Project funding for work on the Eastern Shore to train, connect, and create opportunities for resource sharing and leadership development for its network of sustainable farmers, to expand the capacity of its Delmarva programs through strategic planning and partnership development, and to facilitate development of a regional healthy soils initiative.
For its Eastern Shore program to support training, connectivity, and resource sharing for its network of sustainable farmers to build the supply of sustainably grown food, communications to raise awareness on the Eastern Shore about sustainable farming, healthy soils, and community benefits, and continue policy and coalition building work to advance and institutionalize healthy soils initiatives.
$25,000 towards general support and $75,000 towards the Foodshed Network project. Future Harvest-CASA (FH-CASA) will continue cultivating a network of agricultural professionals in the Chesapeake Watershed using sustainable practices. FH-CASA will provide farmer education programs and advocate on issues with implications for local family farms. FH-CASA will also continue the development of the Chesapeake Regional Foodshed Initiative which will develop a local and sustainable regional food system vision.
general support funds to grow current activity of promoting sustainable food and farming through farmer education, partnership development, and market development for sustainable farmers; and to grow consumer education on the region’s food-shed and local food system.