Hi OpenAg Foundation,
First off, congratulations on the formation of the nonprofit and its subsidiary!
I am a college student studying Urban Planning and Interaction Design, and I believe that the foundation team is doing a brilliant job in its efforts to champion the future generation of #nerdfarmers
Over the past few years as a professional and student, I have assembled a (small, but growing) network of established community leaders and professionals with education, finance, and nonprofit experience.
We are currently developing our advisory board and strategic plan, but we have already secured two schools as pilot sites (LAUSD, SMMUSD).
The Open Agriculture Foundation can help support our team through fiscal sponsorship and mentorship. Additionally, we plan to fundraise and host events (i.e. exhibits, seminars, competitions) that will further OpenAg research and affirm the values of urban farming, sustainable design, and community.
I think it would be a good idea for chapters to offer membership options that can include the following benefits:
Access to events
Partnership, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities
Education, training, and certification programs
Together, I would like the opportunity to establish the Los Angeles Chapter for the OpenAg Foundation.