UPDATE: 2016 Mini-Grant winners announced!

Congratulations to Ms. Meghan Clark, Warren School Kindergarten,  “Small Kids, Big Impact:” $275. This grant will fund literature covering the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle — which will be used to help students learn to make a big impact on their community. The students will work with recyclable materials to create artwork and make their own reusable tote bags!

Congratulations to Ms. Christine Graham, Ashland High School (AHS), , “Triple Stream Waste Reduction Program:” $975. Funds will be used towards an AHS Earth Club waste reduction program for the entire student body. To reduce the amount of trash designated for landfills, the club plans to create a three-part trash-bin system, in which there will be one bin for recyclables, one for compost and another for trash.

Thank you to all who applied for the grant and a special thanks to the AFM’s Education Committee for their execution of this grant. Stay tuned for more grant opportunities.

2016 Education Compost Grant: Ashland Healthy Harvest, Inc. provides grants to support its mission of contributing to a vibrant Town center; creating access to local food choices; improving public health through information and education about nutrition, diet, exercise, local and sustainable farming, and related topics; and contributing to community building within the Town of Ashland.

Past grants have included:

  • $494.00 to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library Documentary Film Series in support of sustainability and environmental science
  • $250.00 To the Ashland Public Library, Children’s Department for the purchase of Discovery Kits specific to gardening, farming, health, fitness and nutrition.

hiddenAcres_compostGuideThe Ashland Healthy Harvest, Inc. Board of Directors is committed to improving and expanding on-site recycling at the 2016 Ashland Farmers Market to include stations for the proper disposal of compost (including biodegradable plastics), recycling of non-compostable materials and trash.

The 2016 Ashland Farmers Market Grant Program will give preference to applications that complement or enhance our recycling and composting initiative. Applications that address education about the use of compostable materials or applications that address viable, sustainable solutions for the removal of compostable materials within the Town of Ashland will be given highest preference.

Click here to apply: 2016 Mini-grant Application copy. Application due 3/15/16.