How much land does Veggielution have?
In January 2007, we started gardening in people’s backyards near campus. We had lots of students interested in learning how to garden, and 4 backyards growing with veggies. In late 2007 we started looking for a larger space that would serve our needs better. We found Emma Prusch Farm Park and started growing on 1/6th of an acre there in 2008. In July 2009 we broke ground on “the acre”, and in May 2011 expanded to 2 acres. In 2012 we signed an agreement with the City of San Jose for the full 6 acres available for the farm.
What’s a Community Farm? Is that like a Community Garden?
Sort of. A community garden is split into separate parts, and each person has their own space. Our community farm is managed as a whole, so everyone can participate.
Who is the Emma Prusch Foundation?
The Emma Prusch Foundation is a non-profit that was established at the same time as the park. Their mission is to ensure that the master plan of the park is followed, and that the park maintains San Jose’s rich agricultural heritage and a rural country feel.
Who owns the land?
The land is part of Emma Prusch Farm Park, which is a San Jose City Park. It is owned by the City of San Jose.
Are we a non-profit?
Yes, we are a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Our tax id # is 27-2021333.
Where does the food go?
Our goal is to distribute 70% of our crops at low cost or free to the community. We do this through our Farm Stand, Farm Box, volunteer give aways, and soup kitchen donations. The remaining 30% is sold for revenue through our Farmers Market stand and restaurant sales.
Can my group volunteer?
As long as the group is middle school age or older. We can accommodate small groups at our regular workdays, and larger groups can schedule a seperate time to volunteer. Click here for more info.
How can I get more involved?
You can become a Workday Leader to help run workdays. If you are interested, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us at a workday. We also have seasonal internships, and full time AmeriCorps positions. Check our jobs and internships page to see what we are currently recruiting for.
My organization might like to partner with Veggielution. Who should I talk to?
Contact our Executive Director, Amie Frisch: email@example.com
How are you funded?
We are funded through a mix of foundation and corporate grants, individual donations, and farm revenue.