"When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born. "
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Marigold Farms Inc hopes to accomplish a community that comes together to help one another succeed in living a happy and healthy life through organic farming and sustainable living. We hope through each of the programs that we can inspire, empower, and support our community and those around us. There are a multitude of issues currently facing communities all over the world. Marigold Farms Inc hopes to be a leader by inspiring, empowering, and supporting the residents of Ventura County and surrounding areas to make changes to their community by addressing both environmental issues and social issues.
Each program is fueled through our small farm in Ojai, California. At the farm, we grow seedlings/starters as free giveaways to those in the community looking to grow their own produce at home each season. We grow produce on our 1/4 acre land to donate to local food pantries, nonprofit food organizations, and to giveaway on our community cart. We donate 95% of the produce we grow to the community to help those who are food insecure. The other 5% we grow is left for pollinators as well as for seed saving. We are currently bulking up our seed library so that we can donate our seeds to the community.
This past spring we were able to donate over 200 seedlings as wells as over 200 lbs of produce to the community. We hope to triple our efforts in the fall with seedlings and double our efforts in produce.