SHEFFIELD -- The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has set Saturday, March 1 as the deadline for sending applications to the Green Pastures Fund from nonprofit organizations or public entities within the organization's coverage area

The Green Pastures Fund was established at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 1999 by an anonymous donor. Its mission is to preserve and encourage small, community-based agricultural ventures.

Last year, 14 nonprofits received support for innovative community-based agricultural programs.

Applications and guidlines are available online at They will be reviewed and approved by Berkshire Taconic's board of directors.

Information: (413) 229-0370.