We are renovating our backyard and turning it into an outdoor education space. Our Chickens and bees were the first to move in. They are all settled into their new chicken coop. Stay tuned for the finished space!
On August 10th we met with Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) residents and The City of Denver's Office of Economic Development. We discussed funding opportunities and possible action plans for projects for local food production, food-related education, and food-driven entrepreneurship.
The meeting was part of the federal assistance program called Local Foods, Local Places. The GES neighborhoods have been granted to develop and implement action plans that promote a local food system. Local Foods, Local Places is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It provides technical assistance to communities in order to develop and implement action plans that promote a local food system.
The OED presented its Healthy Food Challenge which complements the federal efforts in addressing food accessibility. The Healthy Food Challenge is offering grants of up to $250,000 and loans to creative projects that address healthy food issues in GES. It also has a $1 million loan opportunity to support new food retail.
Information about loan proposals and requests for loan proposals is available here
Click here for more information about the OED's Healthy Food Challenge
Click here for more information about Local Foods, Local Places
Colorado Expressions magazine took the time to highlight the GrowHaus and our work in an underserved community. You can read the full article when you view the magazine online. Click on the picture for the jump.
The GrowHaus' mission is to create a community food system through food distribution, education, and production. We hope to be a catalyst for sustainable, community revitalization that will result in economic improvement and improve public health.
The GrowHaus is dedicated to food distribution! Check out the video to see how it works and how you can help.
The GrowHaus participated in several Social Enterprise Alliance events and loved it! SEA created a video with several nonprofits highlighting what we do.