No two gardens are the same: every community has different needs.
Sanzuma customizes garden plans depending on the space, and needs of each school. Working alongside the community, we help design and plant in a way that acknowledges and respects each garden's ecology and culture, and facilitates the garden's productive longevity.
Current Projects and Local Commitments:
Running the San Pedro School Farm that produces for the School District. (Over 3250 lbs since fall 2017)
Presently, we are active in two Marin County School Gardens
Sell produce to local restaurants from the school gardens
Research and Development for Zero Waste Marin, concerning Plate waste and farm to school connections
Pathways recovery program for adults
Probation youth community service hour program
On our 4th year teaching after-school nutrition, cooking and gardening classes at Short School 2-5th grades
Chair of the Farm to Student Collaboration
Co Chair Marin Food Policy Council
On the Board for the International Clubhouse, Marin City
On both the San Rafael and Novato Wellness Committees
Chair on the Heal 2.0 Steering Committee
We focus on a train the trainer method. Once the garden or project is flourishing, we step back and take on a mentorship role.
GARDEN NEWS & EVENTS
Since May 2016, Sanzuma has been growing local, organic food for the San Rafael City School District!
Thank you to Mimi Melodia, Health and Human Services, and the SRCS for helping to make this happen.