The Green Tables Initiative was launched in 2005 to further the linkages between urban and rural farms and gardens to school, restaurant and kitchen tables in LDEI chapter communities throughout our international organization.
Here in Colorado, we believe in local and sustainable agriculture and youth culinary nutrition education. That is why the Colorado Chapter of LDEI has supported programs dedicated to local food and youth education since 2010. It’s a project called Green Tables. In 2017, our nonprofit is elevating our outreach to fund micro-grants to deserving state organizations. If your organization fits our criteria, please review our Green Tables Project grant process below.
Hand-in-hand with giving, we are also seeking financial supporters. This is an opportunity for Colorado businesses to offer a hand up to worthy organizations that focus on local and sustainable agriculture and culinary nutrition program for youth.
Grant Application Process
In its consideration of micro-grant requests, LDEI Colorado Chapter will give priority to proposals in the following areas:
- Colorado based agricultural education programs that focus on sustainable and local agriculture
- Youth culinary nutrition education programs that teach grades K-12 about healthy eating, culinary skills, local and urban farming and food as a platform for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
- Related areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis but the proposal must generally have a Colorado-based local agriculture and education component.