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Posted 4/1/2014 8:16am by Brittany Sidway.
Whoa, $20,000?!? We are working hard to build our educational programming at the farm and to make the farm accessible and enjoyable for everyone.  This infusion of funds would make this possible for us!  Please see the grant application below.
 
Starting Today, April 1st, until April 21st there will be a voting phase of the grant review process.  The 50 applications with the most votes will move on to be reviewed by the judges. 
 
How you can help us win:
 * Vote For Us Once/Day.  Please vote every day!
  Search for us by typing "Medway Community Farm" into the Garden Name Field or type "02053" into the Zip Code Field.
 
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Our Application:
(please note there was a 1000 character limit/answer!!)
 
How Would You Use This Grant To Help Your Community?
(this is the portion of the grant application seen by voters)
 

MCF is a non-profit farm that empowers our community to grow, buy, and value local, sustainable food while promoting conservation, healthy lifestyle choices and farm-based education.

We will use this grant to:

*Build raised beds to enhance and expand our Community Garden Plots and educational garden 

*Add ADA accessible raised beds

*Create a self-guided educational on-farm sign tour, making education free and accessible, encouraging the enjoyment of open space

*Expand our School to Farm Program and include additional school districts

*Continue to improve upon and create quality programming

*Purchase tools and supplies to make our animal, garden and compost areas more accessible for children's programming

*Develop programming that is inclusive of people with special needs

*Implement our Strategic Marketing Plan designed by Georgetown Masters Student

*Grow our major events to include more education opportunities and increase attendance

*Use expanded education garden to donate more food 
 
Posted 5/25/2013 6:18am by Brittany Sidway.

Well, it was a whirlwind week at MCF!  Not only did we catch up on our planting (almost 2000 bed feet in just two days!), harvest the spring share (we are on week 4), keep up with greenhouse seeding and destroying lots and lots of weeds but we also were able to provide farm education for 80 Medway 4th graders, 200 Medway 6th graders and 15 Franklin 2nd grade Brownies!

The 4th graders came on Monday to weed their gardens and helped build the children's garden we will use in the summer programs this summer!  

Then, on Tuesday we went to the Middle School to plant the sunflowers we started on the windowsill in the courtyard.  The soil in the courtyard is not very healthy, but luckily we just received a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to build raised bed gardens in the fall!!  

And on Friday, in the drizzling rain, the Brownies and I had a blast touring the farm, tasting garlic leaves, dill, lettuce, bok choy, brushing our teeth with sage leaves and talking about the importance of water in agriculture!

Interested in farm education for your child, class, group?  Check out these opportunities at MCF or email me!

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Happy Full Moon!!

Brittany: bsidway@medwaycommunityfarm.org

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