On June 10th, Battery Powered launched a landmark giving program aimed at supporting innovative and impactful approaches to reimagining how we understand, use and conserve our natural resources. Slide Ranch was celebrated with a $300,000 gift that will allow us to reach 250,000 school children nation-wide via new and expanded online learning tools, and install and activate an Energy Garden at Slide Ranch, including interactive solar, wind, wave and waste energy systems and a solar power array with real-time monitoring. We are honored to have been chosen as partners in Battery Powered's efforts to care for our world and the people living in it, and are thrilled to realize these new projects over the next 3 years with their support.
Starting this summer, join us at Slide for one or more of a unique range of interactive workshops for adults, led by some our areas most seasoned experts, and enjoyed in our serene coastal setting overlooking the Pacific. We kick things off with Natural Dyes and Beekeeping on the Coast - space is very limited, register today!
On Saturday May 21, we broke ground on a new Farm-to-Table Teaching Center at Slide Ranch, which once complete, will include a dedicated classroom space, a commercial teaching kitchen, a living roof, adjacent teaching gardens, two external decks (including one overlooking the Pacific Ocean), and the building will be completely ADA compliant. Thanks to the belief and generosity of our family of donors, we are now poised to begin the rebuilding of the Slide Ranch campus, one building at a time, in a way that honors the past while preparing us for the next 50 years.
Please join us in ensuring Slide Ranch's future for generations to come.