Semilla Nueva wins $10,000 from the IgniteGood Millennial Impact Challenge

Huffington Post
New York, NY – Huffington Post Impact teamed up with the Heartfelt Foundation to form the first IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge challenge grant in 2012. After 214 entries, 10 finalists, and over 24,000 votes cast, Semilla Nueva won the competition for the World Category. The prize includes a $10,000 grant to propel the project forward, a three-day training workshop in New York City with other winners, and a spot in the inaugural class of Millennial Change makers that is sure to be a more and more influential cohort of movers and shakers in the social good world. Continue reading “Semilla Nueva wins $10,000 from the IgniteGood Millennial Impact Challenge”

Semilla Nueva Plants Seeds of Change

Rogue Valley Messenger
Seeds are sometimes sown in unlikely places. When Brook Golling, Joseph Bornstein and Curt Bowen lost a Nicaraguan friend to a fishing accident, they decided to raise money to build a house for his wife and young son. Though the project was a success, the young men realized their friend’s death was a direct result of poverty; he couldn’t afford decent equipment. They resolved to come up with a project that would address the roots of poverty, not just treat the effects. Continue reading “Semilla Nueva Plants Seeds of Change”

Boise Native Sowing ‘New Seeds’ for Guatemalan Farmers

Matador Network
Crop burning is a huge issue in Guatemala, deeply rooted in cultural beliefs that burning the residues that remain after harvesting “clean” the land, wiping it fresh for a new season of planting. What burning really does is concentrate the soil’s nutrients into a light layer of ash that is too often blown away, leaving the soil vulnerable to erosion in heavy rains and windy droughts. Continue reading “Boise Native Sowing ‘New Seeds’ for Guatemalan Farmers”