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Winter on a Sustainable Farm

Season Extension It may seem odd but today even most northern farms have some plants growing throughout the winter. Through the use hoop houses, low tunnels, and cold frames there’s a [...]

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Annual Day of Giving

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Hoes Down Harvest Festival

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Unique Pest Control Methods

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Raising Backyard Chickens

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Earth Day 2017

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Grow Good: 2017 Grants Awarded

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Gardening By Moon Calendar

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Spring Planting

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EcoFarm Conference 2017 Sponsorship

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Volunteer for 2017 Grant Review

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Giving Tuesday 2016

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Autumn Seasonal Eating

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Barnraiser Crowdfunding Project

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Berean Hill Farm: 2015 Grantee

Berean Hill Farm, based in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, was founded by Nancy Bjornard and Audrey Swanenberg in 2014. The farm is in the process of becoming Organically Certified and in 2015 received [...]

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Farm Diversification for Sustainability

DIVERSE DECISIONS Anyone who runs their own business knows that it’s important to find sustainable income streams. One way farmers can look to grow their business is through farm diversification. [...]

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Colchester Farm: 2015 Grantee

Colchester Farm Community Supported Agriculture is a nonprofit based on 15 acres of land. They grow a wide range of produce and also boast robust apprenticeship and educational programs for local [...]

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Etiquette at the Farmers Market

Supporting Local Growers Farmers markets are great. It’s a way we all can find natural, locally-sourced produce that supports local farmers. At The FruitGuys Community Fund we get to interact [...]

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FarmHers: Women in Ag

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Water Conservation: Helping Farmers Manage a Precious Resource

California’s drought has made headline news across the world over the last several years. Water conservation has been our mantra. And it looks like it’s working! In March 2016, Californians cut [...]

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Urban Farming: Bringing Farm-to-Table Home

People are becoming more aware of what they eat. Consumers are taking a more active interest in where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and who harvests it. This growing awareness is acutely [...]

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Funding for Small Sustainable Farms Breaks New Ground

Meet The FruitGuys Community Fund’s Class of 2016 This year, The FruitGuys Community Fund increased the number of grants awarded to small American farms and agricultural nonprofits to 10, [...]

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Join Us At the 2016 California Small Farm Conference

Sacramento March 6, 7 & 8 It’s almost time for the 2016 California Small Farm Conference! We’re looking forward to this annual event, gathering together with other sustainability [...]

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Barnraiser Project Launches Monday, Feb. 22!!

At The FruitGuys Community Fund we’re putting the finishing touches on our Barnraiser Project, a crowdfunding site dedicated to sustainable food and farming. This year, we are looking to [...]

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Small Grants, Big Impacts

Grantee farms progress on solar, soil, and pleasing pollinators. Reduced carbon footprints and record numbers of pollinators are just a couple highlights of the early results farms are reporting [...]

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From Seed to Need: Grants Awarded to Small Sustainable Farms

The FruitGuys Community Fund, a nonprofit fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, will award small American farms and agricultural nonprofits a total of $35,643 in 2015 for [...]

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Fresh Dirt

From bats and bees to soil and hedgerows, The FruitGuys Community Fund Class of 2014 reports on its projects The FruitGuys Community Fund, a nonprofit fiscally sponsored project of Community [...]

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Fresh Dirt: Harvest Season Updates

For small farms, harvest season brings to fruition months of thought, care, and toil. It marks the end of summer and is a time to celebrate the results of hard work. The recipients of The [...]

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Spotlight: Bountiful Hope Farms, 2014 grantee

Bountiful Hope Farms in Monroe, WI, was awarded a FruitGuys Community Fund grant of $2,750 in April 2014 for the installation of a drip irrigation system, hoop house construction, and printing of [...]

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