Our Goal: $15,000
The first $5,000 will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the generous pledge from an anonymous donor.
Just Roots is a social justice organization that builds equity, connection, health, pride and empowerment in our community and beyond through food-based programs and systems change.
Our farm, programming and advocacy efforts connect people to food and one another. We do our work by growing food; connecting people of all ages and life experiences with the land; running an all-income CSA (we’ve got the biggest SNAP-enrolled low-income CSA in the state!); cooking community meals; developing partnerships with schools, health insurance companies, legislators, health clinics and other resource agencies; researching the health outcomes of CSA participation and more. We build direct access, models, momentum and evidence for change in agricultural policy, food policy and social justice. We are a small, efficient, farm-based organization with a goal to change the food system and bring more equity to the world.
Donations will directly benefit two core components of our programming. Your support will:
Help 25 of our 125 local families who live 130% or more below the poverty level access CSA farm shares throughout the 2019 growing and harvest season. That means 20 weeks of farm fresh food direct from field to table, provided in abundance, with dignity and joy. Members select what they bring home and are welcome to our Pick Your Own gardens to add even more bounty. They will be provided with the resources and support they need to help them succeed with their farm share; building the habits of health throughout the year.
Funds will also support some exciting new on-farm developments such as a welcoming forest classroom, sustaining perennial and pollinator plantings, and an integrated no-till permaculture area.