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Dudley Greenhouse Seeks Project Proposals

We are currently accepting applications from groups interested in growing food at the Dudley Greenhouse in community-oriented projects. Apply now.


The Food Project (TFP) and the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee (DGHAC) invites proposals from organizations and individuals who want to work in partnership to create greenhouse projects. Projects should address causes of food inequities as well as celebrate the cultural, spiritual, and physical importance of food in the surrounding or neighboring community.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 18, 2017

Applicants will be notified whether their applications have been accepted by Friday, September 9th and projects will run between September 24th 2017 and late August 2018.

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Close the "SNAP Gap!"

Close the "SNAP Gap!" Ask your local representative to co-sponsor House Docket #655 and your Senator to co-sponsor Senate Docket #247! 

What's the 'SNAP Gap'?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, offers benefits to financially aid residents in the purchase of food. It is funded by the federal government and operated by the Department of Transitional Assistance out of the Department of Health and Human Services. In Massachusetts, more than 1.35 million residents are potentially eligible to recieve SNAP but only 763,00 are currently recieving these benefits. This means that there are a potential 680,000 MA residents that are not recieving SNAP, also referred to as the 'SNAP Gap'. 

Credit: Massachusetts Public Health Association
Credit: Massachusetts Public Health Association

Closing the Gap

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How does the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspire you?

For the week leading up to Martin Luther King Day 2017 (Jan 16), we asked staff and young people at The Food Project to share words of the civil rights leader that resonate with each of us across the organization. Each day for seven days, we posted to social media those quotes and the ways that Dr. King’s words motivate us in our lives and our work. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who gave his life to close the racial divides of this nation and work towards justice. We as an organization honor his legacy and commitment to racial and economic justice, and the legacy of his colleagues of the Civil Rights Movement in our day-to-day non-violent work for food justice. 

 

 

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Interested in Growing Seedlings for Gardening Projects? Dudley Greenhouse Invites Proposals

Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Dudley residents have incredible expertise and energy around food. Our neighbors have built so many creative mechanisms to access the great food they want in their community.” – Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director, The Food Project

We are currently accepting applications from groups interested in growing seedlings at the Dudley Greenhouse for use in gardening projects. Application Deadline: January 13, 2016 – 5 p.m. Apply online now.

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Interested in Growing Year-Round Through Community-Oriented Gardening Projects? Dudley Greenhouse invites proposals.


“Dudley residents have incredible expertise and energy around food. Our neighbors have built so many creative mechanisms to access the great food they want in their community.” – Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director, The Food Project
 
We are currently accepting applications from groups interested in growing food at the Dudley Greenhouse in community-oriented projects.

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Support FINI Trust: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED


GREAT NEWS! We are seeing tremendous progress on the MA Local Food Action plan and in funding that provides a 100 percent match for each SNAP dollar spent on eligible fruits and vegetables purchased at farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and CSA programs in Massachusetts. The Food Project played a key role at our farmers markets in the early creation and development of SNAP matching programs starting in 2006, and we need YOUR help to realize our vision of a state-wide SNAP--matching program.

Rep. Paul Schmid, from Westport, has sponsored an amendment to the House budget for $1.48 million to support Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) project costs. He needs co-sponsors to help support this bill and insure that it gets funded.

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It's Time to Fund the Massachusetts Food Trust! Take Action TODAY


On April 13th, The House Ways & Means Committee released its draft budget yesterday afternoon and it did not include funding for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program. That doesn’t mean we can’t get funding.  Representative Dan Donahue is filing an Amendment to include funding for the MA Food Trust in the budget, we need you to contact your Representative(s) and ask them to join Rep. Donahue in co-sponsoring this amendment.

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MA Food Plan Released

By J. Harrison, The Food Project executive director


STANDING ON OUR FARMS in Boston, Beverly, Lincoln, Lynn, and Wenham, it’s hard to realize how easily the land could have been used for something other than farming. Our farms could have been buildings, houses, streets, or parking lots, and the same can be said for so many of the local farms and gardens that we enjoy and deeply value here in Massachusetts. The farms we steward, tend and love so much exist thanks to the wisdom, foresight, and good planning of people in the past.

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