Farm Discovery at Live Earth empowers youth and families to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems.
On our organic farm youth learn to grow and prepare healthy, plant-based foods from the field to the table. We provide year-round opportunities for kids and families in nine hands-on programs to learn and participate in a sustainable food system. We believe we can transform personal and community health and improve our impact on earth by building and sustaining collaborative agricultural, ecological and social systems.
Farm Discovery at Live Earth seeks to maintain and enhance the organic produce distribution and education program, providing fresh, organic produce to underserved community members through three partner organizations.
The program increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables, nutrition and environmental education, and relieves food and nutrition insecurity, resulting in improved community health and environmental stewardship.
We donated 138,000 pounds (69 tons) of produce since March 2020, and grew, harvested and donated an additional 5,000 pounds in our education fields in 2022. An average of 25 pounds of produce feeds a family of four for one week — therefore, we feed about 50 families per week. With your support, we’ll continue this, keeping our cost to only $1.30/pound of produce, which covers the produce and all labor.
We provide produce through partners to farmworkers, families, kids, homeless and veterans. (The main partners are: PV Loaves & Fishes, Holy Cross Food Pantry, and Encompass Community Services Transitional Age Youth program (TAY). This year we hope to purchase an electric van to support delivery of produce to our partners and to the plates of our community most in need.
A working mom with 3 kids was crying as we brought her groceries from Farm Discovery from our pantry to her car. She was so thankful for you and us because gas prices have gone up making it nearly impossible for her and her husband (both working) to provide good food to their kids. Thank you, Farm Discovery.
Trevor Hutchison, Holy Cross Pantry volunteer