Marra Farm Coalition Programs
Solid Ground's Lettuce Link program
coordinates the Giving Garden at Marra Farm, growing over 16,000 pounds of fresh, organic and culturally-appropriate produce each year to share with local food banks. Lettuce Link also runs the Children's Garden, working with Concord Elementary and other partner organizations to teach local children how to grow their own food and prepare healthy garden-fresh snacks.
Immigrant gardeners in the Mien Community Garden
feed their community members and seniors, as well as donating to local food banks.
Community gardeners at the Marra Farm P-Patch
grow food for their families. The P-Patch Market Garden Plots
provide gardeners with opportunities to supplement their income by growing produce for sale at local outlets.
Members of the Marra Farm Chicken Cooperative collectively care for 16 happy, egg-laying hens.
Friends of Desimone Park engages members of the community, especially Vietnamese elders, to maintain the adjacent Desimone Park.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In 2013, over 17,000 pounds of organic produce grown at Marra Farm was donated to local food banks. This could not have been done without thousands of volunteer hours tending the soil in the rain, sun, heat, wind, and frost. We are feeding our community and caring for the land together.
Funds raised go towards projects which benefit the entire Marra Farm community - including building and maintaining infrastructure, providing translation and interpretation, and hosting the community-wide Fall Festival each year.