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Melissa Waldron Lehner
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  • Hamden, CT
  • United States
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Melissa Waldron Lehner's Friends

  • Rebeca Kline
  • Food Day New Haven
  • Nathaniel A. Córdova
  • Carmel Street Garden
  • Joel Tolman
  • Community's Corner Group
  • David Gafron Savage
  • Valerie Bannister
  • moses boone
  • judy sirota rosenthal
  • Maria Tupper
  • Aaron Goode
  • Lee Cruz

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Profile Information

Name of the Organization
Grow New Haven
Contact Person
Melissa Waldron Lehner
Contact phone
203-691-7577
E-mail
prospect6@gmail.com
Website
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grow-New-Haven/177965708928959
Interest
Youth, Education, Advocacy
Description Interest
Grow New Haven - Growing Farmers in Every School. We work to increase children's direct experiences with farming and food in the schools and communities throughout New Haven. We meet bi-monthly, please email me if you are interested in joining.

Melissa Waldron Lehner's Blog

New Haven Farms and the Gardens for Good Contest

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 11:35am 0 Comments

New Haven Farms is one of many organizations vying for the $15k offered by Nature's Path Foods. This would help secure our brand new CSA program to help those in need of access to healthy foods. Predominantly Hispanic and low-income families are invited to participate in New Haven Farms' year-round educational programs. 75% of New Haven Farms' members are referred by their community health center medical provider, in a prescription for produce program that enables us to reach the most…

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SOILent Green - Made FOR People

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:36pm 0 Comments

Fair Haven, CT - “Soylent green is people!” So screams the blustering bloviator of 1970 b-film maxims, Charlton Heston [I mean, who can forget this gem,It’s a Madhouse! from that ape flick] at the end of the same titled film when he discovers that Soylent Green is not just a natural food product created to feed the starving mass…

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At 10:30pm on July 19, 2011, Food Day New Haven said…
Hi Melissa! We are big fans of your mission with Kids, Food and Farm, and we want to thank you for supporting Food Day New Haven!
At 2:43pm on February 16, 2010, Roger Senserrich - CAHS said…
Welcome to GNH Community! Glad to have you here. Now, time to post events, ask questions, blog about what you do and tell us how can we help.

If you want to link articles or blog about issues here, plese do!
At 4:45pm on February 15, 2010, Lee Cruz said…
Hi Melissa,
Welcome to GNH Community.
Lee
 
 
 

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Long Journey to a Healing Home

In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are highlighting Perry Point Veterans Village, an extraordinary supportive housing community for homeless vets created by HELP USA in tandem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NEF and many other dedicated partners. The development was 10 years in the making and involved a veritable high-wire act of aligning bureaucracies and funding sources and overcoming political opposition. The result is worth the struggle: 75 safe, affordable homes for veterans who'd been surviving on the streets and now have a bona fide new lease on life.

From Recidivism to Rebuilding Lives: Q&A With Kelly Orians

Kelly Orians is an attorney, a 2019 Rubinger Fellow and the co-director of the First 72+, a ground-breaking New Orleans re-entry program for people returning from incarceration. Orians spoke with LISC about the state of criminal justice in Louisiana, the challenges and successes her clients experience, and how her organization is helping lift the burden of entrenched bureaucracy and predatory debt that keeps so many people from gaining real freedom after release.

This Is What Closing the Skills Gap Can Look Like

Chicago, like so many cities in the U.S., has jobs that need filling, and would-be workers who need the skills to build careers. A must-read article from Chicago’s WBEZ dives deep into how community organizations like the Jane Addams Resource Corp, our longtime partner and manager of a LISC-backed Bridges to Career Opportunities program, connect people with the technical and soft skills needed to land, and grow in, good, 21st-century manufacturing jobs.

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