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Hazon Announces 2016-17 Grant Recipients

Mazel tov to the 2016-2017 Hazon mini-grant recipients. We received 22 very competitive applications. After a thorough review, our Colorado Advisory Board allocated $20,000 to 11 organizations. Combined, these projects are expected to reach and benefit more than 15,000 people in our community! Read a bit about the recipients and their inspirational projects below.

Ahavah Farm – To help this “beyond organic” farm obtain water rights so that it can continue to provide a CSA and door-to-door delivery to the Denver Jewish community.

Boulder Food Rescue – To help Jewish organizations in Boulder donate the abundance of leftover prepared foods from their events to needy in the community.

Chabad of NW Metro Denver – To help expand Camp Kind, a one-week summer camp where campers visit a local farm, local soup kitchen, learn composting, and make crafts with recycled materials.

Congregation Bonai Shalom – For two family Shabbaton programs that incorporate food justice, animal welfare, food waste, environmental sustainability, and gardening learning and activities.

Ekar Farm – To support the “Growing and Giving” program that engages volunteers in growing and harvesting local, organic food for donation to Kavod (Jewish senior housing).

Hebrew Educational Alliance Preschool – To enhance their Kitchen Science program by implementing a school-wide compost program, adding a rain barrel, and adding more food-related educational programs and activities.

Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC – For expanding the farm to include a Tzedakah Garden, which will grow food for donation and be a space to engage volunteers and JCC summer campers.

Moishe House Boulder – For a number of “greening” projects, including transitioning to green cleaning supplies, increasing biking, eliminating waste at events, and strengthening their existing garden.

Ramah in the Rockies – For significant expansion of their composting system and creation of complementary educational materials, which will reduce food waste and enhance their farming program.

Sustainable Skoolie Adventure – To help build the Sustainable Skoolie bus, support their online sustainability resources library, and for hands-on sustainable living workshops in the Jewish community.

Wabash Farmette at Denver Jewish Day School – For a “JOFEE pod,” a shade and storage structure housing supplies to support permaculture farming, environmental education, and safe food processing.

About Becky O'Brien

Hazon is America's largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O'Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.

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