School Garden Mini Grants Awarded

By virtue of the continuous generosity and support of the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation through events such as “A Moveable Feast,” Slow Food East End has been able to promote and sustain the efforts of the school garden movement on the East End of Long Island.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Bridgehampton – $1000
  • Cutchogue East – $500
  • Eastport – $1000
  • Greenport – $1000
  • Hampton Bays – $1000
  • John M. Marshall Elementary School – $750
  • Peconic Community School – $1000
  • Remsenburg – $1000
  • Ross – $500
  • Sag Harbor – $1000
  • Southampton – $500
  • Southold – $650
  • Springs – $1000
  • Tuckahoe – $500

Slow Food East End awarded a total of $11,400.00 in mini-grants to 14 schools

In December, Slow Food East End awarded a total of $11,400.00 in mini-grants to 14 schools to be used for the specific needs of each garden program, such as the purchase of garden tools, supplies and materials. This was the second round of Mini Grants to be awarded in 2016.

These gardens, happy faces and beautiful veggies would not be possible without your annual support of the Joshua Levine Memorial Fund and Slow Food East End’s “A Moveable Feast.” Funds raised from this event keep the Edible School Gardens Program flourishing by providing stipends for three Master Farmers, in addition to the Mini Grants. Our mission is to promote good farming practices, education, a sustainable environment and healthy eating for children and their families. In the last seven years, the East End of Long Island has grown into one of the largest, most successful school garden programs in the United States, 27 schools in all!

A note of appreciation from Maria Plitt, Eastport Elementary School:

“I wanted to send this note to express my deep appreciation for the grant to support our school garden. Without the support from Slow Food East End, I don’t think our garden would be able to continue to function as a curriculum based garden. We work very hard as a community to maintain the garden and use it to teach children important lessons, but the grants from Slow Food are critical to our continuing success to provide food for local communities and teach children. Thank you so much.”

Maria Plitt
Eastport Elementary School
390 Montauk Hwy
Eastport, N Y 11941

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