What do you benefit most from being a member of NCPC?
Coastal Roots Farm is grateful to learn from, teach, and work with other inspiring nonprofit organizations.
What do you offer to the community?
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center with a mission to Nourish Community. We practice regenerative agriculture, share our harvest with those who lack access, deliver unique farm-based educational programs, and foster inclusive spaces for people of all backgrounds to come together to connect, learn, and celebrate in ways that catalyze a more vibrant community.
The Farm’s programs Nourish Community by not only providing fresh, organic produce to vulnerable community members, but also offering quality, outdoor educational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, using sustainable farming techniques to improve the fertility of the soil and support a biodiverse ecosystem, and teach Jewish tradition and heritage through our agricultural practices.
What was your organization/company’s biggest accomplishment in the past six months/one year?
Since January, we have grown and distributed 37,676 pounds of organic nutrient-dense produce and eggs to vulnerable members of our community. We’ve provided 21,218 individuals with food and diverted 440,162 pounds of waste from the landfill through our composting program. Additionally, the Farm welcomed over 350 “Farmers-in-Training” to our After-School, Spring, and Summer Farm Camps. During the pandemic, this program was created to meet new childcare challenges and to continue providing equitable farm-based environmental education.
What event/program or campaign do you have coming up that you would like to share with our readers?
- 9th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival
Join us for the 9th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival at Coastal Roots Farm on September 19, 2021 from 11am-3pm. The Sukkot Harvest Festival is the Farm’s biggest event of the year, inspired by the Jewish tradition of gathering community outdoors to celebrate the end of an abundant summer harvest and welcome in the fall season and all it brings. Meet us under the sukkah (temporary shelter) for a day filled with live music, food, drinks, and activities for all ages.
- Farm Film & Music Series
We invite our community to spend a beautiful evening on the Farm to listen and learn about equitable food systems, climate change, environmental justice, and more through a series of inspiring films.
The next film we are screening is The Kitchenistas on October 7th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Film screening begins at 6:30pm. Click here for more info.