Author: foodfriendsfun

  • Not All Heroes…

    Not All Heroes…

    Due to the pandemic, the schoolgarden had gotten choked by agressive weeds, which we have been laboriously pulling out and sending to Miramar Greenery to be processed into compost. One of my favorite memories happened when we came to the school garden one morning and found that someone had thrown a whole bunch of garbage into […]

  • A Day of Reflection & Remembrance

    A Day of Reflection & Remembrance

    Produce Donation Marks Day of Remembrance On this somber day, it’s good to be in the garden. There’s something soothing and meditative about the work and being outdoors. And there’s something uplifting.  The summer harvest is going strong and we got some winter crops in the ground. Six volunteers came out and made a lot […]

  • Our Heroes – Local, Organic Farmers

    Our Heroes – Local, Organic Farmers

    “Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: ‘Love. They must do it for love.'”

  • A Delicious Partnership

    A Delicious Partnership

    Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

  • Introducing…The Farmacy Initiative

    Introducing…The Farmacy Initiative

    The Farmacy Initiative is a new 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose mission is to build, inspire and educate children to plant and care for gardens.

  • The Beet Goes On…

    The Beet Goes On…

    During a heartbreaking time, a crop of hearty beets and carrots hint at a brighter future.

  • Volunteers up the Ears

    Volunteers up the Ears

    The two-and-a-half month long school shutdown this spring was catastrophic for area learning gardens, leaving them overgrown and neglected. But Barrio Botany has been fortunate to have support this summer from industrious volunteers who have contributed countless hours to bring the gardens back into healthy production. They’ve been seeding and weeding and transplanting. They’ve potted […]

  • La Mesa de Justicia y Esperanza

    La Mesa de Justicia y Esperanza

    Barrio Botany is donating fresh produce and plants from Promise Zone school gardens to food insecure families via a grassroots distribution hub called the Mesa de Justicia y Esperanza (Table for Justice & Hope).

  • Garden Build! (Perkins K-8)

    Garden Build! (Perkins K-8)

    An industrious team of businesses and individual volunteers came together to build a vibrant outdoor learning space for one of the poorest elementary schools in San Diego.