About the Green Grange


The mission of the SCLO Grange is to be a hub for advocacy and activism on behalf of family-sized farms, organic agriculture, sustainability, and local resilience.

The SCLO Grange is part of a state organization founded in 1873 whose mission was to support small family farmers and promote sustainable agriculture. As part of this program, the SCLO Grange focuses on organic farming, as well as, all aspects of sustainability. We have programs of interest to all persons who care about the quality, safety, and security  of their food and water, and the environment at large.
Activities
Installed first rainwater collection system on a commercial building in Santa Cruz County, including a 1100 gallon tank.
Installed rainwater collection system for the chicken coop
Installed solar panels
Created demonstration organic garden, heritage orchard, chicken coop
Sponsored Green Genes Group fighting genetically modified food
Supported LabelGMO ballot initiative drive
Supported food, nutrition, and fitness programs in schools
Supported composting workshops by Ecology Action
Supported anti-Methyl Iodide county-wide resolution
Collaborate with Live Oak Family Resource Center

2016 Grange Events
Feb 27 Grange Lecturer's Event : The West Bank Story: Palestine and Seeds.

2015 Grange Events
December 26 Grange hosts Red Cross Blood Drive
September 26 Grange Lecturer's Event: Wild Farms, Wild Fish 
July 25 Grange Lecturer's Event: Swallow Your Bliss
June 27 Co-hosted Red Cross Blood Drive at the hall
May 24 began co-hosting Baby Wearers Group
May 23 Grange Lecturer's Event: Food Sovereignty in Haiti, Cuba, and Mexico
April 12 Co-hosted CRFG's Tomato Grafting Workshop
March 27 Grange Lecturer's Event: Killer Women and Carbon Cowboys
March 12 Co-hosted Fundamentals of Pruning Workshop
January 22 Equine Evacuation Presentation
January 20 Co-hosted Live Oak Neighbors Water Meeting

2014 Grange Events
December 20 Hosted 
Greenhorns Future of the Grange Workshop
October 27 Hosted County Planning Dept. community meeting
October 22 Hosted Rainwater Harvesting Monitoring Training
September 27 Co-hosted Save the Forest fund-raiser
September 16 Aired Cowspiracy movie
August 28 Aired the Triple Divide movie
August 2 began co-hosting monthly Free 2 Be A Kid free clothing exchanges
July 26 Ecology Action Greywater Challenge
June 28 CRFG Citrus Grafting Workshop
June 13 Teen Kitchen Project fund raiser
June 8 Hosted Industrial Hemp Week celebration, aired "Bringing it Home"
June 7 SCruz Planning Dept Public Meeting on Sustainable Plan for county                
April 21 SCruz Water Dept Community Meeting
March 15 CAFF CSA meeting
March 7-9  American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assoc. Workshop
March 1 
CRFG Scion Exchange 
February 5 Hosted annual meeting of CRAFT farming interns 
January 12 Sing Out w/ Anne Feeney & Bev Grant

2013 Grange Events
October 28 Neighborhood Meeting w/ Supervsior Leopold
October 13 Boy Scout Troop 618 Pancake Breakfast Fiundraiser
August 31 Hosted Shoreline Community Garden Rummage Sale
August 24 Participated in Slow Food Garden Tour
July 20 Hosted Cris Chandler Concert
July 18 Sierra Club Talk: The Wonders of Mono Basin
July 9 Greywater Challenge Laundry to Landscape Workshop
June 1-30 Final Performances of Santa Cruz Jewish Theatre
May 29 Sierra Club Talk: Hiking the John Muir Trail
March 26 Co-hosted Day Workers Neighborhood Meeting
March 23 CRFT grafting workshop
March 7 Hosted annual CRAFT meeting
Feb. 5 Co-hosted Fundraiser for Live Oak Day Worker Center
Jan. 29
Sierra Club Talk: Winter Backcountry Safety

2012 Grange Events
Dec. 5 Co-hosted Chanticleer Park Public Meeting
Nov. 28 Co-hosted LabelGMO debrief/celebration
October 6 Annual Harvest Festival in the Grange garden
September 14 Co-hosted Tierra Pacifica fund raiser

August 25 participated in Slow Food Garden Tour
August 14 Co-hosted Desal Participatory Democracy
August 11 Co-hosted BEACON community dinner
June 23 Human Evolution concert for LabelGMO
May 25-28 hosted four day Aquaponics training
April 25 screened "The Big Fix" movie
April SCJT staged "Driving Miss Daisy"
March 10 CA Rare Fruit Growers grafting workshop
March 5 launch of New Earth Exchange
February 29 Club talk on Minimalist Camping
February 18 Hosted second LabelGMO organizing meet
January 26 screened "American Meat" movie


Who Uses Our Grange
350SC.org
Actor's Theater
Al-Anon
Alternative Family Education
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
Arana Gulch Watershed Alliance
Baby Wearing Group
Beacon Independent Living
Bonsai Kai Club
Boy Scout Troop #618
Cabrillo Folk Dancers
CA Association of Family Farmers
Central Coast GreyWater Alliance
Chanticleer Neighbors
Chicano Theater Works
College of Botanical Arts
Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County
Community Music School
Corralitos Open Farm Tour
CRAFT
CSA Aquaponics
Dance Church
Diversity Center
Ecology Action
Environmental Clean-up Coalition
Farmers Guild
Firefighters Local 3605 
Food and Water Watch
Freedom Forum
Free 2 Be A Kid Clothing Exchange
Fun with Fitness – Senior Exercise Classes
Gem and Mineral Society
Girl Scouts - Central Coast Council, Surf City Site, Troop 11163
Habitat for Humanity
HopeDance Films
Jade Nectar Collective
Legacy Men's Division
Living Mandala Aquaponics
Live Oak Family Resource Center
Live Oak Neighbors
Methyl Iodide Working Group
Monterey Cactus and Succulent Society
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Native Animal Rescue
New Earth Exchange
Nourishing Generations
Oceanside Supported Living
Orchid Society
Overeater's Anonymous
Pacific Voices Choir
Peace Chorus
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
People's Democratic Club
Pregnancy Resource Center
Red Cross - Santa Cruz Chapter
Reel Works Film Festival
Rhododendron Society
Santa Cruz Archeological Society
Santa Cruz Children's Theater
Santa Cruz County 4H Leadership Team
Santa Cruz County Mobile Homeowner's Association
Santa Cruz County Planning Dept.
Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
Santa Cruz Host Lion's Club
Santa Cruz Jewish Theater
Santa Cruz LabelGMO
Santa Cruz Local Foods
Santa Cruz Slow Foods
Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance
Santa Cruz Water Department
Senior Friendly Fitness
Service Earning Organization UCSC Colleges 9 and 10
Sierra Club - Santa Cruz Chapter
Sierra Music and Arts Institute 
Singularity Choir
Stick Yoga
Sustainable Urban Homestead MeetUp
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Teen Kitchen Project
Thrive Solutions Group
Tierra Pacifica Charter School
Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz
Transition Santa Cruz
Watch Club
Way of Life
Weston Price Foundation
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's Auxiliary VFW


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