Increasing Access to Healthy Food
While our country produces enough food that no one should go hungry, access to healthy food is not equitable. Low-income communities in particular face significant barriers to obtaining affordable, nutritious produce. People who grow their own food can be more self-sufficient and healthy, and play an active role in turning food deserts into oases!
A Healthier Community
OUR URBAN FARM GIVING GARDEN
Our Lettuce Link program operates an urban farm in South Park Seattle, where neighbors grow produce for themselves and their communities.
Marra Farm Giving Garden
Since 1986, Lettuce Link has cultivated a 3/4-acre Giving Garden on historic urban farmland at Marra Farm in the South Park neighborhood.
In 2014, community members, volunteers and Lettuce Link staff grew 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 an innovative Work Trade Program, people can volunteer at our farm in exchange for a bag of vegetables.