GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – LiveWell Garfield County has just awarded a total of $19,925 in funding for the fall cycle of mini grants administered in Garfield County for organizations that promote healthy eating and active living. The two largest grants will help with active transportation related projects. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) will administer $5,000 in mini grant funds for its Regional Travel Patterns Study from Aspen to Parachute. The study will assess travel behavior in the region, and is aimed at assisting local government decision-making about transportation investments. This funding is for communities in Garfield County that could not
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The benefits of bike riding are numerous, better health being one of them. An upcoming bike ride will not only yield the generally expected benefits for 40 riders, but the added feature of instruction on great gardening techniques. It is the Tour de Farms, which is just what it says, a tour of farms (or rather, in-town gardens) on bicycles. Participants will go on a bike ride tour of three public and private gardens in Rifle, and each garden site will have conservation experts who will talk about soil conservation, water conservation and elements of gardening.
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The fall grant cycle is underway and September 2 is the deadline for LiveWell Garfield County mini grant applications. LiveWell Garfield County will distribute awards of $500 to $5,000 as part of $40,000 in 2014 mini grant funding to qualified applicants. The grants support local organizations, causes, projects and programs that support Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL). Organizations which work to create healthy eating and active living behaviors, increase healthy food consumption and activity levels for people living in our communities, encouraging worksite wellness programs, and engage schools and municipalities in upcoming events will qualify.