Our mission is to sustainably, responsibly, and ethically grow food where it is eaten.
Food travels on average about 1,500 miles to get from the farm to your plate. This results in large quantities of fossil fuel usage, CO2 pollution, and produce being picked unripe weeks before it is sold and eaten. When you grow your own food at home, at work, at school, or in your community, you are reducing the food miles that your food travels to get to your plate. We aim to minimize the distance between where food is grown and where it is eaten.
Circular > Linear
Our current system is linear: farmers produce food, consumers use some of that food, and the rest gets thrown out. According to the USDA, food waste in the U.S. is estimated at between 30% – 40% percent of the food supply – equal to 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food! There’s a better way to do it. We are helping create a circular food economy. We compost our food waste, keeping it out of landfills and creating healthy, nutrient-rich soil to be used for growing more food. And we donate our extra seedlings to local charities and underserved communities.
Gardening has so many benefits for you, for your community, and for the environment. There are positive physiological benefits to gardening such as improved heart health, weight, sleep, and immune system. As a grower, you will connect with your community and find yourself sharing your harvest with old friends and new friends. And by growing your own food you will be helping the environment by reducing the massive amount of food waste and resulting negative environmental impacts.