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Friends of ENCA Farm 
 News and Upcoming Events

Special Edition: February 2016 
Introducing Karen Lee Hizola
Philippines Program Manager
We are very exci ted to welcome Karen Lee Hizola to the  Friends of ENCA (FoE) team as our Philippines Program Manager.
Karen is an Electronic s Engineer by profession but an artist and environmentalist by passion. In 2012, she was introduced to Permaculture and the following year pursued a more in depth Permaculture Design Course in Cebu, Philippines. This became her first experience in working with local organic farmers.  Because of this, she has been looking for an opportunity to learn and, in turn, to teach people this paradigm shift and Friends of ENCA Farm is a perfect fit. 
In this new role Karen will be managing infrastructure projects at ENCA Farm and coordinating all meetings and continued educational programs with organic farmers throughout the region. 

We are very excited to have you on the team Karen! 

Upcoming Events for the 
Friends of ENCA Farm

Monday, March 21st 
504U @ 
The Kitchen Next Door
Union Station  5pm-9pm

Drop by The Kitchen Next Door at Union Station   on Monday, March 21st from 5pm-9pm and  enjoy delicious food and drinks while supporting organic farmers in the Philippines. Remember to tell our server you are there for Friends of ENCA Farm and we will get 50% of the value of your bill. 

Colfax Marathon Charity Partner 
Saturday, May 14th - Sunday, May 15th 

We are excited to be a Charity Partner for this years Colfax Marathon! We are looking for runners for any of the following races: full marathon, marathon relay teams, Urban 10 miler, and 5K. Please e-mail us if you are interested in joining our teams and fundraising.

Already registered for the race? Not to worry, you can go back to the portal and select Friends of ENCA Farm as your Charity of choice and start fundraising for us today.

Visit the Colfax Marathon registration page to learn more and remember to select Friends of ENCA Farm as your charity when you register. Then you can start to fundraise for us via this link
Exciting Grants Awarded to 
Friends of ENCA Farm

Posner Center International Collaboration Fund 

We are thrilled to share the news that Friends of ENCA Farm and our collaborators at Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) have been awarded a $10,000 International Collaboration Fund Grant from the Posner Center. Our proposal was one of only 8 selected for funding last month. 

The funds will support Seed Saving Education and Training Programs both in Denver and the Philippines throughout 2016. Programs will include a one day Seed School hosted at Delaney Community Farm in Denver in August, Seed Saving Documentary film screenings in Denver and the Philippines, and support DUG and RMSA Staff Travel to the Philippines in the fall to conduct advanced seed saving and capacity building trainings with our farmers.

Thanks to the Posner Center for supporting this dynamic collaboration between domestic and international organizations. 

New Earth Foundation Grant

Thanks to the New Earth Foundation based in Sedona, Arizona for their recent grant of $5,000 to support our on-going seed saving educational programs in the Philippines. We are thankful to have your support and look forward to our work together. 

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