A couple months ago we were pleased to make available two infrastructure and equipment grants of up to $12,000 to Arizona-based farmers and ranchers. We were excited and overwhelmed to receive over 60 great applications.
Today we want to share with you the grant awardees: The Nalwoodi Denzhone Community and The Coldwater Coffeehouse and Bakery.
Nalwoodi Denzhone Community is a Non-Profit Organization providing revitalization services to the San Carlos Apache children and families through creative and life transforming projects on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Here's something they wanted to share:
NDC is extremely grateful for this opportunity to partner with Pinnacle Prevention through the Seeds to Grow Grant. We have been waiting for the opportunity to launch our Regenerative Farming Program and are excited to be given this chance. Our diverse but small team of dedicated staff is eager to bring this project to life because of the great impact it could have: to build a sustainable, healthy community that is full of life for many generations to come. Thank you, Pinnacle Prevention!"
The Coldwater Coffeehouse and Bakery is a cooperatively owned farm-to-table cafe in Old Town Avondale.
Here's what they told us after finding out they were one of the recipients:
Being awarded the Seeds to Grow grant is a huge confirmation of this project our worker-owned cooperative has embarked upon. Since 2018 we have struggled to farm 1/4 acre with hand tools. While the experience has presented us with an in incredible opportunity to learn, vision-build and develop a love for the land under our stewardship, it has also showed us how impossible it is to feed our community, just a few of us working so hard for so little harvest in return. The equipment we will purchase with this grant facilitates three major aspects of our work (bed prep, seeding and harvesting) but most importantly, it allows us to bring more land into production and through that process encourages our group to grow in number, nurturing community members into active members of the co-op.
Thank you Pinnacle Prevention for the opportunity you have given us, and our community!
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