We are funded mostly by the county and they never provide enough funding for maintenance staffing. So, therefore, we have to rely heavily on volunteers. Finding the time to recruit them has proven difficult. Not many people want to come and weed our farm when they could be weeding at home. Paying staff hourly wages to weed is also difficult due to our budget and time constraints.
Sanzuma is dedicated to increasing the availability of freshly grown foods through gardening and urban farming, improving health and reconnecting people with their environment.
We believe a person's health and diet should not be a reflection of their economic status. Through the lens of comprehensive, healthy food systems, we support low-income communities from Mexico & Central America to Marin County, California.
We help improve the overall wellness at low income schools through a series of programs.
developing a school farm, helping the food service directors improve the school meal programs, negotiating contracts with local farmers, policy work that has to do with improving the local food system, implementing nutrition education into the curricula, increasing Physical Education minutes, and more.