FALL FARM & FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
Community Partnerships Supporting the work of EduCulture!
Our "Call" for Bainbridge One Call for All, An Island Tradition
Exciting News! By now, Bainbridge Islanders will have received your red envelope in the mail outlining the many worthy non-profit organizations eligible for donations. This year, EduCulture is one of five featured partner agencies in the One Call for All campaign. Read a feature article about EduCulture in a recent issue of the Bainbridge Review.
One Call for All is becoming a vital source of underwriting for our edible education programs. We are honored to be part of this important Island institution of giving and encourage you to support it. Help EduCulture seed our locally grown and student sown edible education programs in 2013-14! To contribute online, please follow this link
; EduCulture is listed under Youth Services and Organizations.
Harbour Public House Launches Fall Matching Campaign for EduCulture
More Exciting News!
Harbour Public House is partnering with EduCulture on a fundraising campaign to benefit our edible education programs. For every dollar donated to EduCulture directly or through One Call for All, the Pub will contribute one dollar, matching up to $7500 in contributions.
We are grateful to Jeff & Jocelyn Waite for their thoughtful and meaningful act of community commitment, caring and philanthropy. So enjoy a meal or two at the Pub this fall, and while you're there, enjoy the article about EduCulture on the new fall menu. And please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to EduCulture that can be generously matched by Harbour Pub! Please be sure to indicate "Pub" on your donation form or check so that it is matched. If you have already donated, it is not too late! Just contact One Call for All and indicate that you would like your donation linked to the Pub campaign.
Follow this link for more information on this Special Community Partnership
Supporting EduCulture Directly
We are deeply grateful for the generous donations our supporters make directly to EduCulture. For every dollar donated this fall to EduCulture directly, or through One Call for All, the Harbour Public House will contribute one dollar, matching up to $7500 in contributions. Please mark "Pub" on your donation form or check so we can track these matching donations.
Donate directly by check or paypal through our website. Checks can be made payable to Global Source Education, and mailed to EduCulture at Global Source, PO Box 11316, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110. Contribute through our Website Here
Our 2014 Funding Wish List
Our ambitious fundraising goal of $70,000 will underwrite essential program priorities for 2014:
Building vital infrastructure for our demonstration plot & learning center at Butler Green Farms on Morales Farm
Enchancing and enriching our heritage education programs at Historic Suyematsu Farms
Launching the phase of teacher training and program planning for our Edible Democracy Project
Piloting our Specialization in Edible Education Courses with Antioch University Seattle
Piloting our Only What We Can Carry Teacher Institute
Sending our 2014 Bainbridge Island Delegation to Manzanar
Launching our Foodshed to Table Dinner Series
We are seeking a bright and earnest high school or college intern interest in local history and heritage. An internship position is open to work with our Only What We Can Carry Project. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in social studies, with strong organizational skills. This is ideal for a high school senior project. Contact us for more information
Do you have an enthusiasm for teaching and sharing through edible education and heritage education. EduCulture is building a docent program to support our farm-school partnership programs. Contact us for more information
Volunteer opportunities are ongoing. We have several exciting projects cooking for next season that we need assistance in establishing and building. Contact us for more information
At EduCulture, our programs thrive on a strong network of valued relationships, from the farm to the school to the community. The bridge we help to build are only are strong as these pillars of support. We are grateful to so many people who make our work at EduCulture possible:
(In Memoriam) Akio Suyematsu, Suyematsu Farms
Brian McWhorter, Butler Green Farms
Betsey Wittick, Laughing Crow Farm & Bainbridge Vineyards
Karen Selvar, Bainbridge Island Farms
Mike Paulson & Carol Rolph, Paulson Farms
Mike Lempriere, Perennial Vintners
Craig & Alice Skipton, Steve Romein & Ty Cramer, Heyday Farms
Bainbridge Island School District
BISD Food & Nutrition Services
Island Coop Preschool
Antioch University Seattle
One Call for All
City of Bainbridge Island
Friends of the Farms
Bainbridge Island History Museum
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
JANM Visit Planning Committee
Harbour House Pub
The Food Shed
Bay Hay & Feed
Grover's Creek Hatchery, Suquamish Tribe
Our Fall EduCulture Team
A special thank you to those to stepped up to support EduCulture in special ways this summer and fall:
Nick Poccia, Fall Edible Education Fellow, did an excellent job leading fall farm-school classes. We wish you the best.
Kristie Smith, Fall Edible Education Intern and BHS Alum, did a super job leading our Pumpkin Patch program. Best wishes in your new position with Gilda's Club.
Heidi Urish, Farm-School Advisor and Former Intern, brought her talents to the table to lead our Farm-School Classes with Island Coop Preschool.
Deep gratitude to Katie McDonald, who joined EduCulture earlier this year to help, manage our office, lead edible ed classes, launch our new website, and made many other valuable contributions. We wish you well in following your dreams.
Special welcome our new office manager Cindy Vandersluis, who has done an impressive job filling Katie's shoes and managing our fall program season. We are glad to have your steady presence.
Gerard & Jo Ann Bentryn
Lilly & Joe Kodama
The Suyematsu Family
Estate of Akio Suyematsu
Jeff & Jocelyn Waite
Ryan, Russell and Paul at Morales Farm
Butler Green & Laughing Crow Farm Interns Taylor, Emily, Sean and Zach
To all those throughout the local community and beyond who continue to support our work in so many wonderful ways - thank you!