Support for the Regional Food Systems Value Chain Coordination program to build local food supply chains between rural and urban geographies to increase farm enterprise viability, securing more food systems related jobs, and increasing consumer access to healthy food.
To help support the organizing and convening of a Regenerative Agriculture Symposium.
for the Maryland Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Project, aimed at confronting the current lack of accountability in regulating Maryland CAFOs on the Eastern Shore through a combination of administrative advocacy and litigation tactics.
Funding for a climate policy expert to work as a facilitator for eight months to ensure ambitious and successful outcomes to the work of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.
Shady Side, MD
To be used for the first phase of a communications campaign, Agricultural Transparency Media Campaign, focused on agricultural transparency and accountability in collaboration with a select group of advocates and Free Range Media, an innovative communications and strategy firm.
Ellicott City, MD
Support to develop a Clean Water Diagnostic Tool of the most cost-effective pollution reduction strategies for four Eastern Shore jurisdictions.
For the “Toxic Free Maryland Initiative”. The Maryland Pesticide Network will work to increase awareness and engagement on the problem of public exposure to pesticides in Maryland.
For the “Real Food Chesapeake” project. Real Food Chesapeake will galvanize student activism on college and university campuses throughout the Chesapeake Bay region to secure commitments from school administrations shifting their institutional purchases to local sustainable sources.
Marsh Forward : Galvanizing Climate Adaptation Action for Critical Chesapeake Coastal Ecosystems
for the Toxic Free Maryland Initiative in which greater communications and advocacy capacity will be built to support legislative efforts to increase transparency and reporting of pesticide use in Maryland.