Click here to read our May Farm Notes newsletter. This month includes intern profiles on Allyson Polman and Elizabeth Ross, and a feature article on “Glimpses of Real Life” on the farm.
The hunger documentary, A Place at the Table, is coming to Waco for a screening at the Mayborn Museum Complex, on June 10th from 2-5 p.m.
A Place at the Table introduces viewers to three individuals and their families who, like many around the country, struggle with food insecurity. 1/6th of our population face poverty and hunger.
The screening is hosted by The Texas Hunger Initiative, and is free to attend. Following the screening is a panel discussion. Speakers include WHRI’s Executive Director, Matt Hess, as well as Dr. Gaynor Yancey of the Baylor University School of Social Work, and Cheryl Pooler from Waco ISD Homeless Outreach Services. The panel discussion will focus on hunger as it is experienced in our own community, and will answer questions that the film may generate.
This event is open to the public, and we hope to see you there.
WHRI recently received a generous $30,000 donation to install solar panels at our farm this summer. They will be installed as the roof of a newly-constructed pavilion, which is made possible by a $10,000 grant from Oncor.
The solar panels will save us money on our electricity bills. The savings will go right back into programs here at the farm which address the problem of world hunger.
Thank you, Green Mountain Energy Sun Club and Oncor!
Check out this article on Vermicomposting in the Huffington Post by WHRI intern alum Nicolas Waters.