August 1, 2022 - SustainEd Farms is one of two Colorado-based organizations awarded funding from the latest round of the USDA farm-to-school grant program for their project to create new opportunities for garden education in Denver Public Schools (DPS). This year, the USDA farm-to-school grant program provided over $10 million in funding to improve access to local foods. SustainEd Farms was awarded $37,264 from the USDA, and will use their upcoming Secret Garden Fundraiser to match the remaining $12,421. SustainEd Farms has provided programming and garden support to over 20 Denver schools since 2018 and is committed to cultivating sustainable students to lead a more food-just Denver, alongside other local organizations.
“We are beyond excited to bring garden-centered programming to even more schools across Denver” says co-founder and executive director Matt Suprunowicz, “This grant will support us in getting an additional 5,000 students into their school gardens to learn about nutrition and sustainability on a regular basis throughout this school year!”
Grant funding from the USDA farm-to-school program will directly support 7 individual DPS schools. Grant funds will support materials and supplies, ongoing maintenance, and sustainability-focused instruction and programming in partnership with classroom teachers.
For more information about SustainEd Farms, please visit sustainedfarms.org, or follow @SustainEdFarms on Instagram to stay up-to-date on current programs, projects, and events.
For press and media inquiries, please reach out to our Executive Director, Matt, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.