No two gardens are the same: every community has different needs.
Sanzuma customizes garden plans depending on the space, and needs of each school or organization. Working alongside the community, we help design and plant in a way that acknowledges and respects each garden's ecology and culture, and facilitates the garden's productive longevity.
We focus on a train the trainer method. Once the garden or project is flourishing, we step back and take on a mentorship role.
Current projects and local commitments
Sanzuma’s School Farm
Sanzuma School Farm has served produce to over 2,102,463 students since September 2015 to present
Supplying free organic produce to thousands of at-risk local families during covid donated over 60,000 lb and ongoing
Design and build multiple production farms for San Rafael City schools and other local schools. Farms have served as an outdoor learning lab for pre-k through 8th grade
Sell produce to local restaurants weekly. Ous school gardens have sold over 4,000 lb to date
Research and Development
R&D for Zero Waste Marin concerning plate waste and farm to school connections and compliance with sb1383
Recipient of the CDFA farm to school Grant award two consecutive years 2021 and 2022
Probation and Pathways
Probation youth community service hour program and Pathways recovery program for disabled adults
Our 8th year teaching after school nutrition cooking and gardening classes to grades K through 8th we have taught over 5,000 classes
Chair & Boards
Chair of HEAL 2.0
Co Chair Marin Food policy 5 years
Chair of farm to school collaboration
On both San Rafael ans Novato school wellness committees
On the Board for International clubhouse Marin City
Designed and manage the San Pedro School farm that produces for the San Rafael City School District over 4,000 lb since fall of 2017
Serving on both San Rafael and Novato School Wellness committees
Work directly with Senator Mike McGuire on statewide school lunch policies