Here is our highly-anticipated showcase video! It highlights the fruits of our labor and explains why what we do is important. See our beautiful, organic farms that sustainably feed restaurants and cafes.
Farmers at UP are sowing the cool season crops: peas, carrots, cabbages, kales and lettuce. Expect epic salads in the upcoming months as we enjoy the mild San Diego winter.Also on our November agendas: pruning perennial herbs (like rosemary and sage), planting more garlic and onions, wildflowers and native plants.
Turn the pumpkin on your front step into a pie for Thanksgiving dinner:Sweet Potato Pie recipe..
According to the USDA, in 2014 14% of households were food insecure, meaning they did not have “consistent access throughout the year to adequate food.”Another stirring truth: 40% of food in America goes to landfills, including completely edible but ugly produce thrown out by farmers and supermarkets. A lot of food is also wasted by us, the consumers! Here are the 4 main reasons. Throughout November on social media, Urban Plantations will be discussing ways to combat food waste & how to better manage disposal. Look for the culminating blog post on our website coming soon..
If you’d like to help your community this holiday season, food pantries often need donations and/or volunteers. Food donations can be made at any of these locations.The San Diego Food Bank distributes food at 183 sites and to 350 nonprofits like food pantries and senior living facilities. Their website features a search by zip code if you need food or want to find organizations near you.
We’d like to highlight a specific non-profit in San Diego. Mama’s Kitchen delivers 3 daily meals and offers nutrition education to adults and children living with AIDS or cancer. Often, people in need are housebound or otherwise unable to get to food distribution sites- Mama’s Kitchen takes care of these folks and their children. Volunteer and donate here!