Local Non-Profit Vying to Win One of Several $20,000, $10,000 and $1,000 Grants from the Certified Organic Seed and Food Company
WATSONVILLE, CA (March 31, 2015) – The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The Grant Program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.
Last month, the Seeds of Change® Grant Program accepted hundreds of applications from organizations and schools across the country. The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program submitted an application highlighting how they would use a Seeds of Change® Grant to grow their farm-based camp scholarship program and achieve their goals of of teaching awareness of where food comes from, the work and resources required to grow it, and the personal, environmental, and economic benefits of eating sustainably raised, local farm fresh produce.
From April 9 through April 20, the community can get out the vote and support local gardening and farming programs by visiting the Seeds of Change® website at www.seedsofchangegrant.com/TheGallery.aspx and searching “Discovery” to find the Discovery Garden at Live Earth Farm or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seedsofchange and voting once per day from each device. After voting closes on April 20, the top 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase. Around May 5, Seeds of Change® will announce the 34 grant recipients.
For more information about Seeds of Change® or the Seeds of Change® Grant Program, please visit www.seedsofchangegrant.com. Funding for the Seeds of Change® Grant Program comes from the 1% Fund, the company’s commitment to donate one percent of net sales to community-based nutrition and gardening programs. Residents can also follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #SeedsofChangeGrant.
About the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program
The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program (LEFDP) is a farm-based education non-profit organization in Watsonville, California. LEFDP makes seed to mouth, farm to fork, and child to community connections through a variety of hands-on educational programs serving the youth of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties and beyond. A special emphasis is placed on reaching under served people in the community to bolster individual, community and environmental health.
About Seeds of Change®
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture. For 26 years, we have remained true to our original vision by offering a wide selection of organic seeds including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced through a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers. Through these partnerships, we continually cultivate study and develop seeds with the goal of producing the finest certified organic varieties to share with our fellow gardeners and farmers. In 1997 our business expanded to also include Organic Food inspired by the notion that great taste and sustainability go hand in hand. We now offer a wide variety of Ready to Heat organic Rice and Grain varieties as well as organic cooking sauces. For more information about Seeds of Change® visitwww.seedsofchange.com for our seed products and www.seedsofchangefoods.com for our food products. For additional information, please contact us at the information provided above or at Seeds of Change®, P.O. Box 4908, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220.