1. New cooperation, support, sponsorship and agreements
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER and the Department of Development, Labor, and Entrepreneurship of the City of São Paulo signed an agreement whereby the Department will provide grants (USD 345.00/month – for one year) to some workers engaged in the Community Gardens Project.
2. Visits to the project in February, March and April 2014
February 13, 2014: Joselaine de S. Alves, Gildo Brasil, Regivanio Souza Brasil, Eliana Alves Santos – City of Nuporanga, State of São Paulo
February 13, 2014: Daniel Ferratoni, Lucila Fruchi de Matos, Mariana Roquette da Silva – Banco de Alimentos de Santos (a food provider NGO), State of São Paulo
February 17, 2014: Matheus Mendonça, Stephanie Pereira – publishing company Editora Abril, SP
February 18, 2014: Angelica Garcia – graduate research, University of São Paulo (USP)
February 26, 2014: Deise Hajpek – ASHOKA
March 18, 2014: Diego Galafassi – Stockholm University, Sweden
March 20, 2014: Michael Dee Sylvester, Jacob Lovelaely – Athletes in Action – Los Angeles, USA
April 14, 2014: Patricia Byngton – Energy Company Eletropaulo/Social Responsibility Department
April 29, 2014: Shira Gitomer – Geneva Global, Wayne (PA), USA
Pedro Luiz Barboza de Almeida and Ana Flávia de Freitas – Researchers
Atito Prem – Freelancer
Vanessa Máximo – College student at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU)
3. Media coverage on the Community Gardens Project
Two television reports have been produced.
Click here to see the report by Terra Viva/Band television network.
Watch the report done by Reporter Eco/TV Cultura, aired on April 13, 2014.
For other news stories, access our channel on YouTube.
4. Major donations in cash
- Caixa Econômica Federal – already existing contract – USD 7,272.00 – for February, March, and April 2014
- Cargill Foundation – already existing contract –USD 7,272.00 – for February, March, and April 2014
- Services delivered by CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER – USD 3,410.00 (gardening and presentations)
5. For the month to come we need resources in cash amounting to
- USD 2,050.00 – purchase of inputs and materials like agricultural limestone, organic compost, irrigation hoses, two high-pressure irrigation pumps, two 6mm electric cable reels
- USD 2,280.00 – one irrigation system for a 3,500 square-meter garden
- You can contribute with USD 80.00 to buy seeds and seedlings for the Community Gardens Project.