NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
NUEVO HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN NUESTRA OFICINA PRINCIPAL. A partir del 22 de abril de 2024, nuestra oficina estará abierta de martes a jueves, de 9:30 a 16:30 (lunes y viernes cerrado).

Seeds to success

Providing a sustainable community resource for good, healthy food

Model for Good Food

Our organic garden offers a replicable and scalable model for creating a sustainable community resource for good, healthy food. The Production Farm has 15,000 square feet of land dedicated to orchards and organic crops. Last year, our Production Farm generated over 730 lbs. of healthy fruits and vegetables!

We also ensure that the fresh ingredients grown in our Production Farm and school gardens are put back into our food cycle. Our farm ensures that we grow, educate, and feed good food into tomorrow!  

Research shows that involving children in our farm and learning gardens or a school gardening program may do more than cultivate a green thumb.  In one study, elementary school children showed increased willingness to try new foods after growing and cooking in a school-based kitchen and gardening program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We use the food we grow to prepare meals both for our programs, as well as in our emergency food boxes that provide groceries and meals to food insecure families. 

We have a parent garden committee that help to both operate and make decisions about the campus gardens, including what is grown. Our farm manager is Juan Martinez, a long-time Community Action Marin employee.

We love having children involved. They learn how to grow things and are more likely to eat the foods they’ve been involved in growing. 

This past year, our Production Farms grew 1,098.5 pounds of food including: Peaches: 88 pounds, Cabbage: 10 pounds, Peppers: 4 pounds; Tomatoes: 179 pounds, Cucumbers: 94 pounds, zucchini: 238.5 pounds, and more!

We love having people volunteer and help out. What we suggest is going to our Volunteer Page and filling out the form and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you. You can also sign up for our email list as events are often included in our emails as well.

Growing a Garden into a Production Farm!

A longtime highlight of our Children and Family Services, our Learning Gardens program is growing in exciting ways to increase healthy eating choices and access to fresh fruits and vegetables  among the families  we serve. 

We know that climate change is increasingly a driver of migration around the world, especially for families who have been displaced from their agrarian roots due to drought and extreme weather conditions. Having the opportunity to farm and garden in a community setting increases food security and healthy eating while strengthening their relationship to the land, their culture and their ancestors.

Patti D’Angelo Juachon
Program Director
Environment and Legal Protection
Marin Community Foundation