3rd Annual Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Food and Stories Fundraiser

This evening is a great opportunity to sample the culinary skills of a broad range of the most creative local restaurants in our region. Restaurants include The Warehouse COS, Pizzeria Rustica/TAPAteria/Smørbrød, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Immerse Cuisine, The Wobbly Olive, Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, and more. Come join us for some great small plate dishes, a complementary beverage, lively conversation, and inspiring stories from recipients of our 2018 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants including Flying Pig Farm, Concrete Couch Hillside Garden Project, and the Fresh Food Connect team at Colorado Springs Food Rescue. And while you are enjoying this great food, you are helping fuel the Jerald Bridgman Education Fund for 2019 and beyond!

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Jerald Bridgman Education Fund is Slow Food Pikes Peak’s initiative to support innovative food system education efforts in the Pikes Peak Region. The Jerald Bridgman Education Fund underwrites educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region while meeting the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean and Fair Food for All”.

2018 Education Fund Grant Applications open

We are looking to open the door for applications for the 2018 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants on March 1st. Applications will need to be back in our hands by March 31st.

We will once again be looking for innovative ideas related to food education in the Pikes Peak Region that match the Slow Food objectives of good, clean, and fair food for all.  These grants (up to $1000) are intended to support educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region.
If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please let them know that these grants will be coming soon and we encourage submissions from our whole community. Applications are welcomed from our region (Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller counties).

Second Annual Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Benefit

Come join us for some great nibbles, a touch of fine wine, and the great stories of the recipients of our 2017 grants. AND you can help plant the seeds for the 2018 grants to come!

Tickets are $40 and available at: Eventbrite

4:00 – 5:30 Social time – eat, drink, and mingle

5:30 – 6:30 Program – 2017 grantees

6:30 – 7:00 Social time

Each participant will get 1 flight of 3 high end wines donated from a private local cellar plus locally made Charcuterie along with dips, spreads and other appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

In addition, further tastings of other high end wines can be purchased for $9 per flight of 3, or $12 for a 6 ounce pour of any of the sampled wines. Wines will be curated by Dirk Stamp of The Wine Seller, and Chris West of Colorado Wine Events. Drinks will also be available from The Warehouse’s fine wine list or from their Happy Hour selections, which they will extend for the duration of this event.

A list of the wines available for the tastings will be published ahead of the event.

2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Awardee – Mountain Song Community School

We are happy to announce that Mountain Song Community School is an awardee under our 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund. This grant is to provide funding to purchase an apple press for the school and to add apple trees to their orchard (joining the trees already in place). An educator workshop will also be part of this effort.

We would also like to thank those who helped fund the 2017 grants with their generous donations of time, facilities and great food: The Warehouse Restaurant, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Adams Mountain Cafe, the Sourdough Boulangerie, Tapateria/Pizzeria Rustica, AspenPointe Cafe, and The Flying Carrot.

And if you want to support Slow Food Pikes Peaks 2018 Education Fund grant cycle and support our community growth in good, clean, and fair food, you can donate right now on our home page, or join us in the fall at our fundraiser!

2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Awardee – Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Patience Kabwasa
Program Director
Colorado Springs Food Rescue

We are happy to announce that Colorado Springs Food Rescue is an awardee under our 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund. This grant is to support their 2017​ ​Full Circle Food Team Development program.  FCFT Interns/mentors manage a no-cost healthy food distribution program at Atlas Preparatory School, providing 15,000+ pounds of healthy groceries to over 2,000 unique individuals.

We would also like to thank those who helped fund the 2017 grants with their generous donations of time, facilities and great food: The Warehouse Restaurant, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Adams Mountain Cafe, the Sourdough Boulangerie, Tapateria/Pizzeria Rustica, AspenPointe Cafe, and The Flying Carrot.

And if you want to support Slow Food Pikes Peaks 2018 Education Fund grant cycle and support our community growth in good, clean, and fair food, you can donate right now on our home page, or join us in the fall at our fundraiser!

2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Awardee – Mobile Seed Library

We are happy to announce that Sophie Javna and Rebecca Glazer  are awardees under our 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund. This grant is to support their effort to build a Mobile Seed Library that can hitch a ride behind a bicycle to schools in their neighborhood. We look forward to seeing it rolling down the driveway at Prospect Farm or zipping by us on its way to school!

We would also like to thank those who helped fund the 2017 grants with their generous donations of time, facilities and great food: The Warehouse Restaurant, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Adams Mountain Cafe, the Sourdough Boulangerie, Tapateria/Pizzeria Rustica, AspenPointe Cafe, and The Flying Carrot.

And if you want to support Slow Food Pikes Peaks 2018 Education Fund grant cycle and support our community growth in good, clean, and fair food, you can donate right now on our home page, or join us in the fall at our fundraiser!

2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Awardee – Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

We are happy to announce that Pikes Peak Urban Gardens is an awardee under our 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund. This grant is to support their effort to build a community garden for the downtown and near-downtown neighborhood. We look forward to seeing a community garden grow at the corner of Boulder and El Paso on that ground behind us in the photo above!

For more information or to donate to Pikes Peak Urban Gardens, visit their website.

We would also like to thank those who helped fund the 2017 grants with their generous donations of time, facilities and great food: The Warehouse Restaurant, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Adams Mountain Cafe, the Sourdough Boulangerie, Tapateria/Pizzeria Rustica, AspenPointe Cafe, and The Flying Carrot.

And if you want to support Slow Food Pikes Peaks 2018 Education Fund grant cycle and support our community growth in good, clean, and fair food, you can donate right now on our home page, or join us in the fall at our fundraiser!

 

2017 Education Fund Grant Applications Open

Applications are open for the 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Grants. These grants (up to $1000) are intended to support educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region while meeting the Slow Food mission of “Good, clean, fair food for all”.  Residents of the Pikes Peak Region (Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, Teller counties) are encouraged to apply for 2017 grants. Awards will be announced by June 1, 2017 and are expected to be used before May 30, 2018.

Details are included in the application form at: 2017 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Application

Send completed applications to pikespeakco@slowfoodusa.org by March 31st of 2017. Please forward questions to pikespeakco@slowfoodusa.org.