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Quotes from our partners

"Sanzuma was so wonderful in partnering and supporting our HEAL program in growing veggies starts for the preschool we serve." 

- Madelene McCann, Heal Education Coordinator at the Marin Child Care Council

"Lori provides leadership to the multi-stakeholder coalition of food and farming advocates, keeps a constant watch for opportunities to connect the dots across people, places, and issues, and incorporates her deep understandings of farming, food security, and social justice into her work."

- Julia Van Soelen Kim, Food Systems Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

"This important program not only teaches kids where their food comes from but also helps fill their plates during their lunch. I highly recommend this approach to bring environmental awareness and responsibility." 

- Dave Pedroli, San Rafael City Schools

"I run the Zero Waste Schools Program for Zero Waste Marin and have had the pleasure of working with Lori and her team the past few years. Where we focus in waste reduction, they focus on healthy eating and education and it’s a perfect match. Sanzuma's tireless efforts, dedication, and pure joy in their work is infectious and really refreshing!"

 - Casey Poldino, Waste Management Specialist County of Marin

Sanzuma and have a mutually beneficial partnership. ExtraFood volunteers are able to pick up excess produce from the farm and transport it to nonprofits serving Marin County’s most vulnerable people.  Better to feed hungry people before feeding the compost!

- Kathy Carver, Manager/Food Donor Relations at 

“Sanzuma brings garden education to many students and their families that lack the resources to experience growing plants elsewhere. At the same time,  the green produce in their school gardens provides air, food, and medicine to the souls of the children.”

- Oscar Guardado, Marin Health and Human Services Health Educator 

"We have worked with Sanzuma through our Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative (HEAL) and have been impressed with Lori’s expertise in creating productive community gardens! Lori has been a pleasure to work with and is very committed to increasing access to healthy foods in our community. She has strong partnerships and relationships with all of the other HEAL partners and with our school districts in Marin."


- Kathy Koblick, Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Division Director
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