Capital Public Radio Endowment


The specific and primary purpose of this corporation shall be to operate a nonprofit charitable corporation for the financial support of Capital Public Radio, Inc., a California nonprofit benefit corporation.

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Programs

Description
Healthy Eating. Healthy Communities. Building a Sustainable Food Future - The Garden Project will offer:
- Educational opportunities for children and adults to learn what healthy food is, how it grows, and where it comes from through experiential, place-based garden activities
- A vital link in helping develop and communicate lifelong healthy eating habits through a hands-on curriculum that will teach students about food and nutrition through multi-cultural lesson plans integrated with the academic disciplines
- Opportunities to help the Sacramento community learn how it can contribute to its broader, regional food shed and amplify the idea of "eating local"
- Opportunities to create a community garden legacy whose mission is to inform, inspire and educate the benefits of eating healthy for future generations
- Capital Public Radio Endowment is investing in The GardenProject
Budget
$150,000
Program Successes
Develop collaborative partnerships with select local food banks to share food grown in our garden with those in need. Performance metrics for the CapRadio:
- The Garden is in place and we are in our third year of planting; spring 2018 is growing.
- In 2017, we donated over 2,500 pounds of produce.
- The Garden serves as an educational tool for Sacramento schools; we have an on-going relationship with the Sacramento County Office of Education's Special Education Program at Leo Palmiter High School who provide planting and maintenance of the garden during the school year.
- The Garden provides fresh produce to the Sac State Food Closet where students in need may access fresh vegetables and fruits free of charge.
- The Garden serves as an educational tool for Sac State students in the Sustainability Program.
- The Garden has a community advisory committee that provides support for planting, maintenance and care.
- CapRadio Bees have a separate advisory committee led by Bee Keeper (and City Councilman) Jeff Harris, to assist with bee keeping and honey production; more than 110 pounds of honey was harvested in 2017.