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Biodiversity Grant

Grant Highlight | Beverly Bryan Community Orchard

One of our 2018 Biodiversity Grand Awardees was The City of Wyoming Tree Commission; “The Tree Amigos”. They did an outstanding job of researching their project to provide the West Michigan community with more heirloom variety trees there were sustainably sourced. This project is directly impacting the devolopment and education of students in food insecure areas…

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2018 Biodiversity Mico-Grant Awardees!

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Please join us in congratulating our 2018 awardees. These grants will be supporting the production of heirloom varieties and heritage breeds. Full Hollow Farm is a small certified organic vegetable farm located in Belding, MI.  They use earth-friendly, sustainable growing practices, encourage biodiversity, and focus on the health of the soil. They offer CSA memberships and…

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Blandford Nature Center

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In their initial grant application, they proposed to increase the biodiversity on the farm through planting and maintaining a native fruit and nut grove. They proposed that they would plant 10 Paw Paws, 10 American Hazelnut, 5 Persimmon, and 5 American Chestnut.  Since this plan centered on the idea of creating a living, native, edible…

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2017 Biodiversity Grant Spotlight | Plainsong Farm

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Plainsong Farm received the 2017 Biodiversity Micro-Grant to grow and distribute a 1⁄4 acre of heirloom Turkey Red wheat. During the Spring and Summer seasons they prepared the planting area with selective tilling to kill weeds and create an ideal seedbed. In late September the farm had a wheat planting event where 29 volunteers helped to plant 35…

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