Let’s Grow Global
The Next Level of Agricultural Education
Let’s Grow Global is an educational program that focuses on sustainable solutions for food availability and food security challenges in the communities we serve and support. Let’s Grow is a turnkey educational experience that focuses on regenerative agriculture, sustainable farming, and farm to market principles and practices--simultaneously building collaborations among people around the world, thus expanding the global marketplace.
Agriculture Disaster Response- ARDVARC
ARDVARC – the Agricultural and Rural Disaster Volunteer Assessment and Response Corps – is an effective volunteer program designed specifically for planning, recruiting, and responding to urgent situations in rural and agricultural communities.
ARDVARC exists to fit the unique disaster preparedness and response capabilities, strengths, and challenges of large geographic areas with small populations, strong farming and ranching, and various other agricultural industries.
Through ARDVARC, trained communities of volunteers, who are ready and willing to assist neighbors and people located in remote areas, respond immediately in the event of a natural disaster. Using the latest technology and a customized mobile App, ARDVARC is adaptable and scalable to your exact requirements.
ARDVARC can be large and complex, small and simple, or anything in between. It is completely based on your community’s needs and wants. However you decide to utilize this one-of-a-kind program, disaster preparedness and response are at the center of all ARDVARC exclusive protocols.
CHSE The Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education
CHSE is an all volunteer non-profit dedicated to the goal of training responsible, competent responders for work in humanitarian aid, disaster response, international development, and related fields.
Founded in 2000, CHSE has brought together educators, practitioners, and students from a variety of backgrounds in a 100% volunteer-led and staffed effort to produce high level humanitarian and disaster response training simulations. CHSE is based in experience-based learning and incorporates aspects of the US Government’s HSEEP exercise format and NIMS Incident Command System, as well as international humanitarian standards.
Anthony has been working with CHSE on various programs for the past 4 years. He is a board member as well as a subject matter training expert during annual training programs such as New York Hope. Anthony's work with CHSE is a further testament to his commitment to disaster relief and recovery.
SKIP A SIDE A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION TO HUNGER
Dreams die in the heart of an unfed child. No one can thrive when they’re hungry. Right now hunger is a reality in your neighborhood. It's an issue that can and should be alleviated, immediately. Skip A Side is an effective strategy for combating food insecurity in any community.
Watch the Skip A Side Video Here.
Anthony and Sherrye Coggiola have made incredible progress developing and implementing Skip A Side at their restaurant, The Cantina in Historic Biltmore Village. The Cantina is a triple bottom line focused establishment right outside the gates of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Here’s how it works. At The Cantina each entree comes with your choice of two side dishes. Guests are given the option to "skip" their sides. When taking an order, their simply asks, “Do you wish to 'skip a side' and be nice with your rice?” The Cantina then donates the $2 retail value to Manna Food Bank, Asheville’s local food bank. With each side dish skipped, Manna provides seven meals.
So far, The Cantina has provided over 400,000 meals in an eight county area of North Carolina. That is at least one meal for every person who requested assistance last year.The best news is that Skip A Side is easy to replicate in any restaurant.
Together, we have the power to feed people everywhere. Let us show you how we can customize and implement this powerful program in your community today!
Anthony & Sherrye Coggiola present $80,000 from Skip A Side to MANNA Foodbank