Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grant For the Youth Horticulture Project

This year’s EBT program is being managed by market member Youth Horticulture Project (YHP), a 4-H program based out of UVM Extension’s office and 1-acre farm in Brattleboro. Under a grant from New England Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE), YHP and their youth employees will operate the EBT machine, create new outreach materials for market customers who use food benefits and debit cards, and write an EBT manual including operation, troubleshooting, and marketing. The project is supported by the BAFM, Post Oil Solutions, Early Education Services, the Drop-In Center, and Lilac Ridge Farm.

We hope that you’ll have some good ideas about incentives to encourage food stamp and debit use at market too! Questions and suggestions may be directed to the BAFM EBT committee:

Lori Schreier (chair)
Cathi Wilken
Liz Kenton

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