Land’s Sake Farm’s mission is to connect people to the land, their food, and each other. Thanks to you and our community of supporters, the farm was able to feed, teach, and reach more people than ever this year! As we look to the year ahead, we plan to continue to offer a welcoming space to explore, learn, and grow.
We need your help to do this.
It may come as no surprise that research shows a growing disconnect between people, the land, and the food we eat. Today’s kids spend 44 hours per week in front of a screen, and less than 10 minutes per day playing outdoors. Many of us see this in our own homes, as kids choose screens over swings for play and downtime.
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A growing body of research finds that kids who play outside are happier, more attentive and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors (Source: Child-Mind Institute). At Land’s Sake Farm, children dig potatoes, pick up chickens, use hand tools, and harvest and cook fresh vegetables. There is no app for that!
An estimated 49% of young children do not eat a daily vegetable (Source: CDC). At Land's Sake Farm, about 30% of our after school program students opt to forage for a snack in the Education Garden instead of eating a packaged snack from home. Talk about knowing where food comes from! Scallion greens, cucamelon, and raspberries anyone?
LAND'S SAKE EDUCATION PROGRAMS CHANGE LIVES!
George, pictured here, is just one example of the impact that Land’s Sake education programs make. He first visited the farm as an elementary school student, then spent several years in Green Power - Land’s Sake Farm’s unique and historic summer immersion program. Something clicked! He went on to intern with the farm and education teams, then accepted a part-time job at the farmstand. At 16, he was hired as the youngest member of our farm crew. This teen now aims for a career in farming!
A number of other Land's Sake program “graduates” have gone on to careers inspired by their time on the farm: Liam, who worked on the farm, in the forest, and at the farmstand, now fights forest fires in the Western US; Annie, our farmstand manager, started as a Land’s Sake elementary school program participant.
We hear countless stories from adults who grew up on the farm, in Land’s Sake programs, working in the fields or the stand, who now come back with their kids to buy local produce. Please help provide a magical place for others to explore, learn, and grow, with a donation to Land’s Sake Farm’s Annual Fund. With your help we can do even more in 2024!
We rely on your year-end gift to provide essential funds, critical to growing healthy, local produce for the community and our hunger relief partners. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of so many.
Thank you for your support! Land’s Sake Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible.