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Press Release: MATTER Receives $40,000 Grant from the Pentair Foundation

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Press & Awards, Uncategorized|Tags: |

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** MATTER RECEIVES $40,000 GRANT FROM THE PENTAIR FOUNDATION St. Louis Park, MN | October 30, 2017 | www.matter.ngo October 30, 2017 (St Louis Park, MN) - MATTER is pleased to announce it is a 2017 grant recipient of The Pentair Foundation. The $40,000 grant will support MATTER’s Lukosi Community Demonstration Farm project [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 7

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|

Day Seven 8.7.2017 Once Barama, the farm manager, arrived, we could leave the safety of the chicken coop and dig into our last day of work. Gary and I decided to walk the perimeter of the fence to get an accurate measurement of how much was left to do. The sand is much easier to [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 6

By | August 6th, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|

Day Six 8.6.2017 Once Barama, the farm manager, arrived, we could leave the safety of the chicken coop and dig into our last day of work. Gary and I decided to walk the perimeter of the fence to get an accurate measurement of how much was left to do. The sand is much easier to [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 4

By | August 4th, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|

Day Four 8.4.2017 Today, everyone is celebrating the end of Ramadan, so not much work can be done. Gary and I are on our own, and without a truck to haul equipment! Gary has many rolls of fence to lay out and posts to bring to the corners, which was very strenuous work without the [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 2

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Day Two 8.2.17 It was amazingly hot getting out of the truck as Gary and I settled in for a long day. The east side of the fence is complete. The stakes for one greenhouse are finally up. I was happy to see Tapha, a tractor driver from Kebemer, tilling in the grass where we [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 1

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The  second of two shipments of sustainable farming equipment has arrived in Senegal! And Our Farm In A Box Program Manager Chris Newhouse is hard at work with Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves to expand access to health in the player’s home country. This journal entry is the first in a series that depicts Chris’s [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Update From Senegal

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Farm In A Box, Hospital In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The MATTER team is on the ground in Senegal this week with Gorgui Dieng and Roger & Nancy McCabe to celebrate the exciting progress of The Gorgui Dieng Project in Dakar. Tuesday started with a check-in at the hospital where we met the most adorable hand-holding twins in the neonatal unit. These newborns are now [...]

MATTER Presents: The Gorgui Dieng Project

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Farm In A Box, Hospital In A Box, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In spite of the wind and sleet, more than 100 guests gathered for a memorable evening to help build a sustainable future for Senegal at MATTER Presents: The Gorgui Dieng Project. "I’m blessed to take care of my family, they are not skipping any meals and have access to doctors. I can wake up every [...]