I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Now that the garden is at rest, I have some time to search for funding for our many projects here at Amazing Heart Farm. Several days ago, I received an e-mail from Rain Bird encouraging us to apply for their Intelligent Use of Water Award. Using their words, “The Intelligent Use of Water Awards is an interactive grant program that awards funds to water conservation and environmental sustainability projects that promote green spaces. A global initiative, any Internet user can submit a project via the Intelligent Use of Water Awards website at http://www.iuowawards.com and promote it within his or her own community. All projects can be anonymously voted upon by visitors (one vote a day per project, per individual user), and the projects with the most votes will receive funding from Rain Bird according to their funding category.”
Yesterday we submitted a project to build a small irrigation pond that will be store the overflow from our well and to build a corresponding irrigation system. Today we found out that our projected has been accepted by the folks at Rain Bird. Now, to help us meet our project goals, we need your vote! You can vote once a day through March 1st, 2011. To vote:
- Click on the following link: http://www.iuowawards.com/Projects.aspx#search
- enter Amazing Heart Farm into the search
- click on the thumbs up sign to vote for our project
To increase our chances of winning, please pass along this information to anyone you know who might want to help out!