San Francisco 2016 Community Award Winners

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San Francisco Judges:

Celeste Souza, Publisher – Natural Awakenings East Bay

Pat Lynch, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief -

Shane Zisman, VP of Operations - Global Family Farms

1st Place Winner: PreetiRang Sanctuary

PreetiRang Sanctuary: PreetiRang was founded on May 5, 2013, and is managed by a husband and wife team of former Silicon Valley professionals who have now devoted their efforts to animal care/welfare/rights and promoting the vegan way of living.


Congratulations to our San Francisco Finalists:

Daily Acts Organization: Daily Acts is a grassroots non-profit whose inspiring sustainability education programs help reconnect people to each other and to their own power to make a difference. For the past 15 years, we have taught people how to grow food and habitat, reduce “waste”, harvest the rain, reuse greywater, and tend chickens, bees, and community through hundreds of tours, talks, workshops, and volunteer events. Grounded in the core belief that small actions have big impacts, Daily Acts focuses on home-scale, low-cost, people-powered solutions that support more connected and resilient communities.

Parents for a Safer Environment (PASE): Parents for a Safer Environment (PASE) is a volunteer organization that has worked for over 14 years with the goal to prevent chronic illness in people, pets, wildlife and the environment from exposures that could have been prevented. We have worked on numerous environmental heath issues, such as cleaning products and nutrition. However, in the past decade, we have focused primarily on helping communities wean off of toxic pesticides in parks and schools.

Veggielution: The East San José neighborhood of Mayfair is a vibrant neighborhood, rich in cultural and culinary traditions and characterized by diverse entrepreneurial and informal food businesses. Veggielution’s Eastside Grange project will bring local residents and foodpreneurs together at our 6-acre community farm through an outdoor market; cooking classes; live music; a commercial food truck kitchen. We will design a diverse and innovative roster of technical assistance and mentorship programs to support and complement the incubator kitchen. Part of the Veggielution farm stand will serve as a co-working space for entrepreneurs to work on business planning and recipe development.

City Slicker Farms: Please help City Slicker Farms build a new garden for a homeless shelter and community center in West Oakland. The center provides essential services to improve the quality of life for at-risk seniors and preschoolers in Oakland, and has been on our waiting list for a garden. $5,000 will fund a new garden with raised beds and a fruit tree, and support gardeners with two years of mentoring, seedlings, soil, and gardening supplies.