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The revolution starts in the garden. Your garden.

Let's reverse climate change together! Reversing climate change starts with local, organic agriculture. Permaculture, Soil, Carbon, Aquaponics, Master Gardeners, Canning, All relevant areas of expertise to help us transform global environmental issues.

How does your expertise help reverse global environmental issues and health?

At Alfrea, our core mission is to make fresh, organic, sustainably grown food available to all. We help people find space to garden and raise livestock, and we connect growers to experts who can help them succeed. We also aim to create a space where people can share conversation and information that supports their efforts. Here’s how:

The Alfrea Community Forums

Join Alfrea, and get instant access to a community of people who share your passion for the environment. Talk about everything from building raised beds to growing the juiciest tomatoes, from cultivating rich soils to treating pests. Ask questions about the things that matter most, like eliminating food waste and reducing your carbon footprint. Meet your neighbors and become part of an international community of people who are committed to saving the planet, one garden at a time.

Grants

Sustainable Communities Projects, USDA

Full details at Grant Details

Award amount: up to $160,000

Application closes: March 29, 2017

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs

Green Acres this program offers funding to help New Jersey governments and non-profits acquire land and develop parks and other open spaces. Deadline is February 15, 2017

Click Here for Green Acres details

Sustainable Jersey is offering a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program. Funding provided through PSE&G Foundation, 30 schools are eligible to receiving $2,000 grants each. Deadline is February 3, 2017

Click Here for Sustainable New Jersey details

The Alfrea Community Calendar

Across America and around the world, like-minded people are hosting events designed to educate and inspire others on our collective journey to a sustainable future. Here at Alfrea, we aim to collect all of these events in one place. Whether you’re homesteading in Maine or market gardening in California, you’ll find something here for you. From climate change protests and heirloom seed swaps to canning classes and urban gleaning expeditions, we post all kind of events on our calendar. Post yours today.

The Alfrea Blog

On the Alfrea blog, we aim to share relevant information that supports and encourages our members as they grow their own food. We write about pressing environmental issues, and we give you practical solutions you can implement in your own garden. If you’re concerned about colony collapse disorder, we help you plant flowers that support bees; if you’re wondering how to have that first conversation with your land sharing partner, we provide suggestions. Have an idea? Email us! Check out the blog today.

Ag Lease 101

This website helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several various situations. Ag Lease 101 was created by and is maintained by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee. You can contact them through their website for additional information.

Grounded in Philly

The Garden Justice Legal Initiative at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and 596 Acres in Brooklyn, NY came together in late 2012 to start developing Grounded in Philly and collaborate on making vacant space available to communities in Philadelphia.