We are especially thankful to our partners in Tioga County NY who made this year's pilot possible:
- Department of Social Services Summer Youth Employment team and BOCES. Especially noteworthy is Valerie Nitti who held the vision and made it happen!
- Floyd Hooker Foundation caught the fire and funded a significant percent of Project GROW's portion of the expenses.
- Bradford County PA is slated to come on board in 2014. We received significant help for Project GROW in 2013 and 2014 from United Way of Bradford County. Penn State Cooperative Extension and Bradford County Conservation District stepped up!
- Rose Miller and Andy Brammer of the Miller Estate created access for Project GROW's Youth Training Initiative for the summer, essential! A legal basis for continuing this mutually beneficial arrangement is in the works.
- Without the support of our two school systems' greenhouses and their staff and students, David Steinfelt at Athens and Tim Wolcott at Waverly, we wouldn't have gorgeous heirlooms to grow.
- The members of the Board of Directors of Project GROW and of our mother organization Reinhabitory Institute provided solid support.
- The directors of our first Youth Training Initiative, (alphabetical) David Chamberlain (Treebeard or Hittakonanaulax), Destiny Kinal, Rose Lerche, and Joe Mullen invented this program as we went. SEED is a record of our six weeks together.