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2nd WealthWorks Training Held

Our second WealthWorks Training for Coaches and Coordinators was held in April at Pendle Hill Retreat Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Shanna, Barbara Wyckoff and I facilitated the 4 day onsite…

Food Hubs and Measurement in Baltimore

Samantha and I were recently in Baltimore, Maryland where we presented a session at the 16th Annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference which was held in conjunction with the Northeast…

Revisiting "Rural Wealth Creation Concepts, Strategies, and Measures"

Dipping back in to this 2012 report from the USDA Economic Research Service, and still finding much of value and relevant to our work. Check out: “Rural…

Presentations at the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration Spring 2014 Conference

Shanna and Jackie were delighted to participate in the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration Spring 2014 Conference from March 26-28 in Raleigh…

Getting out in the Community

Samantha and I recently joined our colleague, Matt Robbie from Skeo Solutions, to speak to an undergraduate class at the University of…

Tourism Planning in Helena, Arkansas

Earlier this month, I was back in Helena, Arkansas to facilitate a meeting to begin a process of thinking about tourism planning for Helena. I’m lucky to be working with David Brown of Solimar…

WealthWorks Article Published in Rural Research Report

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs has published its Spring 2014 issue of Rural Research Report (Volume 24, Issue 1), featuring a paper by Melissa Levy, Senior Associate at Yellow Wood Associates,…

Urban Community Forestry – USFS Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Applications

This should be of interest to those of you working in community forestry. 
U.S. Forest Service Fiscal Year 2015 Urban and Community Forestry grants: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml 

Funding for Food-Related Co-ops

Here is an interesting potential funding source for food-related co-ops that can be used to improve organizational capacity as illustrated. 

The Bowers Fund: http://www.cdf.coop/about-bowers-fund/ 

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