What Is Cultivating Change?
Cultivating Change is a local farm grant program offered by Greener Fields Together. It aims to fund projects and pursuits that will help local farmers do what they’re best at: farming. Qualified growers and aggregators are able to win up to $30,000 annually through an online voting platform and peer review panel. PPC Farms placed second in the peer review panel category, and was awarded $10,000 for is proposal to use floating row covers in brassica and cucurbit production in south Texas. Our on-farm research coordinator and public relations director, Lois Kim, received a surprise phone call via Greener Fields Together's Facebook Live on the day of the announcement, and the entire office was completely blown away by the good news. We will update you on how the floating row covers can be adapted to improve organic farming in our subtropical temperature.