Increasing Access to Healthy Food
While our country produces enough food to feed everyone, access to healthy food is not equitable. Low-income communities and communities of color in particular face significant barriers to obtaining affordable, nutritious produce.
OUR URBAN FARM GIVING GARDEN
We operate an urban farm in South Park Seattle, where neighbors grow produce for themselves and their communities.
Marra Farm Giving Garden
Since 1986, Solid Ground has cultivated a 3/4-acre Giving Garden on historic urban farmland at Marra Farm in the South Park neighborhood. Each year, community members, volunteers and staff grow more than 15,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce there. All of the produce grown stays in the South Park community, nourishing Concord International School students and their families – and other South Park residents – via food banks, meal programs, and our Work Trade program participants.
Education, Volunteering, & Work Trade
Through Volunteer Work Parties and our Work Trade Program, people can volunteer at our farm in exchange for a bag of vegetables.