Growing Community Award
We are pleased to announce the winner of GardenShare's 2015 Growing Community Award:
Bob Washo and Flip Filippi
of littleGrasse Foodworks!
Join us as GardenShare honors Bob and Flip:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
TAUNY, Main Street, Canton
No admission charge - join us to celebrate Bob and Flip's work, have some chili and corn bread and connect with old and new friends working on food, hunger, and sustainability issues.
Each year GardenShare recognizes an individual or organization whose efforts strengthen food security in northern New York State.
Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others.
Bob is a force in the local food movement in the Canton area, and in educating people about the benefits of growing and eating locally. He and his partner, Flip, own and operate littleGrasse Foodworks, a "garden project" that welcomes all people genuinely interested in gaining more knowledge of food issues, preservation techniques, and gardening skills. Their CSA encourages a meaningful connection with the foods participants consume daily, and requires member involvement in the garden during the growing season. Bob is chair of the Canton Sustainability Committee and served on the steering committee for Local Food, Local Places. He and Flip enthusiastically engage area college students, y
oung children, and the elderly,
helping them appreciate the advantages and challenges of growing and consuming locally.