foundations of Herbalism: Sustainable Harvesting, Medicine Making, Storage
Common Good City Farm Intro to Herbs
Monday, June 7, 6 - 7 pm
Join Holly Poole-Kavana, Resident Herbalist, for a physically distant tour and introduction of the herbs in the Tricia McCauley Memorial Herb Garden in the LeDroit Community Garden.
End of Year DCPS School Food Collaborative Meeting
June 9th from Noon - 1PM
Unlike meetings past, this meeting will be virtual, but we can promise the same high quality, meaningful content that you received during our past meetings. As you can see from the agenda, this meeting will largely focus on results from the Elevate Student Voice in School Meals campaign. We will celebrate the winning student videos and hear from DCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) about how they will implement changes to school meals as a result of the feedback or ideas presented by those students. You will also receive updates from DCPS FNS’s Director, Rob Jaber, on this past school year as well as what to expect as a member of the DCPS School Food Collaborative moving forward. And, of course, we will provide opportunities for your feedback throughout the meeting. Please RSVP HERE to let us know you’ll attend! We hope to see you *virtually* and look forward to kicking off this next chapter of the DCPS School Food Collaborative together. Please fill out the brief registration form below so we can learn more about you.
Green Spring Garden Gardens Events
4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, Virginia
June 12th - Family Fun: The Buzz on Bees
June 17th - Summer Garden Tour and Tea
Applications for the fall session of the DC Master Gardener Basic Training will be open from June 14 to July 18.
Please click HERE to read more about the application process. We will host a Q&A session on June 7 at 7pm to provide information about the application process, the basic training, and the DC Master Gardener program as a whole. This will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the program. If you would like to participate in this session, please register HERE. Please feel free to reach out to Patricia Bon by phone or email if you have any questions, email@example.com or 202 941 7923.
Urban Agriculture Soil-Less Certificate: Introduction to Urban Agriculture
Mon, Jun 14, 2021, 8:00 AM –Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 2:00 PM
This course gives participants a glimpse into the past and looks at current soil-less growing trends in today's agricultural world. Participants will dive into the basic needs and choices of system design, material selection, the best options for fish and plants, and the implementation of first steps.
Recent Recorded Classes
DUG Network Online Learning Page
Comprehensive list of locally made digital workshops, webinars, and podcasts, etc. covering many topics of interest including gardening, farming, herbalism, food, and food justice.
DPR Urban Grower Webinar Courses Recordings
Online classes and courses taught by DC Parks and Rec and dozens of other local teachers.
- DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course
- DPR Basics of Urban Growing Webinar Series
- DPR Advanced Grower Webinar Series
- Food Justice Webinars
Free Food Safety Online Courses
For 30 years, ServSafe has been at the forefront of preparing restaurant and foodservice workers to deliver safe dining experiences for their guests, while also keeping themselves safe. Every day, we train the restaurant and food service industry on topics like cooking temperatures, safe storage, and cross contamination, as well as hygiene, sanitation, and other risk mitigation activities. Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we have developed a number of free resources aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe.
Botany Everyday: Online Classes
6 day online class about plant botany and foraging
Mycologos Online Mushroom Classes
- Mushroom Identification: Basics & Beyond
- Everything’s Connected: Fungal Ecology from the Sea to the Sky
- The Many Ways of Fungi: First Steps Into the World of Mycology
- Growing Mushrooms for Food, Fun, & Profit
Good Gardening Videos
Learn to garden and be inspired by over 1,000 gardening videos curated for accuracy and quality. Use the Search Box, Browse by Topic, or go to Best Videos for each month in the sidebar. Good Gardening Videos is pro-science, pro-environment, ad-free and nonprofit
P.S. Rate Your Garden Teachers!
There have been many garden workshops citywide this year. Please help shape these classes by rating your teachers here: http://www.greatgardenspeakers.com/
DPR Communal Farms
In 2020 DC Parks and Rec (DPR) started a new program called Communal Farms, which are communal production farms, managed by DPR staff and community volunteers, with the purpose of providing various ways for community members to receive free food, volunteer, and participate in hands on educational opportunities. We're currently looking for volunteers to help during our open hours.
2 DPR Communal Farms
Edgewood Rooftop Farm
- Location: 4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE (ward 7)
- Open Hours: Every Monday and Wednesday from 10-2pm
- Location: 4300 Evarts St NE (ward 5)
- Open Hours: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-2pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to volunteer, have questions, or want to receive updates.
Volunteer With the Farm at Kelly Miller
Wednesdays 10am - 2pm and Fridays from 10am - 2pm
301 49th St NE, 20019
Are you looking for a fun socially distant outdoor activity? Look no further. The Farm at Kelly Miller is the spot for you and your crew!
Starting this week, volunteer hours at the farm are now on
Wednesdays 10am - 2pm and Fridays from 10am - 2pm. E
mail email@example.com for more details.
Horace Mann Elementary School - Spring and Summer Gardening Volunteers
Horace Mann Elementary School in Ward 3 is looking for volunteers for their spring and summer gardening seasons. Mann has nine learning gardens from land to the rooftop. We are committed to teaching children about the importance of native plants and raising food, and we maintain nature play areas with sustainable landscaping to support their environmental literacy. All work is socially distanced and masked. Come work in a group (Thursdays & Saturdays 11-2) or work on an independent project. Contact Amy, the School Garden Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
Help with Food Access!
Volunteer with Joyful Food Markets and Increase Food Access in DC!
Joyful Food Markets are run exclusively in elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. In each school, colorful tables are filled with baskets of fresh produce and piled high with healthy non-perishable food, while festive music plays. The markets are joyful community events, where families and children can mingle with volunteers and school administrators while selecting from fresh, seasonal produce and healthy pantry staples, totaling 23 pounds of food per enrolled student. In addition, our markets feature kids’ cooking activities, recipe samples, and chef-led culinary demonstrations, designed to get children excited about healthy eating and cooking. To volunteer please create an account here
on our Volunteerhub website. After creating an account, you should be able to see all of our upcoming shifts for the next three months in a calendar view format. Finally, you can find more information about the impact of our JFM’s by watching this video
GetGroceries - Be an early Adopter
We are bringing the first zero-waste grocery delivery service to the Washington DC Metro area. We are a values-driven organization that believes:
A) Food should not be packaged in toxic packaging;
B) A zero-waste kitchen is our best defense to protect Earth’s land, water and air;
C) It’s time to bring compassion back into the grocery shopping experience.
Become an early adopter and sign up today: http://www.getgroceries.delivery/
Help Rescue Food for People In Need During COVID-19!
These are very challenging times for many, but one silver lining of all this is the many organizations and individuals who are working tirelessly to help those in need in their communities. Food assistance organizations are already facing higher demand for food. However, as restaurants close or alter their menus, events and catering orders are canceled, and offices are moving to 100% telework, there is a large amount of excess food that could be donated and needs to be placed with a food assistance organization very quickly. Food Rescue US- DC
’s network of volunteers is ready to rescue that food and get it to the organizations who need it. Please, spread the word to restaurants, cafes, caterers, event spaces, offices, and any other businesses who may find themselves with excess food to donate that Food Rescue US - DC can rescue that food and make sure it gets to the right place. If you have food to donate or would like to volunteer to rescue food, you can:
Sign up via the Food Rescue US app
DC Local Grown CSAs
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Find a Local Farmer Outside DC
Looking to avoid factory farms but not ready to go vegan?
Job and Apprenticeship Openings
Future Harvest - Development Director
Future Harvest is seeking an outgoing, organized, and experienced development professional to serve as the organization’s development director. The director will be tasked primarily with securing unrestricted funding from diverse sources, overseeing recruitment and stewardship of membership, and conducting foundation research and outreach. The position is full time, reports to the executive director, and will play a pivotal role in helping the organization secure financial resources, strategically navigate our current period of growth, and advance racial equity goals via development initiatives. We strongly encourage people of color to apply. Upload application materials, which should include resume, cover letter, three writing samples and references, to https://tinyurl.com/FHdevelopmentdirector
. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please, no phone calls, but questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Montgomery County Good Council Open Positions
Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild (FMGG) – Part-time Volunteer Bookkeeper and Volunteer Admin Assistant
We are seeking a part-time (5-8 hr/wk) volunteer bookkeeper and a part-time (5-8 hr/wk) volunteer administrative assistant to assist our volunteer CEO/Director of Project Management to manage the day-to-day operations of our urban farm which since 2014 has donated gratis 27 tons of vegetable produce to non-profit organizations for those who need food in the metro DC area. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a complete list of responsibilities. (Email subject title “Bookkeeper” or “Admin Assistant).
Love & Carrots Open Positions
FRESHFARM is hiring
- Administrative Assistant
- Installation Crew Member
- Development & Grants Manager
- Pop Up Food Hub Support Staff
- Pop Up Food Hub Community Delivery Driver
- Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate
To learn more, check out the Job Listing on the FRESHFARM website
. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Little Wild Things Farm - Urban Farmer & Production Manager
Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone enthusiastic about growing local food with an interest and at least one year of experience in sustainable agriculture, controlled environment agriculture, and/or hydroponics.
Job Posting Here
Piedmont Environmental Council - Production Assistant
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking to hire a part-time, seasonal Farm Production Assistant in 2021 to play an integral role in supporting farm operations and assisting with volunteer groups. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in sustainable vegetable production. The Farm Production Assistant will report to PEC’s Community Farm Manager, providing assistance to and coordination with the Farm Manager in regard to all farm operations.
Outstanding in the Field - Satellite Crew Member
Outstanding in the Field is currently hiring "Satellite" Crew Members for our 2021 Summer/Fall Tour, which starts and ends in Santa Cruz, CA, and runs from June 22 through November 14th. Our company works with local farmers, beer & wine producers and chefs to produce high-end, fine-dining events on farms, beaches, wineries, mountain tops and city streets all across the US. "Satellite" Crew members follow the tour in their own vehicles and work alongside the Core Tour Crew as front of house staff for set-up, service and breakdown of each event.
"Satellite" Crew members are paid hourly, and are welcome to join us at any point, for any length of time during the five month tour.
Vegetable & Produce Assistant
Immediate opening in our organic certified market garden for an assistant. Job description includes bed prep, seeding, transplanting, harvesting, prepping produce for market, bagging, and occasional delivery of produce to customers. Outstanding opportunity to work with and learn from our vegetable and produce specialist.
Chirdandu Farms - Student Interns
Chirandu Farms, a vegetable farm in Dickerson, MD is seeking student interns, paid and unpaid, for 20 hours/week from June through August. Contact: Marcey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark Farm - Part Time Summer Flow Harvesting & Arranging
Clark’s Farm in Ellicott City is looking for someone to cut flowers and arrange bouquets a few days a week during July & August (possibly through the first week of September). We have a summer cut your own flower garden behind our Roadside Stand that customers can cut from, but we also like to sell some pre-made bouquets in our Stand. We are generally looking for someone to come Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for a few hours (earlier is better for harvesting flowers, generally starting around 7am) to harvest and arrange bouquets. These days could be flexible for the right person. Some flower garden maintenance such as deadheading and weeding will also be needed. Email email@example.com
National Farmers Union - Government Relations Representative
National Farmers Union, the oldest general farm organization in the United States, advocates for 200,000 family farmers and ranchers and the communities in which they live. We are looking to grow our team with bright and ambitious individuals who are just as committed to improving the food and farm system as we are. The Government Relations Representative is responsible for researching, disseminating information, and lobbying on policy issues of importance to National Farmers Union (NFU) members. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Government Relations Representative” in the subject line.
CLOSING DATE: June 1, 2021
Shenandoah Seasonal - Farmers Market Representatives
is searching for two farmers market positions. They are seeking a friendly and hardworking person based in DC as a Farmers Market Representative to represent their vegetable farm at the Saturday Mt. Vernon Triangle Farmers Market. They are also seeking a Farmers Market Representative and Delivery Driver to help bring vegetables from the farm to the city on Thursdays. This position must be local to the farm in Clear Brook, Virginia. View the job description here
, and apply by emailing email@example.com or call 571.447.8556.
Building Bridge is Hiring a Farm Coordinator & Development Manager
The Farm Coordinator is responsible for growing food at THEARC Farm, keeping track of ongoing expenses & revenue for BBAR Farms, keep a log of food produced at BBAR Farms, coordinate periodic volunteer opportunities and update the BBAR Farms website. The 11th Street Bridge Park (a project of the Ward 8 non-profit Building Bridges Across the River) is searching for an Equitable Development Manager to help implement the park’s Equitable Development Plan (EDP.) This critical position builds on work of the last several years as the organization ensures that the thousands of residents who have helped shape this new civic space can continuously benefit from it.
Farm Manager - https://bbardc.org/jobs/building-bridges-farm-coordinator/
Development Manager - https://bbardc.org/jobs/equitable-development-manager/
Food Chain Workers Alliance Strategic Campaigns Coordinator
The Strategic Campaigns Coordinator (SCC) will support the capacity of the FCWA Co-directors and staff teams in developing, implementing, and evaluating FCWA programming in support of our organizing vision, goals, and objectives as laid out by our member base, including strengthening organizing infrastructure, external alliances, and developing strategic campaigns.
Arcadia Farms Market Managers and Associates
We are looking for two more market managers and 5 or 6 market associates. It's generally part time -- about 25 hours per week of hustling hot but good work with great food and people. Here are the job descriptions, and firstname.lastname@example.org is the right point of contact.
DC Central Kitchen is hiring
- Impact and Evaluation Specalist
- Delivery Driver
- Manger, Community Development and Partnerships
DC Greens - NEW Open Positions
DC Greens is hiring several positions. See links to information below.
Full-Time Education Programs Manager, Hillwood Estate
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is currently recruiting a full-time Education Programs Manager who will assume primary responsibility for Hillwood’s festivals and other multigenerational programming. This new position will play a vital role in cultivating partnerships and fostering engagement with local communities and partner organizations to actively engage and serve diverse audiences. The full job listing is on our website, and qualified applicants should send a resume to email@example.com.
Job Posting Here
ReFED Open Positions
ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the U.S. food system.
Casey Trees is Hiring
- Vice President, Data and Insight Products
- Research Analyst
- Climate Fellow
Dreaming Out Loud Openings
- Business Manager District of Columbia, Washington
- Farm Crew Virginia, Berryville
- Farm Crew & Driver Virginia, Berryville
- Farm Maintenance Technician Virginia, Berryville
- Horticulturist District of Columbia, Washington
- Tree Planting Crew District of Columbia, Washington
- Urban Forester Crew Chief District of Columbia, Washington
Dreaming Out Loud -- an organization established to create economic opportunities for marginalized communities in DC through building a healthy, equitable food system -- needs your help finding the best candidates! Please review the open positions below and share with anyone that may be interested.
We're relying on our community to help us find our new team members. Applications and referrals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full Job Posting List Here: https://dreamingoutloud.org/jobs/
Undergraduate Grow Garden Manager
We’re hiring! Apply now to be a student manager of the GroW Garden! The GW Office of Sustainability seeks one undergraduate Grow Garden manager for Summer 2021, with a preference to extend the internship through the Fall 2021 semester. The role of the Grow Garden Manager offers the opportunity to get involved with sustainability on campus, develop leadership experience, and learn more about sustainable agriculture and food equity through supporting the campus garden.
More Information Here
Food Policy & Planning in Baltimore City
The Food Policy and Planning Division is seeking a Food Resilience Planner. This position will function as the lead on Food Resiliency and is an exciting opportunity to collaboratively work toward an equitable urban food system. Applications close April 6. Apply Here // Detailed Description
Community Grocery Co-op hiring Community Organizer
We are so excited to announce we are hiring a Community Organizer to help CGC accomplish its 2021 goals to complete a community visioning process and to grow the co-op to 200 member-owners. Please share far and wide to help us bring food justice to Wards 7 & 8!
More Information Here
Capital Area Food Bank Food Growing Education Specialist
The Food Growing Education Specialist maintains, executes, and develops educational programming for the CAFB’s Urban Demonstration Garden. The Urban Demonstration Garden is an on-site, half-acre, hands-on educational space that helps build knowledge around wellness, nutrition, and food growing for the food bank’s partners, clients, and the general public. The garden and adjacent Urban Food Studio are used in tandem to show how to grow food in an urban setting, highlighting low-cost gardening techniques.
FoodCorps’ DC Metro Area program is recruiting both service member applicants AND service sites
Priority deadline for service member applicants is April 8th
To help lead the way in connecting kids to more nourishing food and food education in schools. FoodCorps service members spend a year supporting hands-on learning, healthier school meetings, and contributing to a schoolwide culture of health by serving directly in schools. This year, I’m proud to share that our cohort of 13 amazing members helped manage on-site school food distribution, ensured that school gardens were maintained and that produce got to families and community members, and provided everything from grow-at-home lesson kits to online family cooking nights to support remote learning.
Partner Engagement Manager at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The Partner Engagement Manager (PEM) reports to the Director of Partner Engagement and is responsible for developing new partnerships and strengthening the capability and capacity of and between partner agencies (pantries, soup kitchens and shelters) to increase equitable access to food assistance in their respective branch region of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB).
School Garden Landscape Internship Opportunity Spring 2021
Horace Mann Elementary School, a DC public school, is seeking a garden intern for the Spring or Summer 2021 semesters who is living in the Washington, DC area and willing to work at our school site. Mann’s progressive garden program includes an outdoor farm, native gardens, and a rooftop aeroponic farm. We teach children about wellness and environmental stewardship through a Farm-to-School program. We work on site, practicing social distancing and other personal protection practices. Help with traditional and aeroponic farming, native plant gardening, and setting up outdoor learning classrooms and playscapes for environmental learning. Expect to be hands on in the landscape most days but interact with students, experts (beekeepers, plantsmen) and teachers as well. Come earn your volunteer hours, setup an accredited internship with your learning institution, or just to gain the satisfaction of helping children learn about living sustainably in a healthy environment. Contact Amy Jagodnik, School Garden Coordinator at email@example.com, 202-361-1056.
Black Yield Institute Farm Assistants in Baltimore
Black Yield Institute (BYI) is a Pan-African power institution addressing food apartheid. We work collaboratively with black people and entities, along with other institutions, in pursuit of Black Land and Food Sovereignty. We are organizing to build independent power by establishing an action network and serving as an incubator for ideas and projects. We are on a mission to create a self-determined and self-reliant community of Black institutions and people of African Descent in Baltimore’s poor and Black food environments. Black Yield Institute is a fiscally sponsored institution. For more information, please visit BYI’s website at www.blackyieldinstitute.org.
OutTeach - National Director of Philanthropy AND Director of School & District Partnerships
OutTeachEd is hiring our next Director of School & District Partnerships! Candidates should have a passion for our mission and experience in education partnerships and sales. Join a dynamic, fast-growing team that impacts the lives of children everyday! We are also hiring a National Director of Philanthropy (Director) that will serve as a senior member of the 11-person revenue team, working across the organization to drive growth with institutional partners and individual donors.
Job Posting: https://www.out-teach.org/join-our-team/
Job Details: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/478141
Compost Crew Open Positions
Food Recovery Network Open Positions
Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School - Lead Instructor
Director, Department of Public Works (DPW)
The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides municipal services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible.
Deep Roots Farm - 2 Field Crew Positions Open
Deep Roots Farm is a small, regenerative, woman of color owned and operated farm located in Upper Marlboro and Brandywine, Maryland. We are looking for highly self-motivated individuals to join our field crew. Responsibilities include: transplanting, harvesting, seeding, irrigating, cultivating, operating machinery, trellising and more. Must be able to work in all weather conditions outdoors and in a greenhouse.
Job Posting Here
Full Time Estate Manager/Gardener Position
Located in Potomac MD. Year-round position with benefits. Duties include: garden planning, koi ponds, water lilies, material purchasing, mulching, estate maintenance, greenhouse upkeep, weeding, watering, planting. Must have: valid driver’s license, own car, be able to lift 50 lb. bags, pass a background check and legal to work in US. Previous experience in gardening a must. Horticulture degree, herbicide and/or pesticide licenses a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is seeking experienced wilderness instructors to lead expeditions in the summer of 2021 and continue into the fall. This position requires extensive wilderness experience and the ability to safely and effectively manage risks in the backcountry. Instructors would engage in a variety of trainings to support their transition into a leadership role.
Job Information Here
Montgomery Food Council - Partner Job Openings
Below are job openings with our partner organizations and other local organizations and offices, listed in order of newest to oldest. Click the linked text to learn more about the job listing and how to apply:
Please check back every few weeks for updates!
Rare - Program Marketing Manager, US Climate Change
This is a full-time remote role based in the U.S. with a flexible working location. Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Over more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 conservation projects in nearly 60 countries all of which rely on humans changing behaviors. Community-led solutions such as coastal fishery recovery, regenerative agriculture, and now climate mitigation.
Common Good is Hiring for a Consultant
Common Good City Farm is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 and has a mission to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Common Good’s half-acre farm in DC’s LeDroit Park is the principal site for programs providing hands-on training in food production, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Fellows gain vital first-hand experience through placements with community-based organizations across the country as well as policy-focused organizations in Washington, D.C. The program bridges gaps between local efforts and national public policy, as fellows support partner organizations with program development, research, evaluation, outreach, organizing, and advocacy projects.
Open Positions at the Climate Reality Project
The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.
- SVP of Diversity and Justice
- Human Resources Director
- Chapters Support Internship
- Strategic Partnerships Internship
Full list of Internships Here
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Grants and Funding
United States Botanic Garden - Urban Agriculture Resilience Program
District of Columbia Urban Agriculture Small Grant Program
Deadline is: Friday, May 21st 2021 at 6:00 PM EST
Submit by May 19, 2021
The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are partnering to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative urban agriculture, community gardening, and other food-growing programs. Is your garden or organization already involved or interested in urban agriculture? If so, please consider applying for an Urban Agriculture Resilience Program award. Learn more about your eligibility for the Urban Agriculture Resilience Program, see a complete list of criteria and access the application form. Award amounts range between $10,000 and $20,000. Applications must be received by 11pm ET/8pm PT May 19, 2021 using the online application form.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust and the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment Office of Urban Agriculture
is excited to announce the District of Columbia Urban Agriculture Small Grant Program. The goals of this Request for Applications (RFA)
are to support increased operations of food production and distribution at urban farms and to advance strategies to support the success of agriculture businesses for socially disadvantaged farmers. Food and nutrition education remains an integral component of an informed farm operation and contributes to healthy communities. This grant program seeks to provide funding to building capacity for crop production and distribution, and to increase knowledge within farmers and District residents through agricultural education experiences.
What this funds:
Projects that increase food crop production, processing and/or distribution at an urban farm, improve distribution and access to fresh foods for residents of District Ward 5, 7, & 8, construct facilities that enable agricultural education experiences for District residents, accelerate the business and production capacity for socially disadvantaged farmers, and/or advance sustainable agricultural efforts in the District. See the RFA
for more information on eligible project types.
RiverSmart Rooftops Rebate Program
Deadline May 24, 2021
DOEE is seeking entities to submit an application that will identify private property owners in the Districts MS4 area (municipal separate storm sewer system) willing to install green roofing, provide rebates to the owners for that purpose, and educate the public through a voluntary incentive program. The amount available for the project is at least $400,000.
SEOUL FOOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The deadline to submit is May 31st.
On August 22, 2021, Seoul Food will mark a decade of serving the community. From its food truck days to current Takoma Park home, it has been an amazing ride over the years, full of laughter, some tears, lots of hard work, and above all, joy to be doing what they love every day. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of friends and family and a wonderful community. And now, to celebrate its 10th-year anniversary, Seoul Food wants to pay that gift forward with a donation of $5,000 to one local aspiring small restaurant entrepreneur. To apply: If you are a current or aspiring small business owner interested in participating, please submit an essay describing your business and vision for the community and one (1) vegan recipe of any dish, with an accompanying photo. Please send all submissions via e-mail at email@example.com, with the subject line “Seoul Food 10th (Your Business Name).” Seoul Food recommends sending the essay and recipe in PDF format, to make for easier viewing.
Notice of Funding Availability - High-Performance
Philanthropy News Digest - Published RFPs
The deadline for application submissions is June 1, 2021.
Building Technical Assistance, Training, & Capacity Building
DOEE seeks eligible entities to deliver training, capacity building, and technical assistance related to high-performance buildings to owners, developers, builders, entrepreneurs, and designers to support compliance with the District’s current and future green building requirements and ambitious policy objectives. The amount available for the project is $450,000. For additional information regarding this RFA, visit the webpage or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danon Institute - One Planet, One Health Initiative
Submit by June 6, 2021
Danone Institute North America is a non-profit innovation center managed by Danone North America, a subsidiary of the global food and beverage company Danone, which has a mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and a global frame of action of One Planet. One Health. This initiative will provide seed funding for projects such as pilot studies, feasibility testing, needs assessments and planning grants. Each selected team will receive a $30,000 One Planet. One Health Initiative Innovation Award to implement its project and amplify its message to a broader audience over a two-year period. http://www.danoneinstitutena.org/
Nature Near Schools Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience - 2021
Deadline June 14, 2021
DOEE is seeking entities to provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) to elementary and middle school students, ideally in third through fifth grade, enrolled in DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools. The amount available for the project is $300,000. DOEE intends to make multiple awards of up to $60,000 per project. DOEE expects that each grant will implement a Nature Near Schools MWEE project for at least three schools. An applicant may apply for and receive more than one grant. For additional information regarding this RFA, visit the webpage or email: 2021NNSMWEE.email@example.com
Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for U.S.-based grant-making organizations and nonprofits. To have your RFP considered for publication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with a Word document, text-only file, or link to a Web site explaining the program scope, grantee qualifications, application instructions, and deadlines. We require notice of funding opportunities four weeks in advance of their deadlines.
New RFPs include:
Community Grant Program
Each year Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration distributes $7 million dollars in funding to qualified community-based organizations (CBOs)
in the District of Columbia through the outreach offices of the Mayor’s Office on Community Affairs (MOCA)
. These outreach offices manage community grant programs and work with grantees to implement programs focused on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Priorities for District residents.
More Info and Available Funding Here
On-going Grants (no deadlines)
Serve DC Funding Alert
Full list of funding opportunities and resources found here. Recently updated on Sept. 11:
GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program
This fall, DOEE will be releasing a Request for Applications (RFA) for the GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program. This RFA would be to provide technical assistance services to auto body and repair shops and coordinate giving shops an opportunity to try out products that contain safer chemicals. DOEE launched the GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program to work with and educate District automotive repair shops on the effects of pollution and the benefits of source reduction. https://doee.dc.gov/service/greenwrench
Chipotle Capacity Building Grants
Chipotle announces funds to support educational programs for youth, food agriculture, community improvement and capacity building. Eligibility: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, Local Educational Agencies and State Educational Agencies Deadline: None Funds: Awards are available up to $350 Contact: Chipotle Philanthropy Website: https://www.chipotle.com/email-us#philanthropy
Costco Wholesale Foundation.
Costco Wholesale Foundation provides Grants and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, health, education, and children. This program is open to organizations operating in communities where Costco has a business presence.
GFFA Mini-Grant Application
The purpose of GFFA mini-grants is to enable members of communities that have been historically excluded from federal food and agriculture negotiations to generate, refine, and advocate for their policy priorities and innovations. Projects funded through the grants will be used to increase member collaboration and channel the expertise, skills, and knowledge of the GFFA coalition to strengthen its capacity to inform the policy making process. Applicants for mini-grants must provide answers to a series of questions developed by the Funding Advisory Board and may not receive more than 2 grants per cycle or 3 per fiscal year.
Costco Wholesale Foundation
Costco Wholesale Foundation provides Grants and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, health, education, and children. This program is open to organizations operating in communities where Costco has a business presence. For an organization to receive a grant or an in-kind contribution the decision is based on several factors, including: type of program; identified community need not otherwise available; indication that evidenced based data will establish measureable results of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses. For more information visit https://www.costco.com/charitable-giving.html
Nature Works Everywhere School Grants
The Nature Conservancy announces funds to support school projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. The goal is to support young people who work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation Eligibility: Independent school districts and Local Educational Agencies Deadline: None Funds: Fifty awards are available up to $2,000 Contact: The Nature Conservancy at email@example.com Website: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/grants/
Empowering Families and Individuals Funds
James M. Cox Foundation announces funds to support programs and projects in the areas of conservation and the environment, early childhood education (birth to five years), empowering families and individuals for success and health. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations Contact: James M. Cox Foundation at CorporateGiving@coxinc.com Website: https://www.coxenterprises.com/corporate-responsibility/corporate-giving
Value Added Producer Grants
The USDA Rural Development's VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and or marketing of new products. Independent producers, agricultural producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures, are eligible to apply. Learn more and apply here.
Initiatives Addressing Climate Change and Inequality
Nathan Cummings Foundation announces funds to support the four focus areas that together advance the vision of a healthy planet and a healthy democracy. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations Deadline: None Contact: Nathan Cummings Foundation Website: http://www.nathancummings.org/how-apply
SBIR Funding Opportunities
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture awards AFRI research, education, and extension grants to combat childhood obesity, improve rural economies, increase food production, create new sources of energy, mitigate the impacts of climate variability, address water availability issues, ensure food safety and security, and train the next generation of agricultural workforce.
DOEE RiverSmart Rewards and Clean Rivers IAC Incentive Programs
Apply for RiverSmart Rewards and receive discounts on your DC Water bill. District residents, businesses, and property owners can earn a discount of up to 55% off the DOEE Stormwater Fee when they reduce stormwater runoff by installing green infrastructure (GI) such as green roofs, bioretention, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting systems.
Fair Food Fund
Provides financing & business assistance to good food enterprises that are growing vibrant local food systems.
The Pollinator Project
On-going grants for social change
The Cornell Douglas Foundation
Environmental, Health and Justice. Cornell Douglas Foundation announces funds to support environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and financial literacy. Introductory of letters are required and are reviewed throughout the year. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations Deadline: None Funds: Awards are available up to $10,000 Contact: Cornell Douglas Foundation at (301) 229-3008 Website: http://www.cornelldouglas.org/
USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs
(Funds for High Tunnels for Urban Farms)
Financial Assistance Programs, Easement Programs, Partnership Programs and funds for High Tunnels
Environmentall Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd416254
AMA (Agricultural Management Assistance Program) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd416254 (Irrigation System can be financed through this program.
ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Grants
Timeframe: Ongoing — No Deadline
The ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies dedicated to the prevention and elimination of animal cruelty throughout the United States (animal agriculture included).
The Awesome Foundation DC
The Awesome Foundation gives out a $1,000 monthly grant every month to fund any awesome idea.
Your student Champions (and their parents) sell great products and good prices, earning an average of 53% profit for the cause, while learning about the importance of a healthy local food system. Join these successful organizations who are revolutionizing school fundraising and make your next fundraiser a FarmRaiser.
Online source for lots of government grants in many areas