Urban Farming™ and Farm Credit have partnered to help support Community and Residential Gardens across the United States!
Farm Credit (www.farmcredit.com) has partnered with Urban Farming™, providing a generous grant to help support over 25 standard sized, 20 by 20 foot Urban Farming Community Gardens™ and 1,000 residential gardens across the United States that are a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain®! The donation will help to feed an estimated 137,000 people. This exciting partnership is especially close to the heart of Taja Sevelle, Recording Artist and Founder of Urban Farming™. In a recent interview, Taja shared: “I lived on a farm for three years in my early teens, before signing my record deal with Prince. I was driving trucks and tractors when I was 13 and I appreciate the work that farmers around the United States and the world put into bringing fresh food to our tables. It is important to know where your food comes from and to support your local farmers!”
The donation to Urban Farming™ from Farm Credit will help fund 5,000 plants and seeds packets for the 2012 Urban Farming Free Plant Giveaways™, which helps over 1,000 people start their own gardens as a part of the “Urban Farming 100 Million Families and Friends Campaign™. Each new garden becomes a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain®. Gardens are a great inspiration for families to eat healthier and to include fresh produce in their meals.
For 95 years Farm Credit’s mission has been to provide a reliable source of credit for American agriculture by making loans to qualified borrowers at competitive rates.
The Farm Credit System is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Farm Credit provides loans, leases and related services to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives.
Congress established the System in 1916 to provide a reliable source of credit for the nation's farmers and ranchers. Today, the System provides more than one-third of the credit needed by those who live and work in rural America.
Farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, rural homeowners and rural utilities depend on the Farm Credit System’s funding and services to produce the high quality food and agricultural products enjoyed in the United States and around the globe.
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