Announcing the Farmer & Artist’s Grants Recipients

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Achillea Endeavours is thrilled to announce the winners of our new farmer’s and artist’s grants. Those of at Achillea Endeavours want to thank each and every one of you for your applications. We received 21 applications in total. 16 were submitted for the Farmer’s Grant and 5 for the Artist’s grant.

All of the proposals were excellent and we loved all the projects so much. Proposals covered much ‘ground’.  We had projects that focused on soil improvement, research, grain preservation and bee survival. From a teen novel to puppetry, we also received quite the bouquet of creative endeavours. In fact, it was such a difficult decision to make that we needed an extra day to choose the recipients!

After much deliberation, we are very happy to announce the recipient of the Farmer’s Grant is going to Rock’s End Farm and their project Our Ecological Fibreshed: A Fibre Arts Workshop Series.

The Artist’s grant is going to Marc Walter and his Butterfly and Insect Hotels installation at Franktown House Flowers Farm.

Once again, thank you to all who submitted applications. We are inspired and heartened by all your amazing project ideas. We look forward to our next round of fundraising efforts to help create a culture of support for Ottawa area farmers and artists who care for the land and people’s relationship to it.

Sincerely,

Sylvie Richard, Nick Aplin & Amber Westfall

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