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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.
 
* Mark your calendars, tell your friends and family, send email/text reminders to them to vote:
 
*Share with your networks/community groups
 
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 
 
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