Grant awarded to agriculture group |

Grant awarded to agriculture group

BriarPatch Community Fund has awarded a $1,000 grant to Nevada County Grown to assist with marketing efforts.

The group supporting locally grown agricultural produce will use the grant to contract with Margaret Campbell, the new marketing coordinator for NCG, start-up coordinator Rita de Quercus said.

“We are very grateful to Briar Patch for their support,” Quercus added.

The Wells Fargo Bank branch in Grass Valley and the Kerby Family Foundation together have granted $12,500 to the Child Advocates of Nevada County.

Wells Fargo awarded $2,500 and the Kerby Foundation gave $10,000 to the organization that works to reduce the impact of child abuse and neglect in Nevada County.

“We are extremely grateful to the Wells Fargo Bank and the Kerby Family Foundation,” CANC Executive Director Darlene Downing said.

The advocacy group will hold its annual Fall Gala at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge, 109 S. School St., Grass Valley. The event features a live and silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Tickets are $75, and all proceeds stay in Nevada County; to buy tickets, call 265-9550 ext. 26.

A broad look at economic and social data for Nevada County will be presented at an Oct. 2 workshop in Truckee by Dr. David Gallo of the Center for Economic Development at the University of California, Chico.

Gallo, an economics professor, has collected county-by–county data on topics including the labor market, job creation and earnings by industry, agricultural production, demographics, income, housing and real estate, travel and tourism, community health and welfare, education and crime into a 160-page report called “County Profiles.”

He will present data trends at the workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Hampton Inn in Truckee; space is limited to 35 people and pre-registration is required.

Contact the Center for Economic Development at or (530) 898-4598.

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