On September 28, CFF partnered with the NYS Health Foundation and Philanthropy New York to host a meeting titled Growing the Farm to Institution Movement: From Farm to Plate. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
Food System Focus Area: Farm Preservation and Land Access
This briefing will bring together leaders working to significantly expand the volume of fruits, vegetables and other foods grown by local farmers that are served in schools, senior centers, daycare programs and other community institutions. We will highlight the importance of institutional feeding programs to local economies and public health, highlight barriers to increasing the volume of local food served in institutions, and identify opportunities to scale up this important movement for the benefit all New Yorkers.
This Foundation was created in August 2015. We are exploring the focus for this Foundation and we are currently considering the nexus of climate and sustainable agriculture and related policies.
Foundations support urban farms and gardens and related programs for a variety of reasons – youth development, food access, environmental protection, and more – but no matter what the program goal, foundations want to see their grantees’ programs succeed. Without the land they depend on, none of these urban agriculture programs can continue, yet the obstacles to obtaining secure land (i.e. permanent protection of the resource) and secure tenure (i.e. assured access to the land) are seldom discussed.
A collection of news and blog articles from April to June, 2015
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Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in April, 2015, called Approaches to Farmland Preservation in the Northeast. The video begins with introductions of everyone in the room and their interest in the subject area. If...
Come learn about current initiatives in the Hudson Valley working towards farmland preservation and access.
The Woodcock Foundation is a progressive family foundation established to link family creativity and resources with community development needs. Trustees select areas of interest, identify individuals within those areas who possess strong leadership skills, and then invest in them with...