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Seattle Tilth Wins Major Grant for Seattle Youth Garden Works

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Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant.

Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant. Seattle Tilth was selected among 54 environmental nonprofits that received grant dollars totaling $3 million, supporting projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach in communities across America.SYGW Spring

 SYGW Spring

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support for our environmental improvement efforts in critical areas throughout Seattle,” said Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s executive director. “This grant is especially powerful in that it makes it possible for homeless and low-income youth to gain important job and life skills.”

 

The “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant program began in 2012 as part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally-focused nonprofits and universities by 2020.

 

The program funds proposals in select cities/regions that help address the most pressing environmental issues identified by each participating community. In Seattle, this funding will make it possible for Seattle Tilth to employ a workforce of several dozen homeless and low-income youth in Seattle Youth Garden Works, a year-long program where youth gain skills in sustainable agriculture and environmental restoration. The youth are engaged in all aspects of organic farming, from composting and soil-building to planting, harvesting and selling organic produce at local farmers markets. They will also identify and remove invasive plant species, sheet mulch for invasive control and plant native perennials.

 

Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the 2013 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grants collectively helped reduce more than 3 million pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent to averting consumption of 8,535 barrels of oil. The program also planted 132,709 trees and restored more than 1,600 acres of habitat. These projects have trained 150 people in “green” jobs, while engaging more than 689,000 community members in the supported environmental grant programs.

 

Details of the program and a link to the 2015 application (available in September 2014) can be found at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation website. Projects benefiting underserved communities and encouraging volunteerism are given priority consideration.

 

To learn more about Seattle Tilth and Seattle Youth Garden Works, visit www.seattletilth.org.

Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant. Seattle Tilth was selected among 54 environmental nonprofits that received grant dollars totaling $3 million, supporting projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach in communities across America.SYGW Spring
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support for our environmental improvement efforts in critical areas throughout Seattle,” said Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s executive director. “This grant is especially powerful in that it makes it possible for homeless and low-income youth to gain important job and life skills.”
 
The “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant program began in 2012 as part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally-focused nonprofits and universities by 2020.
 
The program funds proposals in select cities/regions that help address the most pressing environmental issues identified by each participating community. In Seattle, this funding will make it possible for Seattle Tilth to employ a workforce of several dozen homeless and low-income youth in Seattle Youth Garden Works, a year-long program where youth gain skills in sustainable agriculture and environmental restoration. The youth are engaged in all aspects of organic farming, from composting and soil-building to planting, harvesting and selling organic produce at local farmers markets. They will also identify and remove invasive plant species, sheet mulch for invasive control and plant native perennials.
 
Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the 2013 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grants collectively helped reduce more than 3 million pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent to averting consumption of 8,535 barrels of oil. The program also planted 132,709 trees and restored more than 1,600 acres of habitat. These projects have trained 150 people in “green” jobs, while engaging more than 689,000 community members in the supported environmental grant programs.
 
Details of the program and a link to the 2015 application (available in September 2014) can be found at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation website. Projects benefiting underserved communities and encouraging volunteerism are given priority consideration.

To learn more about Seattle Tilth and Seattle Youth Garden Works, visit www.seattletilth.org.

- See more at: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/seattle-tilth-grant-youth-garden-works#sthash.gWpf2keX.dpuf

Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant. Seattle Tilth was selected among 54 environmental nonprofits that received grant dollars totaling $3 million, supporting projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach in communities across America.SYGW Spring
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support for our environmental improvement efforts in critical areas throughout Seattle,” said Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s executive director. “This grant is especially powerful in that it makes it possible for homeless and low-income youth to gain important job and life skills.”
 
The “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant program began in 2012 as part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally-focused nonprofits and universities by 2020.
 
The program funds proposals in select cities/regions that help address the most pressing environmental issues identified by each participating community. In Seattle, this funding will make it possible for Seattle Tilth to employ a workforce of several dozen homeless and low-income youth in Seattle Youth Garden Works, a year-long program where youth gain skills in sustainable agriculture and environmental restoration. The youth are engaged in all aspects of organic farming, from composting and soil-building to planting, harvesting and selling organic produce at local farmers markets. They will also identify and remove invasive plant species, sheet mulch for invasive control and plant native perennials.
 
Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the 2013 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grants collectively helped reduce more than 3 million pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent to averting consumption of 8,535 barrels of oil. The program also planted 132,709 trees and restored more than 1,600 acres of habitat. These projects have trained 150 people in “green” jobs, while engaging more than 689,000 community members in the supported environmental grant programs.
 
Details of the program and a link to the 2015 application (available in September 2014) can be found at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation website. Projects benefiting underserved communities and encouraging volunteerism are given priority consideration.

To learn more about Seattle Tilth and Seattle Youth Garden Works, visit www.seattletilth.org.

- See more at: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/seattle-tilth-grant-youth-garden-works#sthash.gWpf2keX.dpuf

Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant. Seattle Tilth was selected among 54 environmental nonprofits that received grant dollars totaling $3 million, supporting projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach in communities across America.SYGW Spring
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support for our environmental improvement efforts in critical areas throughout Seattle,” said Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s executive director. “This grant is especially powerful in that it makes it possible for homeless and low-income youth to gain important job and life skills.”
 
The “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant program began in 2012 as part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally-focused nonprofits and universities by 2020.
 
The program funds proposals in select cities/regions that help address the most pressing environmental issues identified by each participating community. In Seattle, this funding will make it possible for Seattle Tilth to employ a workforce of several dozen homeless and low-income youth in Seattle Youth Garden Works, a year-long program where youth gain skills in sustainable agriculture and environmental restoration. The youth are engaged in all aspects of organic farming, from composting and soil-building to planting, harvesting and selling organic produce at local farmers markets. They will also identify and remove invasive plant species, sheet mulch for invasive control and plant native perennials.
 
Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the 2013 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grants collectively helped reduce more than 3 million pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent to averting consumption of 8,535 barrels of oil. The program also planted 132,709 trees and restored more than 1,600 acres of habitat. These projects have trained 150 people in “green” jobs, while engaging more than 689,000 community members in the supported environmental grant programs.
 
Details of the program and a link to the 2015 application (available in September 2014) can be found at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation website. Projects benefiting underserved communities and encouraging volunteerism are given priority consideration.

To learn more about Seattle Tilth and Seattle Youth Garden Works, visit www.seattletilth.org.

- See more at: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/seattle-tilth-grant-youth-garden-works#sthash.gWpf2keX.dpuf

Last week, Seattle Tilth received a $76,000 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant. Seattle Tilth was selected among 54 environmental nonprofits that received grant dollars totaling $3 million, supporting projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure and educational outreach in communities across America.SYGW Spring
 
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this support for our environmental improvement efforts in critical areas throughout Seattle,” said Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s executive director. “This grant is especially powerful in that it makes it possible for homeless and low-income youth to gain important job and life skills.”
 
The “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grant program began in 2012 as part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to provide $100 million to environmentally-focused nonprofits and universities by 2020.
 
The program funds proposals in select cities/regions that help address the most pressing environmental issues identified by each participating community. In Seattle, this funding will make it possible for Seattle Tilth to employ a workforce of several dozen homeless and low-income youth in Seattle Youth Garden Works, a year-long program where youth gain skills in sustainable agriculture and environmental restoration. The youth are engaged in all aspects of organic farming, from composting and soil-building to planting, harvesting and selling organic produce at local farmers markets. They will also identify and remove invasive plant species, sheet mulch for invasive control and plant native perennials.
 
Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the 2013 Wells Fargo “Environmental Solutions for Communities" grants collectively helped reduce more than 3 million pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent to averting consumption of 8,535 barrels of oil. The program also planted 132,709 trees and restored more than 1,600 acres of habitat. These projects have trained 150 people in “green” jobs, while engaging more than 689,000 community members in the supported environmental grant programs.
 
Details of the program and a link to the 2015 application (available in September 2014) can be found at the National Fish and Wildlife Federation website. Projects benefiting underserved communities and encouraging volunteerism are given priority consideration.

To learn more about Seattle Tilth and Seattle Youth Garden Works, visit www.seattletilth.org.

- See more at: http://www.seattleschild.com/article/seattle-tilth-grant-youth-garden-works#sthash.gWpf2keX.dpuf
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