We Need Your Help!
We did it! WIth your help we have raised $6,475 so we are eligible for one of three $100,000 grants. Additional funding available includes:
- Seven $50,000 grants
- Six $25,000 grants
- Operating grants $2,500+
- Bonus challenges of $200,000
There are plenty of opportunities to receive funds and even $10 makes a huge difference. Why not help us out by donating and sharing your news via social media? We would really appreciate it!
A special thanks to The Chocolate Cafe, A&R Creative and Haven Collective for their support!
Here is a bit about our Nourish Community Learning Lab.
Nourish is a three-phased seed to table movement that includes:
Build-out of a teaching and learning kitchen
Program expansion and partner development,
Community outreach resulting in a neighborhood agri-hood
Food is essential to life, but it is poorly understood in the modern world. People are increasingly separated from the sources of their food production. Nourish seeks to help students and our community make the connections between the food they consume and the bigger issues of food scarcity, food uncertainty, agriculture, food production, diet, healthy diets, and global warming.
In creating Nourish, PAST plans to build our fifth glass box lab to create a teaching and learning kitchen where students and local chefs can collaborate and create.
The gardens already on site at PAST as well as new grow walls around Nourish will help provide participants with fresh ingredients, as well as help build an understanding around seasonality and diet.
Program sustainability is critical and will be provided through partnerships with organizations who will partner on programming, food services, diet, career pathways, and certifications.
The ultimate goal of Nourish is to develop an Agrihood – an innovative space along the Kinnear Rd corridor initially (and later in multiple locations throughout Columbus), that creates a community garden and changes our relationship with the environment.
Nourish your Body ... Nourish your Community ... Nourish your Soul