The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm, a nonprofit educational farming program in Pomona, CA, produces organically-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and pasture-raised eggs on an acre that is made up of 3 suburban farm sites.
Their CSA is currently supporting 25 low-income members. In addition, Farmer Trainees learn to manage the entire farm operation, including nursery planting, maintenance, field plantings, pest management, livestock care, and irrigation setup and maintenance. Their $5,000 grant will help establish four California Native perennial hedgerows. The funds will also be used for the purchase of over 200 perennials, 40-50 fruit trees, wildflower seeds, and the drip irrigation materials for these plants. In addition, 10% of the grant funding will also be reserved for creating educational programming for the Farmer Training Program.