Three local organizations were awarded Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program funding by the state Department of Agriculture, according to Senator Dan Laughlin.
SSJ Neighborhood Network received $10,000 for growing supplies and materials, Green Thumb Organics received $2,500 for a water line, and Wild Field Urban Farm received $2,497 for refrigeration.
The local funding was part of $500,000 awarded to 42 projects through the Urban Agriculture Grant Program created by Act 40 of 2019.
The grants are intended to support urban agriculture by investing in the system, filling gaps, encouraging entities to work together, finding ways to bring operations to a greater scale, overcoming food deserts, and opening opportunities for people to become social entrepreneurs.
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