Main Street Project invites community members to its farm to share in the season’s bounty through our program
Sharing Our Roots is more than just about sharing fresh, locally grown produce, it’s about building community.
We are bringing our community closer to nature, to where their food comes from. Together we are sharing our knowledge and stories, while being a part of something bigger. By opening up our farm and creating a friendly, relaxing, and safe environment we are bringing the food movement to the hearts of our community. Through the Sharing Our Roots program we connect people in low-income households to healthy food while strengthening our communities social connections. We give away free produce from our gardens and provide people with a place to learn how to raise chickens and grow food themselves, while reconnecting with their roots. Activities include farm tours, family-friendly activities, and bonfires throughout the seasons.
Those that come to our events receive an opportunity to learn more about our system and just how we harness indigenous knowledge and traditional agriculture skills in our design. Our model creates new possibilities for Latino immigrants trapped in low-wage food and agriculture industry jobs. We hope the Sharing Our Roots can be a building block in a transition to a new food and agriculture system that thrives on the potential of people and the ecology to generate abundance; protects and preserves land and water resources for future generations, and builds and retains family and community wealth.
Want to follow the Sharing Our Roots story and find out when you can participate? Join the Facebook group here.