No two gardens are the same: every community has different needs.
Sanzuma customizes garden plans depending on the space, and needs of each school. 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 has served produce to over 2,102,463 students since September 2015- present
Designed, built and managed a production farm for San Rafael City Schools. Farm has served as an outdoor learning lab for Pre K- grade 5 2015- present.
Research and Development for Zero Waste Marin, concerning Plate waste and farm to school connections and compliance with SB1383
Probation youth community service hour program and Pathways recovery program for disabled adults
Chair of the Farm to Student Collaboration
On the Board for the International Clubhouse, Marin City
Chair on the Heal 2.0 Steering Committee
Supplying free organic produce to 1000s of at-risk local families during COVID, donated over 60,000 pounds and ongoing
Sell produce to local restaurants (weekly) from the school gardens over 3700 pounds to date
Recipient of the CDFA Farm to School grant award two consecutive years. 2021 and 2022
On our 8th year teaching after-school nutrition, cooking and gardening classes at grades 2-5th grades. We have taught over 5000 classes
Designed and manage the San Pedro School Farm that produces for the School District (over 4,000 lbs since Fall 2017)
On both the San Rafael and Novato school Wellness Committees
Wellness program for Veterans