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We WON! (Seed Money Suppers)

So we got a chance to present at Seed Money Suppers, and won. We are so thrilled that members of the Nashville food community heard our story, and found our idea a worthwhile endeavor. We extend our thank yous to our friends who showed up to support us.

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The voting Ballot.

Our competitor was an equally community driven and necessary endeavor. We wish them well as they pursue seed money for their worthwhile journey.

From the Community Food Advocates’ website, Seed Money Suppers is

A once a month dinner event, a gathering of minds, a community driven micro-grant program to build a healthier and more sustainable food system. Each attendee pays $10 for supper and drinks for adults, $5 for children. $8.75 of every $10 is given to the winning presenter, with $1.25 to cover overhead including food and supplies.

 

Our Vision

 

Seed Money Suppers is a little idea with a big mission, to empower the people in our community to engage with our food system to make access to sustainable and healthy food an option for all.

Community Food Advocates has long been part of the policy and direct service aspect of our food system, but there are needs unfilled. The community funded micro-grant model gives us an opportunity to bring the community to the table to help create a real and lasting impact.

 

Nashville’s food system belongs to us all. Everybody Eats is more than a catch phrase to us, it is a reminder that through food we are all connected. Our hope is that we, as a community, will collectively rise to the challenge, find support in each other, and innovate to create new and creative solutions to the issues of hunger and food system work.

 

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Will You Be Having Dinner This Coming Tuesday? Then Have It With Us and Help Us Win!

fashaSometimes, it seems that we are trying to fit a circle into a square, and making the impossible possible. At least that’s how we’ve felt at times. We realize that obstacles are as constant as time. And we continue to relentlessly and boldly confront them. But can we? Fit a circle into a square?

We’ve been busy trying to bring this project to fruition. Without much funds, and with only our undying determination to create a (former) refugee driven enterprise for other (current) refugees and immigrants. We have a vision for what our Paragon Urban Farm can mean for the Nashville community. And we’re just as excited today about the possibilities as ever.

So…question(s) for you.

Are you in Nashville? Will you be in Nashville on Tuesday May 13th? And will you be having dinner that night?

You can 1. Have dinner on Tuesday Night, and 2. Help a wonderful cause!

We will be presenting at Seed Money Suppers at the Wild Cow in East Nashville at 6PM.

We will talk about our urban farm project, and why we need funding, while competing with other groups. If you attend, you can vote for us, and help us win proceeds from the dinner. It costs $10 per adult, and $5 per child.

We’ve loved every bit of our urban farm. It continues to be a wonderful journey of discovery and growth as we meet more people who love the idea as much as we do, and who selflessly and tirelessly work to help us turn our dream into a reality.

We hope you’ll be there Tuesday, cheering us on. If you can’t be there personally, help us by spreading the word.

In gratitude.