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Press Release: Greenway Gives a $5,000 Boost to Farm Brew Pilot Project

12/5/2012 11:15:23 AM

(Albany, NY) Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, is pleased to announce the Town of Rensselaerville has received a $5,000 matching Greenway Communities Grant on behalf of the Carey Center for Global Good for the Farm Brew Cooperative Pilot project. A total of $30,000 was awarded to five community projects in the Hudson Valley through the 2012 Greenway Council Communities Grant Program.

Contact: Mark Castiglione                                                                                       For Immediate Release

(518) 473-3835                                                                                                           December 5, 2012

 

Greenway Gives a $5,000 Boost to Farm Brew Pilot Project

 

            (Albany, NY) Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, is pleased to announce the Town of Rensselaerville has received a $5,000 matching Greenway Communities Grant on behalf of the Carey Center for Global Good for the Farm Brew Cooperative Pilot project. A total of $30,000 was awarded to five community projects in the Hudson Valley through the 2012 Greenway Council Communities Grant Program.

 

            The Town of Rensselaerville will work with the Carey Center for Global Good to establish a Farm Brewery learning cooperative in Rensselaerville. The cooperative will bring together local residents and producers with regional experts to learn and demonstrate the production of local craft beverages under the newly created NYS Farm Brewery License. The Carey Center for Global Good will pilot a licensed farm brewery in Rensselaerville and will lead an assessment of the town’s local farm brewing resources.  Together, project partners will identify challenges and opportunities, and begin to develop the town’s farm brewing resources. The project will help fulfill the Rensselaerville’s goal of economic development that utilizes local agricultural resources and enhances the rural landscape.

 

Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, stated, “This project helps advance a key strategy of the Regional Economic Development Council convened by Governor Cuomo. The Farm Brewery cooperative will provide an opportunity to tie the agricultural heritage of the Hudson Valley to local economic development. The Greenway is pleased to work with partners to more effectively leverage local agricultural resources to strengthen our economy.”

 

            “The town board is looking forward to working with the Carey Center on this grant,” said Rensselaerville Town Supervisor Valerie Loundsbury. “It’s great to be a part of an initiative that offers our local farmers and land owners a new opportunity to grow different crops and help keep their land in production.”

 

“We are very appreciative that the Greenway has chosen The Town of Rensselaerville and the Carey Center as an awardee,” said Carol Ash, President of the Carey Center for Global Good.  “Historically, hops was one of the major crops in Rensselaerville. This grant allows us to develop a strategy for using our land productively and at the same time link into one of Governor Cuomo’s key economic development strategies.  We are grateful for the grant and are thrilled to play a role in upstate New York’s economic revitalization.”

 

            The Hudson River Valley Greenway works with communities on a voluntary basis to assist in the development of local land use plans and programs related to the Greenway criteria. Greenway community planning projects can be undertaken by a single community to address local issues or a group of communities working together to address both local and regional issues. Greenway Communities Grant Program provides grant funding to help communities develop and implement a vision for their future that balances Greenway criteria of economic development considerations with resource protection and promotion objectives. The next deadline for grant applications is December 7, 2012.

 

The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a unique state-sponsored program established by the Greenway Act of 1991.  Presently, 272 out of the 325 eligible municipalities within the Greenway area have joined the Greenway.  The program is designed to encourage communities to develop projects and initiatives related to the criteria of natural and cultural resource protection, regional and local planning, economic development, public access to the Hudson River (as well as other regional and local resources), and heritage and environmental education.  It provides technical assistance and small grants for planning, water trail and land-based trails and other projects that reinforce the Greenway Criteria.  In keeping with the New York tradition of home rule, the Greenway program has no regulatory authority and participation of municipalities in Greenway programs and projects is entirely voluntary. The Greenway also manages the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. 

 

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