Providing community garden space for place-based learning, public health, nutrition education, and community empowerment.
Operating on an avocado grove in El Capitan Canyon, Greenspot Farming’s vision was born from a desire for fruit grown in our area to be eaten locally and for excess fruit and green spaces in our communities to be utilized to make our area more productive, food secureFood Security / Food Insecurity: Food security refers to the economic and social condition of reliable access to an adequate amount of food for an active, healthy life for all household members. A household is food insecure when food security does not exist., and beautiful. Partnering with landowners from Carpinteria to Goleta who have or want fruit trees, Greenspot harvests excess fruit from residential trees, private orchards, and commercial farms at no cost to the land owner, working with local retail channels like produce markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A system that more directly connects producers and consumers in a food system by allowing consumers to subscribe to receive the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms. to ensure that the fruit finds its way to someone’s table. Profits are shared with landowners who participate – and the trees that are planted and cared for will continue to provide for landowners and eaters for years to come.
The closed loop food systemClosed Loop Food System: As opposed to a linear food system that follows consumption of food from field to plate to waste, a closed loop food system is a more sustainable model that follows food from field to plate to field with little or no waste. Greenspot has created provides healthy food accessFood Access: A person’s ability to access food while considering many barriers such as geography, transportation, availability of healthy foods, and affordability. to our community, ensures that local food does not go to waste, reduces travel time and environmental impact between farm and plate, and strengthens our local food economy and food sovereigntyFood Sovereignty: The right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems..
Learn more about how you can host trees or request to have your trees harvested on their website.