This week at The Farm & the 100th Row

It’s been an incredible week at The Farm with almost too much to capture, but here’s a quick look at everything that took place over past couple of weeks. Gary’s Weekly Update Mid-Week We are truly thankful for all of the people who serve on behalf of their company or organization during the week.  This week we had the pleasure of hosting… Friends from Walmart Finance FPMO Together they planted over 200 tomatoes & ensured that we’ll have a steady harvest of tomato plants over the summer.  It is so encouraging to participate with such a great group of...

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January Cobblestone Project Update

The Farm The 2011 season for The Farm is underway! It is hard to believe the opportunities that have presented themselves over the past few months and we are truly excited about what is ahead. We are excited to announce that the Cobblestone Project Farm is moving to Fayetteville.  New Heights Church in Fayetteville has graciously donated the use of 10 acres of their land in West Fayetteville to be the new home of the farm. This move will greatly expand the scope of The Farm to include:  expanded food production capacity, work share programs to create commerce & jobs,...

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Tyson Foods Hunger Relief helping Cobblestone Project Gathering & Distribution Efforts

We are happy to announce that Tyson Foods has begun partnering with the Gathering & Distribution efforts of the Cobblestone Project.  This food is picked up and then directly distributed to food pantries & shelters across Northwest Arkansas as well being added to the efforts of The Garden initiative. This is so important because the protien sources that Tyson Foods adds is vital to ensuring that healthy meals can be offered to those facing hunger and food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas.  In a Washington Post story titled “Poverty Drains Nutrition From Family...

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Walmart & Sam’s Club ISD Coat Drive yields big results, but this is only 1/2 of the story…

It’s been a true pleasure to get to know Joshua Segraves. His passion for making a difference in the world is incredible, so when he called two weeks ago we couldn’t let this story go without being told. This story is about how people can make a difference in the world around them by just taking that first step. So, we asked Joshua to tell the story in his own words. Enjoy…it’s incredible. From Joshua Segraves… Our team had recently formed a committee entitled “meaningful work”, to which I was assigned. Just what is meaningful work, anyway? We...

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Sleeping Bags with a lot of love already in them…

Huge thank you to Melanie Allen from Disney Consumer Products for helping to coordinate the donation of some children’s and adults sleeping bags for the Cobblestone Project to distribute. First of all, why are sleeping bags so valuable?  There are so many ways that they are used… 1.  Seven Hills Homeless Shelter can distribute them at their day center for the homeless and/or near homeless. 2.  Sleeping bags can be used by the numerous Women’s and Children’s Shelters in NW Arkansas to replace linens or sent home with someone once they leave the...

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Food Banks & Shelters Expecting Shortages Beginning in February

An article in the Benton County Daily Record on Dec 26th (http://nwanews.com/bcdr/News/69234/), demonstrates the tremendous response that our communities are capable of when it comes to making a difference against hunger. However, the size of the need continues to be larger than the size of the response. Without any actions, the expectation is that local shelters and food banks will begin to experience shortages the beginning of February. Good Neighbor Food Drives are one way that each community can pull together to help cover this expected shortage and ensure that there is enough food for...

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