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Opening Bell and Other Updates
The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.
A Message From Crimmins Family Farm
Just wanted to let the market know that after this week’s listing, we will be taking a two week break and recuperate!! We won’t list again until Sunday, December 2 (for pickup on Dec. 7)
We currently have ~30 items listed, many greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. If folks are interested in our ‘Perry county’ organic produce for both pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day meals, this would be the week to order.
Anyway, just an FYI and thanks for all ya’ll do. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
TEDxTalk At Hendrix College
I am writing on behalf of TEDxHendrixCollege, a student organization at Hendrix that hosts conversation surrounding the amazing talks found at TED.com. If you are unfamiliar with TED, it is an international nonprofit committed to ideas worth spreading. In their annual conferences they bring together remarkable people to talk about their work in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, the arts, non-profits, and many others. These talks are made available online for free to the global community. TEDx means an independently organized TED event. Each month our organization hosts a discussion surrounding a certain topic, moderated by a professor or community member who is an expert.
It is an important goal for our organization to not just hold conversations for Hendrix students, but also for Conway community members. We want bridge the gab between Hendrix and Conway to get the most diverse group of opinions on the subject. On Thursday November 15th at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting an event on the Hendrix campus surround the question, “What is Beauty?” Art History professor Rod Miller will moderate the discussion. We would be honored if you and the members of Conway Locally Grown would join us for this event. It will be held in the Mills Center for Social Sciences just North of the campus auditorium and South of the library off Washington Ave. There will be a short reception after the event where you can meet students and continue the discussion. We hope you will be able to join us!
Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.
Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $15 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1740.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1912.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.
Have a great day!