Micro-Grant Recipients List

Micro-Grant Recipients List

Slow Food Utah has supported the following individuals, businesses, schools, and programs though the micro-grant program to date.


  • Dan Potts – community education program – foraging, wild harvesting, fishing, mushroom gathering
  • Grace Mary Manor – community garden for formerly homeless men and women
  • Sandhill Farms – CSA farm in Eden valley – greens harvesting machine
  • Ann Torrence, Stray Arrow Farms – funding for a community cider-press day in Torrey, Utah
  • Volunteers of America, Celia Bell – glazing for a greenhouse
  • Laura Horn, Wild Bee Project – community education program supplies – focused on wild bees and native pollinators
  • Salsa del Diablo – food processor for an expanding salsa business
  • Wasatch Community Gardens Picnic Lunch Project – supplies for a school garden education program
  • Backman Elementary – supplies for a school garden
  • Dash of Granola Farm, Missy Warwood – supplies and marketing for a small farm
  • Alanna Nafziger – funding for a mushroom growing seminar
  • Moab Youth Garden – expansion of their Weed ‘n Feed program – a community garden harvesting and supper program
  • First Unitarian Church – expansion of a community garden


  • Dan Potts – costs incurred for teaching community education classes on foraging, etc. for WCG and West High School
  • Working With Nature – a community cider press for Cache Valley area
  • Housing Opportunities (SL County) – youth education program associated with community garden at Bud Bailey Apartment Complex
  • Salt Lake County – Farm Field Days – cooking and nutrition education program at Title 1 schools in Jordan District
  • WabiSabi Inc. (Moab) – expanding a community meals program to include farm-to- table during summer months
  • Blue Tree Beef – refrigerated truck for marketing beef
  • Kearns Garden – raised beds for community garden (youth group)
  • Mamachari Kombucha – upgrades to fermentation room
  • Off-Broadway Garden – supplies for building hoop-house for community garden
  • Real Food Rising (RFR) – farm stand project for youth garden group
  • Johnson Family Farm – drip irrigation system
  • Moore Bread – wheat mill for grinding flour for bread-making business



  • Rose Park Elementary School – supplies for a Cooking in the Classroom program
  • Capricho Heirloom Beans – a seed-banking project focused on heirloom varieties of beans
  • Danny Potts – workshops on wild foods and foraging
  • New Roots – refugee garden plots
  • Aaron Lee – a garden project featuring vegetable varieties of US presidents
  • Biocentric Brothers – mushroom growing business
  • Julie Clifford of Clifford Farms – a refrigerated van for farmer’s market business
  • Kayla Whidden – workshop on “food hubs”
  • Adam’s Heirlooms – urban farm
  • Rose Park Community Garden – wood and supplies for tables and benches at a
  • school/community garden
  • Cache High Alternative School – school garden and greenhouse
  • Murray Greenhouse Foundation – community garden greenhouse for developmentally disabled
  • Mary and Robert Laine – beehives and honey equipment for farm in Cache Valley
  • Real Food Rising – a fruit harvesting program for youth with SLC Fruitshare
  • Avenues Community Garden – community garden


  • Van Lewis and Blake Spalding – Hell’s Backbone Farm in Boulder, UT heritage corn project
  • Frank Whitby – City Beekeeping
  • Utah AIDS Foundation – Community Garden
  • Hillsdale Community Garden, West Valley City
  • The Burrito Project – Rico’s Foods/Frida Bistro
  • Brym’s Backyard Produce – Cache Valley Farm Project
  • Artists for Local Agriculture – Community Garden
  • New Roots Refugee Garden – International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake
  • Real Food Rising – Youth Farm Mob Project
  • Neighborhood House – Community Garden
  • Grace Mary Manor – Community Garden
  • Dale Thurber – Delectation of Tomatoes –Urban Farming and Heritage Tomato Preservation project


Catalyst Magazine’s contributing writer Adele Flail has chronicled the stories of many 2012 micro-grant awardees in each month’s issue. You can find her stories at the Catalyst Magazine’s website, starting here, and linked below.


  • Tyler Montague – urban gardener
  • Kevin Nash – urban gardener
  • Dan Riddle  –  goat barn
  • Open Classroom – school garden
  • Appenzell Farm – purchase of piglets
  • Kyle Lore – NuNooz Pasta equipment
  • Clifford Family Farm – tractor purchase


  • Dual Immersion Academy – school garden
  • City Academy – school garden beehives
  • Lau Family Farm – professional workshop
  • Larry Howell – small farmer in Cache Valley
  • Seeds of Hope –  seed saving/production, Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts
  • Terra Linda Elementary – school garden
  • B.U.G. Farms – urban gardens-based SPIN farming start-up


  • City Academy – school garden
  • Neighborhood House – garden project
  • DasiWay Farm – high altitude vegetable production
  • Laura Holtrop – garden and seed saving project with Karen refugee community
  • First Unitarian Church –  community garden


  • Riley Elementary (Salt Lake District) – school garden