Austin nonprofit Farmshare Austin’s mission is to grow a healthy local food community by increasing food access, teaching new farmers and preserving farmland. A healthy local food community depends on farmers trained to grow, harvest and sell food. Culinary innovation sprouts from foods grown locally providing the exceptional taste and freshness that is the foundation to flavor. The grant will be used to build a comprehensive Central Texas farmer training curriculum for an 18-week farmer training program for new farmers. The project includes guided farm apprenticeships, a Farmshare incubator farm and professional development workshops.