The Garden Farms Foundation, a non profit that builds gardens at residential and commercial lots, launched its first out-of-campus farmers market at the Summerlin Library on March 2nd. The event featured 7 different schools and the produce that they grew at each school. Over 200 people were in attendance marking a very successful market, resulting in the foundation hoping for more to come!
“A lot of these gardens we have are in low-income areas — food deserts,” said Vanessa Portillo executive Director of Garden Farms. “Our ultimate goal is food security. It’s one thing to give people free food and another thing to teach people how to grow that food. We do a lot of programming to make it fun to be in the garden and kind of tie growing food into other things as well.”