In classic Urban Tilth style, we continue to serve the community while we are developing the plan for the Future Farm. Since 2016 we have hosted more than 82 community events at the North Richmond Farm; and we have been growing thousands of pounds of fresh, delicious produce for our community. This produce is distributed through our Farm to Table CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project, Pop-up, and Free Farm Stands and through direct giveaways during our volunteer days every 4th Saturday of the month.
The Season of Service Project
This Spring alone, over 395 volunteers – visionaries, climate justice activists, local doctors, friends, family, and neighbors have visited the farm during our Season of Service Project. During the Season of Service volunteers came as individuals and teams to help create our 1st – 20 new permanent crop rows, helping us increase our capacity to grow healthy food 20 times what it was before this spring, and also helped build a few new benches for us out of old pallets – demonstrating how we can reuse everything around us to make life better!
Special Events on the Farm
We have welcomed hundreds of community members and guests during the past 4 years, such as visitors from Japan, Cuba, and Mexico, as well as visitors from universities and colleges, elementary schools and sister farms. We are proud to have been able to host large annual community gatherings for Martin Luther King National Day of Service in January, Earth Day in March, the Festival of Flowers Mother’s Day Celebration in May, Coastal Clean-up Day in September, Harvest Festival and Día de los Muertos in October/November, and the Winter Solstice Celebration in December. It is a part of the mission of the farm to serve as a gathering place for neighbors, families, and friends to strengthen our community by living and learning together.