Backyard Harvest aims to share the edible abundance of the Santa Barbara community with those that need it the most. Our ideal climate and plentiful resources typically lead to a profusion of food that often results in excess. Backyard Harvest serves to capture that abundance and redirect it into the food system by donating it to our in-need residents. This recycling of food essentially converts waste into needed nutrition while simultaneously addressing the numerous ecological benefits of local food production. The resulting synergy of social, environmental and health benefits reflects the diverse and vital role Backyard Harvest serves in the enhancement of our community.
We are all hearing more about "local food" or the "local food movement." Known as the collaborative effort to build a more locally based, self-reliant food economy—one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution and consumption are integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place.
Backyard Harvest offers countless opportunities to participate in this movement. Residential and commercial property owners can become members of out "farm community" by donating the excess food growing on their properties. Students of all ages can participate in our Service Learning and Community Building Programs and people of all ages can volunteer to help harvest the much needed nutritious food for our challenged neighbors.
Join Backyard Harvest and become a part of Santa Barbara's move towards a more sustainable and secure food future.
A cycleMAYnia Event
Saturday 5/1/10 @ 2 pm
Grab your cargo bike, trailer, rack & panniers and help deliver food by bicycle. Backyard Harvest has collected 20,000 lbs of fresh produce from vendors at the Farmers Market. Meet at Wheelhouse @ 528 Anacapa and help pedal some of this much needed produce to various downtown agencies serving in-need residents.
Join us and get your free BYH t-shirt.
of fresh, local fruits and vegetables harvested, collected and donated to the Unity Shoppe for distribution to our neighbors in crisis or need.
WIN A VESPA
AND HELP FEED THOSE IN NEED!!
Raffle tickets only $10 each, 3 for $25 or 7 for $50.
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Drawing date extended to 7/1/10
CA Raffle Permit # 4182. 2010 Vespa S150 model. Maximum of 1000 tickets to be sold, minimum of 500. Must be 18 and need not be present. Winner responsible for all applicble taxes (paid at time of receipt of prize), license, registration and out of area shipping.