Grant #25 Emily – Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
7/30/16 (at the Festival on the Farm)
Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is a non-profit, volunteer-driven farm that aims to fight hunger on Massachusetts’s south coast. Though they host thousands of volunteers each season, in the summer they see volunteer numbers drop off just as the harvest comes online. Without those consistent extra hands, Sharing the Harvest estimates that they lose 10,000 pounds of produce each summer. To combat this, they’ll be using their $5,000 grant form b.good to establish a summer youth work program to hire two students to help cultivate, harvest, and maintain the fields. These students will not only gain valuable work experience and agricultural knowledge, but they will be able to cut the farm’s annual food loss in half. That means 5,000 extra pounds of produce for those in need on the south coast.