Reflections on a productive 2017
- posted on: May 23, 2018
- posted by: Robin Crowder
Even though we’re already enjoying spring of 2018, we’ve found time to reflect upon all the good work that happened at 21 Acres in 2017. We’re pleased to share the 2017 Annual Report with you.
Here, at the 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living, we remain committed to our mission of inspiring action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat and live sustainably. To this end, we strive to provide an
engaging center for people to connect, learn, and explore with one another. We demonstrate sustainable farming practices on our acreage with a focus on rebuilding soil first. We bring thousands of children onsite to experience the farm, the youth garden, and the green building, fueling their curiosity for learning and discovery. We pay farmers fair prices for product that we use in the commercial kitchen and the Farm Market, consistently demonstrating our commitment to pay more than traditional wholesale pricing, which has historically inadequately compensated producers. We inspire new cooks, teach culinary skills and reinvigorate creativity in home kitchens.
This past year, we’ve deepened our engagement with the community in all of these areas and more, while also expanding our reach. The result is supporting a growing group of educated consumers who are seeking knowledge and access to local, sustainable foods. Among the best rewards of this focus on education is getting to be a catalyst that sparks enthusiasm for change and hearing sentiments from visitors who feel more hope and a sense of solidarity among the greater community of people committed to climate action.
All of us at 21 Acres are grateful to our colleagues, volunteers, members, and the community at large for contributing to our success: 2017 was a robust year of activities and accomplishments and we’re pleased to share the details.
We welcome you to download the full annual report and photos here.