Micro-Grant Recipients List

Slow Food Utah has supported the following individuals, businesses, schools, and programs though the micro-grant program to date.

2014

  • Rose Park Elementary School – supplies for a Cooking in the Classroom program
  • Capricho Heirloom Beans – a seed-banking project focused on heirloom varieties of
  • beans
  • Danny Potts – workshops on wild foods and foraging
  • New Roots – refugee garden plots
  • Aaron Lee – a garden project featuring vegetable varieties of US presidents
  • Biocentric Brothers – mushroom growing business
  • Julie Clifford of Clifford Farms – a refrigerated van for farmer’s market business
  • Kayla Whidden – workshop on “food hubs”
  • Adam’s Heirlooms – urban farm
  • Rose Park Community Garden – wood and supplies for tables and benches at a
  • school/community garden
  • Cache High Alternative School – school garden and greenhouse
  • Murray Greenhouse Foundation – community garden greenhouse for
  • developmentally disabled
  • Mary and Robert Laine – beehives and honey equipment for farm in Cache Valley
  • Real Food Rising – a fruit harvesting program for youth with SLC Fruitshare
  • Avenues Community Garden – community garden

2013

  • Van Lewis and Blake Spalding – Hell’s Backbone Farm in Boulder, UT heritage corn project
  • Frank Whitby – City Beekeeping
  • Utah AIDS Foundation – Community Garden
  • Hillsdale Community Garden, West Valley City
  • The Burrito Project – Rico’s Foods/Frida Bistro
  • Brym’s Backyard Produce – Cache Valley Farm Project
  • Artists for Local Agriculture – Community Garden
  • New Roots Refugee Garden – International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake
  • Real Food Rising – Youth Farm Mob Project
  • Neighborhood House – Community Garden
  • Grace Mary Manor – Community Garden
  • Dale Thurber – Delectation of Tomatoes –Urban Farming and Heritage Tomato Preservation project

 2012

Catalyst Magazine’s contributing writer Adele Flail has chonicled the stories of many 2012 micro-grant awardees in each month’s issue. You can find her stories at the Catalyst Magazine’s website, starting here, and linked below.

2011

  • Tyler Montague – urban gardener
  • Kevin Nash – urban gardener
  • Dan Riddle  -  goat barn
  • Open Classroom – school garden
  • Appenzell Farm – purchase of piglets
  • Kyle Lore – NuNooz Pasta equipment
  • Clifford Family Farm – tractor purchase

2010

  • Dual Immersion Academy – school garden
  • City Academy – school garden beehives
  • Lau Family Farm – professional workshop
  • Larry Howell – small farmer in Cache Valley
  • Seeds of Hope -  seed saving/production, Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts
  • Terra Linda Elementary – school garden
  • B.U.G. Farms – urban gardens-based SPIN farming start-up

2009

  • City Academy – school garden
  • Neighborhood House – garden project
  • DasiWay Farm – high altitude vegetable production
  • Laura Holtrop – garden and seed saving project with Karen refugee community
  • First Unitarian Church -  community garden

2008

  • Riley Elementary (Salt Lake District) – school garden