Terra employees supported the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) Saturday, June 17th, at the organization’s fundraiser for charities in the community. Local chefs served up delicious food, and live music rang through the venue – all in support of the CCUA’s grassroots cause.
“The food was wonderful, and I enjoyed meeting other Columbia locals,” says Terra employee, Adam Brown.
The CCUA's vision is to bring healthy and natural food options to the Columbia community. Promoting agricultural knowledge from “seed to plate” is the organization’s end goal. Support from companies like Terra is an important first step in raising the funds CCUA needs to meet that mission.
The June 17th fundraising event benefitted CCUA and other local charities that have similar goals. There’s an emphasis on teamwork when it comes to the health food movement around Columbia. Terra sponsored the cause through ticket sales and their participation.
One local charity that CCUA helped was the Build This Town Campaign For The Agriculture Park – a cause that may interest an engineer in particular. Build This Town is an organization with the desire to build a new park and pavilion to host an outdoor market and educational activities in Columbia. This park would create a “healthier, more vibrant community.”
Phase 1 of Build This Town is set to start in 2018, and they plan to finish the last phase, Phase 3, in 2020. Events like this CCUA fundraiser are a push in the right direction – Build This Town has already raised enough money for the entire first phase.
Terra hopes to continue their community support in the future, and the CCUA event was the perfect start.