PayPal & eBay, inc. hired StartOrganic to design and facilitate a program help employees grow vegetables on their lunch break. StartOrganic constructed 26 raised garden beds for teams of employees to grow food in. The program has been a great success with such demand that StartOrganic has built 4 more boxes to try and keep up with demand. StartOrganic representatives are there weekly to assist employees in their garden plot.
West Valley Community Services helps serve those in the area who need assistance in a variety of different ways, one of them is food. StartOrganic built a garden for WVCS and continues monthly education classes to assist their volunteers in the maintenance of this garden. Some of the food is harvested for the food pantry so that even those in need of assistance get to eat the healthiest food possible!
The Forge Garden is a beautiful space on the edge of campus growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to be sold at their local farmstand. Complete with Chickens, a greenhouse, and lots of growing space, The Forge is a great place for those looking to experience a true urban farm. StartOrganic has partnered with them in constructing their “Production Garden” that grows much of the food sold at the farmstand. StartOrganic also has an ongoing bed building workshop that has been widely praised and always has a great turnout
La Mesa Verde, located in San Jose, CA, is an amazing program aimed at helping low-income families to have access to gardens of their own. La Mesa Verde builds gardens for 100 families in San Jose and has been successful for years. StartOrganic has helped by teaching their builders StartOrganic’s tried and true techniques in garden building adding efficiency and longevity to their projects
Sage Bakehouse makes a serious effort to source as many local ingredients in their delicious meat pies as possible. We should all strive to support local companies who truly care about their product–and this is a great example of one. StartOrganic is working with this innovative new business to help them grow as much food as they can to incorporate into their savory, handheld meals :). To find out where you can get a pie of your own, click here or head on down to the Clement St. Farmers Market in SF before they sell out!
YMCA Saratoga has StartOrganic come out once a month to teach an organic gardening course to show those looking to learn a thing or two about growing food.
Saratoga Elementary School, Teach the Teachers program was designed for StartOrganic to work in combination with the staff to create a sustainable program for their school to teach all of their students by giving the knowledge directly to the teachers. Hannah from StartOrganic comes to Saratoga Elementary School once per month and shows their teachers the ins and outs of growing food. She then works with their staff to help formulate garden-based education to use what they’ve learned in the classroom (science, math, history) in a real setting. StartOrganic has since built expanded garden space for the program as it was met with high levels of praise
StartOrganic helped Joaquin Middle School to clean up and reinvigorate their gardens to teach the kids what it means to grow food successfully! StartOrganic will be teaching the teachers here as well in order to ensure that they grow the best crops possible
The Studio by Angi Salon and Boutique was looking to do something a bit different. StartOrganic built an edible garden of herbs and vegetables for The Studio to give to their employees and clients. Some of the herbs were also used to make lotions, products, and different drinks to be served to their clientele
Burrows Community Farmshare was a local CSA in Campbell CA on a 3/4 Acre plot of land. StartOrganic turned this barren dirt lot into a highly productive garden shared with the community. While the food was plentiful and delicious, the community demand was not there to continue the program