We are pleased to say that with the help of one of our many interns, Chris, we have been awarded two grants this year. The first was through Flagstaff Foodlink and their Grower Grant for $500. With this money, another intern, Chaz, has been designing and planning to install a more efficient drip system.
Our second grant was through the WWOOF organization. WWOOF stands for worldwide opportunities on organic farms and is a work exchange program that we have used many times. We have had over 40 WWOOFers live and work with us in exchange for room and board. They have visited from Russia, India, France, and all over the United States. This grant is for $2000 and will help us run electricity to our barn, install a water pump on our rain barrel, and create a safer work environment for volunteers around our barn and agricultural space.
You can help support the Flagstaff EcoRanch too. First, we currently have a group of capstone students from NAU helping us develop a small scale CSA that will support the WIC program here in Coconino County. More details will be available soon, but for each share purchased, we will donate a free share to the WIC program to be distributed to registered families.
The second way is to donate through AZ Gives starting at midnight on 4/3/17 until 11:59 on 4/4/17. You can click on the link here or by copying this link into your browser: https://www.azgives.org/flagstaffecoranch
You can make charitable donations to lots of great organizations across Arizona through this website.
Help us continue to “Grow Food to Grow Our Local Food Network” and support sustainable education for K though college students and community members here in northern Arizona.