Friday, December 18, 2009

Lettuce Link in 2009

Marra Farm, fruit harvest, seed distribution, P-Patch food banks plots, school programs.... what was Lettuce Link up to in 2009? With the help of our volunteers (over 7000 hours of volunteer work!) we:
  • Passed out seeds, plant starts, and gardening information to over 2,100 food bank clients
  • Supported P-Patch gardeners at 45 sites to generate over 27,000 pounds of organic produce for food banks and meals programs
  • Grew over 16,300 pounds of organic produce at Marra Farm to donate to Providence Regina House Food Bank in Seattle's South Park neighborhood
  • Harvested 19,600 pounds of fresh fruit for food banks and meals programs. This represents a 40% increase from 2008!
  • Taught nutrition, organic growing, food production, and ecology for students from Concord Elementary in South Park and other South Seattle youth, reaching over 400 children.
  • Provided leadership for the new Seattle Community Farm and Good Food Project, a multi-partner collaboration to create a sustainable food system accessible to low-income communities in Seattle.

Looking forward to a wonderful 2010.

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