Archive for the ‘Food’ category

Seed Money for Seeds

October 11, 2011

By Helen Brady, President, Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center The receipt of a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund allowed the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Inc. buy the necessary vegetable seeds, soil amendments and supplies to plant our first Community Supported Agriculture program. Hilltop Hanover Farm and [...]

Welcome to the Ringwood (NJ) Community Garden!

July 25, 2011

By Amy Jolin, President, Eat Local Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, Eat Local, Inc. was able to purchase lumber, fencing, water barrels, and soil for a large, beautiful garden in the wooded and rocky soils of Ringwood, NJ.The project started in 2010 as a charity garden organized by Girl Scout [...]

A Busy Year for Spencer-Van Etten Middle School’s Greenhouse Program

July 22, 2011

By Brenda J. Anderson, Spencer-Van Etten Middle School The 7th and 8th grade students in my Greenhouse Program (GHP) at Spencer-Van Etten (S-VE) Middle School in Spencer, NY, plan big .  The students in this hands-on integrated elective continued their work from previous years of promoting Green Education in their building, district and community in a variety [...]

A Community Harvest in Mansfield, CT

July 20, 2011

By Dr. Beth T. Gankofskie, Food Service Director Mansfield Public Schools With support from the Community Catalyst Fund, Southeast Elementary School’s Garden Project started last summer (2010), has continued through to this spring (2011), and will continue through the summer. The garden is a raised bed measuring 20 feet by 24 feet with a surrounding [...]

A Garden Grows in Springfield, NJ

May 6, 2011

By Denise Devone, Chairperson, Springfield Environmental Commission With a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, the Springfield (NJ) Environmental Commission is finishing up Phase II of our Community Gardens.  This winter provided a plethora/multitude of tasks for the Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW are the fellows who build all of the wooden [...]

Local Matters – to Whole Foods Market and to Us

April 7, 2011

        Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs             It is a pleasure working with Whole Foods Market Team Leaders and Team Members as we approach April 12,  the 5% Day dedicated to benefitting Clean Air-Cool Planet’s sustainability programs in communities and on campuses.  Local matters to Whole [...]

Catalyst Fund enables Red Hook to up community commitment

December 6, 2010

The organizers of the Red Hook Challenge thanks Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Community Catalyst Fund for their assistance in getting their program off to a great start! Visit them at

CA-CP Launches New Online Tool!

October 20, 2010

By Jennifer Andrews Director of Program Planning and Coordination, Clean Air-Cool Planet CA-CP achieved a milestone last week with the unveiling of the new online CHEFS tool, in Denver, at the annual campus sustainability conference hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).    CHEFS, or Charting Emissions from Food [...]

I have a confession to make. I want the climate skeptics and “deniers” to be right.

September 17, 2010

As the national interest in acting to curb global warming wanes and Mother Nature picks up steam, the divide widens.

Community Catalyst Fund helps Groton student garden expand and grow

August 18, 2010

Watch the Community Catalyst Fund help the Groton Student Farm grow. For more information on the Community Catalyst Fund, visit


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