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Midsummer's Salad Potluck Picnic Friday • 3-Year Grant
Physicians Committee Visitor • Inspiration and Renewal

Golden and Beth Love and Betsy WasonHi Andy!

I have some really exciting news to share; Eat for the Earth will be receiving three years of funding from the County and City of Santa Cruz! We applied in March for funds from the CORE Investments program, and found out earlier this month that we are on the list of programs recommended for funding. This will be a game changer for our organization and our movement. Find out more below.

I also wanted to remind people in the Santa Cruz area about our upcoming potluck this Friday, June 17. The Midsummer's Salad Potluck Picnic will take place at Anna Jean Cummings Park in Soquel. This is the first of a monthly series of potlucks, and we will be celebrating the big grant. Even those people not in the area are invited to join in spirit Friday by having a delicious plant-based salad for dinner! If you need inspiration, check out these enticing salad recipes on Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's website.

Speaking of the Physicians Committee, my husband Golden and I had a special visitor yesterday. Betsy Wason, Physicians Committee Vice President of Development, came for a visit at our new home in Santa Cruz (pictured)! It was delightful to snack on fruit and nuts in the garden and to share all the good that our respective organizations are doing in the world. Eat for the Earth is indeed blessed to have so many colleagues and partner organizations working toward a plant-powered world. Together we are reaching critical mass and turning the tide on unsustainable, unhealthy, and inhumane food practices. You can learn more about Physicians Committee's work to improve human health on their website.

We also have an Eat for the Earth Communities online event scheduled,
Andy. Find out more below, and please stay in touch!

Take care,
Beth Love
Three beautiful salads Midsummer's Salad Potluck Picnic
This Friday, June 17, 2022, 5:30 Pacific Time
Anna Jean Cummings County Park, 461 Soquel San Jose Road

Save room in your belly on Friday to taste many scrumptious dishes! Make a plant-based salad recipe of your own, or click here to discover over 30 delicious (plant-based, low/or no oil) salad recipes to choose from.

For this Zero Waste event, please remember to bring your own plate, fork, and cup, along with your labeled plant-based dish and smiles to the event. Drive to the top of the hill to the upper park area to find parking, picnic tables, and restrooms. (We will mark this spot with a sign and/or green balloons).

Optionals to bring: hat, sunglasses, jacket, and a picnic blanket or a chair, if you have one. If you would like to invite others, this would be outstanding!

We look forward to sharing some EASY, time-saving tips and tricks that make healthy eating, delicious and sustainable.

To help us plan, please be sure to register. For more info or questions, call Rita at 831-212-9050.

Register Here.
Dr. Martha Sandoval shares with a group Eat for the Earth to Receive Three Years of Funding!
Eat for the Earth submitted a successful application for funds to support Community Rx, a plant-based diet and education immersion project. We will receive almost $95,000 per year, starting in Fiscal Year 2022/23 (which begins July 1). The final approval for the funding recommendations will take place as part of budget hearings for the City and County of Santa Cruz. Both will finalize their budgets on June 28.

Eat for the Earth will use our grant funds to hire a bilingual/bicultural program coordinator and
for other expenses of Community Rx. We need someone who is smart, capable, embedded in the community, and knowledgeable about plant-based diets or willing to learn. If you know of anyone who would be a good fit for the job, please send them our way! We will begin actively recruiting for the position in July and hope to hire by sometime in August.

Our intention is to offer at least three rounds of the program each year. Because many Latinx people in our community experience disproportional barriers to good health and nutrition and suffer higher rates of diet-related chronic diseases as a result, our primary target populations for the program are three subsets of the Latinx community in our county. Everyone is welcome to join of course, but we are making the program as culturally-relevant and accessible as possible for our target populations.

One way we are doing that is through partnerships with healthcare clinics that serve Latinx people. Two significant partners are Watsonville Health Center (the branch of the county clinic in South County), and Salud Para la Gente, also based in Watsonville. Pictured is Dr. Martha Sandoval of Palo Alto Medical Center. She is speaking to the group gathered for our pilot round of Community Rx held in May.

We are in the process of evaluating the pilot to develop an even stronger program going forward. To find out more about Community Rx and how you can get involved, please contact Beth Love, 831-466-3405 or
Eat for the Earth Communities Banner on Fresh Produce Background Eat for the Earth Communities: Inspiration and Renewal
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 5:00–6:30 PST
Are you taking steps to support the necessary human transformation to plant-based and plant-strong diets? Or, would you like to do so? Are you ready to connect in community to get support for your activism, share inspiration, and keep the momentum going?

We are restarting our monthly gatherings for the Eat for the Earth Communities Inspiration and Renewal event!

Together we re-imagine ourselves in our activism, immerse ourselves in affirmations of possibility, and continue our work to insure our best activism ever!

Register Here.
Mixed Bean Salad with Tarragon and Lemon in JarsMore Summer Salads
We can never get too much salad! Toss them in a bowl, arrange beautifully on a platter, or make Instagram-worthy to-go salads layered in a jar! Here are some more recipes for you to try from Tastes Like Love: We would love to hear from you if you try any of the recipes we are linking to in this newsletter. Please let us know what you think!
Your Support is Appreciated!
Eat for the Earth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible. Please consider making a one time donation or signing up to sustain our work as a monthly donor. Your support is crucial to our vision of Santa Cruz County as a model of sustainable eating, to our participation in local and international partnerships, and to our work to support and inspire activists doing similar work in other locations. There are several ways to give. You can donate via check, credit card, or your PayPal account on our website. We can now accept stock donations as well. If you feel inspired by what we are doing, we would love your support!

Thank you for your consideration, Andy!
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