Through its gardening projects, Marra Farm not only cultivates food for those in need but also teaches neighborhood self-reliance, environmental awareness and about issues like hunger relief and improved nutrition. We’ll be helping out in Lettuce Link’s Giving Garden, a 3/4-acre plot on historic urban farmland. All of the produce grown in the Giving Garden stays in the South Park community and is distributed via food banks, meal programs and the Work Trade program.
We’ll be all hands on deck for whatever Lettuce Link needs: we’re enlisted to help prepare soil and garden beds, mix compost, plant vegetable starts and seeds, weed, harvest and/or wash produce. Through hands on work in the fresh air and conversation with Marra Farm’s knowledgeable staff, we’ll learn about the source of food, food security, organic farming and food justice.