Seeds of Change®, leading producer of certified organic seeds and foods, is hosting its fourth annual grant program and LLCC has submitted an application to receive a $20,000, $10,000 or $1,000 grant to fund the Lincoln Land Community College Garden, located near the Workforce Careers Center. To help us support our sustainable gardening initiative, please visit the Seeds of Change® Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seedsofchange or www.seedsofchangegrant.com. Be sure to use “Lincoln Land Community College Garden” (not LLCC Garden) when voting.
To vote for the Lincoln Land Community College Garden on the Seeds of Change Facebook page and website:
1. Search by typing Lincoln Land Community College Garden in the search box (Not LLCC Garden)
2. Search by zip code 62794
3. Search by city/state Springfield, IL
Once voting closes, the 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase and recipients will be announced around May 12.
The Lincoln Land Community College Garden seeks to integrate fresh, locally grown food into the fabric of our community for increased health of district residents, a strengthened economy that keeps money in our community, and for the care of our rich soils and other natural resources. We hope to accomplish this by:
1. offering a new series of workshops where community members learn both the growing and culinary techniques relevant to the season
2. increasing the number of raised beds in our community garden to connect more people to growing their own food, and grow more food for the value-added local food certificate program
3. developing a perennial garden to ensure a legacy of food production at the college
As the demand for local food has outpaced the available supply, LLCC’s mission to provide quality educational programs that are responsive to community needs positions the college to utilize expert staff and state-of-art facilities to grow the local food community.
For more information about the LLCC Garden, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6.4993. For more information about Seeds of Change® or the Seeds of Change® Grant Program, visit www.seedsofchange.com, www.seedsofchangefoods.com and www.seedsofchangegrant.com. You can also follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #SeedsofChangeGrant.