Re: [RawPortland] $$ for Permaculture (you) from/at PSU
This is a great idea! I have been wanting to do a community fruit farm project and maybe this can be a catapult in the right direction. Do you want to discuss sometime exactly what you think I should be proposing? I have no experience dealing with the big shots at PSU and in the past I can be to nice of a gal and get walked on. Have a great day!
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From: wMilmoe@... <wMilmoe@...>
Subject: [RawPortland] $$ for Permaculture (you) from/at PSU
To: ppg@..., firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 12:22 PM
There is an article about a recent $25 million dollar matching donation to PSU (Portland State University) earmarked for sustainability (2.5 million for 10 years) in the current issue of the alumni magazine (Portland State Magazine). So PSU will be looking to maximize this donation and working hard to raise $2.5 million more for sustainability for each of the next 10 years. They will also have $5 million to spend each year on sustainable education projects if their fund raising is successful.
http://www.pdx. edu/sustainabili ty/
This will be an opportunity for partnerships will many of the projects you may be working on. PSU may want to buy or rent units in sustainable projects to sublet to students or faculty etc. Most of the money will probably go to flash rather then substance but I intend that at least 10% go towards implementing or promoting permaculture.
If you approach them with "how a partnership with you can help PSU raise more money for sustainability" then you are more likely to get $$, publicity and staff from them.
If you need a graduate of PSU to add to your team for your proposal. I have a B.S. in Chemistry: Biochemisty 1995 from PSU.
Best of success to you with this opportunity.
Meadows Tilth Urban Farm
360 695 4482