Growing Power to participate in urban farming competition

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am

Milwaukee-based Growing Power was recently chosen to participate in the Campaign for Urban Farming, an initiative started by California-based Bonterra Vineyards to raise funds and awareness for urban farming across the country. Bonterra is donating $20,000 to urban farming organizations with the goal of turning this investment into $100,000 with the help of consumers who share its commitment to sustainable  and urban farming.
Growing Power is one of eight organizations involved in the effort to get consumers involved in generating donations in support of urban farming initiatives.
The other organizations include Brooklyn Rescue Mission Inc of New York City; Women’s Environmental Institute of Minnesota; Colorado-based Feed Denver; Kentucky-based Breaking New Grounds; Growing Power Chicago Project Office; Seven Harvest Inc. of Arizona and People’s Grocery in California.
“At Bonterra, we believe people everywhere should have access to sustainable, healthy, and true food. It’s why since 1987 we have been crafting award-winning wines from organic grapes,” said John Tichenor, Bonterra brand director. “We’re proud to partner with Growing Power as our goal is to not only raise funds for these urban farming organizations, but to also help engage people across the country in the urban farming movement so these local groups can grow and produce more food for their communities.”
Bonterra Wines are produced in Mendocino County, California, and made with certified organic grapes.
The partnership begins with an online fundraising campaign where Bonterra will donate $20,000 to local urban farming organizations in as many as 10 cities with the goal of turning this investment into $100,000 during organic harvest month.
“It takes a commitment from all types of organizations and businesses. Bonterra is a wonderful example of a corporation that is not only committed to building our Good Food Revolution, but is backing it with financial support,” said Will Allen, founder and chief executive officer of Growing Power. “We are proud to partner with Bonterra, and our other corporate partners who share similar philosophies.”
Fans can help their local farms fund critical projects by donating to the fundraising campaign, at www.globalgiving.org.

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