Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Slow Food in Schools Grant Available for the Upstate!
Calling all slow food fans!
The South Carolina Upstate chapter of Slow Food USA has a grant available that will offer funds to a school (K-12) that would like to start a school garden program, or who would like to offer the "Slow Food in Schools" program. Teachers, principals and anyone associated with a school can apply, but note that this is only available to schools within the Upstate, which includes the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Cherokee, Oconee, Union, Laurens, Greenwood and Abbeville.
The proposed program should be diverse, but directed to offer all children an opportunity to explore from where their food comes, who grows it, how to prepare it, and the importance of sharing it with friends and family. The project should be sustainable, and should be planned to be able to continue for an extended period of time.
The application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2011, and for more information or to apply, please visit the SC Upstate's Slow Food chapter's website.