What We Do
"I can finally afford to buy fresh vegetables for my family."
farm stand customer
For this resident, and so many others like her, Sanctuary Farm launched a low-cost produce stand selling to roughly 1000 customers throughout the summer. We are proud to provide affordable, organically-grown vegetables grown right in the community for all to enjoy.
The farm stand will continue through mid-December on Tuesday 11-2
22nd and Cecil B. Moore
VEGGIE SCRIPT PROGRAM
Through a generous grant from the Sisters of Mercy, Sanctuary Farm launched "veggie scripts", an innovative approach to helping individuals struggling with food insecurity make healthy food choices by providing "prescriptions" for vegetables. Veggie scripts were provided to participants in nutrition education classes taught by PHMC's Health Promotion Council at two community health centers--Stephen Klein Wellness Center and Mary Howard Health Center for the Homeless. The classes target individuals with diabetes, hypertension, obesity, who are at increased for poor healthcare outcomes.
Keeping with the Mission of Sanctuary Farm, we were able to hire two men transitioning out of homelessness last year. We also provide opportunities for high school interns from Project HOME's Youth Employment Project. Working with Sanctuary Farm provides the opportunity to earn income and develop skills to secure long-term employment.
Sanctuary Farm partnered with Project HOME's Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Lab's Summer Camp Program to offer gardening classes to K through 7th graders. Among the topics the children learned about were germination, plant requirements, composting, beneficial insects and pollination.