SUPPORTING PARTNERS

These partners provide us financial and in-kind support. Our financial sustainability is dependent on the relationships we have with these partners. 

Missouri Foundation for Health The majority of SBLG's financial support is currently provided by a 5-year grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.

Missouri Foundation for Health

The majority of SBLG's financial support is currently provided by a 5-year grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.

Missouri River Communities Network The Missouri River Communities Network administers the Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Project; through our partnership with MRCN is able to host two AmeriCorps members as full-time Garden Educators each year. See MRCN Newsletter!

Missouri River Communities Network

The Missouri River Communities Network administers the Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps Project; through our partnership with MRCN is able to host two AmeriCorps members as full-time Garden Educators each year.

See MRCN Newsletter!

Southern Boone School District The district generously provides us with space (and water) for all of our garden sites! Additionally, the Southern Boone teachers and administration are consistently supportive of and committed to incorporating garden education into their school day.

Southern Boone School District

The district generously provides us with space (and water) for all of our garden sites! Additionally, the Southern Boone teachers and administration are consistently supportive of and committed to incorporating garden education into their school day.

The City of Ashland, MO             The City of Ashland serves as our fiscal agent, and manages the disbursement of our MFH grant funds.

The City of Ashland, MO            

The City of Ashland serves as our fiscal agent, and manages the disbursement of our MFH grant funds.

Columbia Community Garden Coalition The Community Garden Coalition provides us, and other Boone county gardeners, with a network of volunteers and support, as well as yearly donations of seeds and garden supplies.

Columbia Community Garden Coalition

The Community Garden Coalition provides us, and other Boone county gardeners, with a network of volunteers and support, as well as yearly donations of seeds and garden supplies.

Southern Boone County Parent Teachers Asociation The Southern Boone County PTA provides financial support in the form of small grants, and as an organization speaks on behalf of programs like the Learning Garden that benefit students.

Southern Boone County Parent Teachers Asociation

The Southern Boone County PTA provides financial support in the form of small grants, and as an organization speaks on behalf of programs like the Learning Garden that benefit students.


Community Partners

These are the partners we work hand in hand with to improve our schools and community. We could not reach our community goals without their support.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture We partner frequently with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture as a whole, and specifically with their Outdoor Classroom Program. With similar missions, we collaborate on lessons and activities, events, public outreach, and much more.

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

We partner frequently with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture as a whole, and specifically with their Outdoor Classroom Program. With similar missions, we collaborate on lessons and activities, events, public outreach, and much more.

Opaa! Food Management, Inc.           We are so grateful to work in a school district served by Opaa! The Learning Garden regularly provides produce for school lunches, hosts taste tests, and will be partnering with Opaa! this year for our second annual Dine in the Dirt fundraiser!

Opaa! Food Management, Inc.          

We are so grateful to work in a school district served by Opaa! The Learning Garden regularly provides produce for school lunches, hosts taste tests, and will be partnering with Opaa! this year for our second annual Dine in the Dirt fundraiser!

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing Each semester two senior nursing students join us in the Learning Garden for their community capstone project. Not only do we benefit from their assistance in the garden, but their research provides us with enormously beneficial data on our work!

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing

Each semester two senior nursing students join us in the Learning Garden for their community capstone project. Not only do we benefit from their assistance in the garden, but their research provides us with enormously beneficial data on our work!

Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services PHHS oversees and administers many public health initiatives throughout the county. Our main partnerships occur through the Healthy Lifestyles and Health Disparities action teams, and the Fit-Tastic Program.

Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services

PHHS oversees and administers many public health initiatives throughout the county. Our main partnerships occur through the Healthy Lifestyles and Health Disparities action teams, and the Fit-Tastic Program.

University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs Students from the Truman School of Public Affairs, a part of University of Missouri, research, find, and help us write grants to fund and support the work of the Learning Garden. We benefit greatly from their knowledge and expertise!

University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

Students from the Truman School of Public Affairs, a part of University of Missouri, research, find, and help us write grants to fund and support the work of the Learning Garden. We benefit greatly from their knowledge and expertise!

PedNet Coalition                                   Columbia's PedNet organization has been instrumental in helping the Learning Garden establish a Walking School Bus program in Ashland.

PedNet Coalition                                  

Columbia's PedNet organization has been instrumental in helping the Learning Garden establish a Walking School Bus program in Ashland.

University of Missouri Extension      Extension is an invaluable resource for us in all of our farm-to-school and healthy lifestyles endeavors. The information and network of support provided by a university extension as strong as Mizzou's is a major asset to our garden and community.  

University of Missouri Extension     

Extension is an invaluable resource for us in all of our farm-to-school and healthy lifestyles endeavors. The information and network of support provided by a university extension as strong as Mizzou's is a major asset to our garden and community.

 


If you are with an organization we currently work with and do not see your organization on our list, or if you are with an organization that would like to work with us in the future, please don't hesitate to Contact Us. We recognize and acknowledge the value of networking and wish to help spread the message of other similar-minded organizations.