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Nov 2021 Urban Extension News Bulletin

Posted by msanderson | February 15, 2022

Features: Farm to School Grant Program, National Urban Extension Conference call for proposals, Suburban Housing Affordability White Paper, Natura Resources

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! This year, I’m thankful for science, community, family, and a 4-legged friend that is always ready (demands?) a morning walk.

It’s the dog, along with copious amounts of coffee that wake me up each day. But, It’s the exciting work I get to do with my urban Extension colleagues that makes me want to get up on these dark, gloomy winter mornings. So, thank you for the connections and professional inspiration!

We have some great stuff linked below, including an announcement about the Farm to School Grant Program, a call for proposals for the National Urban Extension Conference, a sound-bite worthy read on Suburban Housing Affordability from WCMER, and a link to the always interesting Natura community site. If you haven’t checked out Natura, hop on it! Natura hosts unique topic-based professional working groups, international research exchange programs, and more.

If you’re feeling social consider following the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research on Twitter @westernmetro along with the Metro Center @wsumetrocenter and we’ll try to keep you intrigued!

I’ll look forward to continuing to stay in touch as 2021 wraps up.


P.S.: We had some trouble with our server sending this out in November prior to the holiday, so resending again. Apologies if you/re one of a couple of people receiving this twice.

Brad Gaolach Ph. D. | He/Him
Washington State University Extension
Director | Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension
Director | Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research
Professor | Community & Economic Development
Phone: (425) 405-1734 | WSU Direct: 21734 | Twitter: @WSUMetroCenter LinkedIn


A few days left to submit your NUEC’22 conference proposal!

Proposals for the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference will be considered if summited by December 6th, 8am EST.

Click for event website and Call for Proposals guidelines

Click to follow on facebook >>


WCMER Urban Ext. Fellows Announced!

We’re excited to announce the names of the seven urban fellows.

View Selected Fellows >>


Colorful produce

The 2022 Farm to School Grant.

The Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) is very excited to join Farm to School Month celebrations by announcing the official release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA).

View Website >>


Suburban Housing Affordability

New paper released by WCMER! Best Practices in Suburban Housing Affordability: Understanding Motivating, and Policy Options
Suburban communities across the United States have different housing strengths and weaknesses; however, they have all experienced a steady rise in median housing prices. Lower housing affordability has a host of negative consequences including increased homelessness, poor health outcomes, unaddressed racial housing inequality, and lower disposable incomes.

Read or download here >>


Professional growth with Natura.

WSU is a member of Natura. Natura offers thematic working groups, fellowship opportunities and event announcements. Natura also offers members resources for growing their careers and building professional connections. Check them out!

View Website >>

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