Hutchinson in Running for Share the Good Grant 06 May 13

The Hutchinson AgriScience Program is in the running for a “Share the Good” grant, and is seeking Community Support via Online Voting

The Hutchinson Senior High School’s AgriScience Program and FFA Chapter has entered the Seeds of Change® Share the Good grant program, a nationwide grant program offering organizations a chance to receive a $25,000 grant or one of 15 $10,000 grants to support and develop sustainable community based gardening and farming programs, and efforts to help teach people where their food comes from. Share the Good works to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms, farmers and communities.

Hutchinson Senior High School’s AgriScience Program and FFA Chapter submitted an application explaining how they would use a $25,000 grant to achieve its goals and is now asking the community for support through the public voting phase on Facebook. The Hutchinson AgriScience program and FFA chapter would use these grant funds to support the current high school and elementary school’s outdoor classroom. We currently plant corn and soybeans on most of the land and have a greenhouse as a learning laboratory. This grant would allow us to expand the outdoor laboratory to also include rock gardens, butterfly gardens, fruit trees and raised beds for vegetable production.

From now through May 17, visitors to will have an opportunity to vote once per day for the organization they feel most deserves to receive a grant based on the organization’s demonstration of how the grant would help it to achieve its goals. After voting closes, the top 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to a final judging phase, after which the grant recipients will be announced on or about June 4.

The Share the Good grant program is funded by Seeds of Change® “1% Fund,” the company’s commitment to donate one percent of net sales to support community-based nutrition, gardening and farming programs.