(from the Portland Tribune) Portland-area nonprofit Schoolyard Farms launched a crowdfunding effort on Indiegogo today to raise money for a pilot farm at Candy Lane Elementary School in Milwaukie.
Schoolyard Farms hopes to plant small farms of an acre or more on school grounds, raising food to serve in each school’s cafeteria.
“Childhood obesity is at an all-time high and, yet, children are going hungry in Oregon,” says Courtney Leeds, director and founder of Schoolyard Farms.
The new group hopes to raise $17,000 over Indiegogo by Dec. 6.
For more information: www.indiegogo.com/projects/grow-schoolyard-farms.