Weyburn Terrace gets a Community Supported Agriculture Program
In partnership with the Weyburn Terrace Residents Association and the South Central Farmers Cooperative, the UCLA Graduate Student Association has brought a Community Supported Agriculture program to Weyburn Terrace.
Community Supported Agriculture is a way for the public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of produce. All produce from the South Central Farm is local, sustainable, and organic. By making a financial commitment to the farm, people become subscribers (shareholders) and help guarantee a market for the produce being grown. Participants of the program can sign up on the South Central Farmers Cooperative website for a single box or a membership to get produce delivered weekly. Currently, each box of produce currently costs $15 and you can pre-pay for a membership up to 6 months.
The first drop-off at Weyburn Terrace was a big success. On Tuesday, November 25, 2008, Sarah Nolan, a representative from the South Central Farmers Cooperative, delivered 27 market baskets to student volunteer, Shanna Gong, who then transported them to a courtyard in Weyburn Terrace. Graduate Students Juan Matute, Sirinya Tritipeskul and Shanna distributed boxes to the new CSA members. The second drop-off took place on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.
Currently this program is only available to graduate students living in Weyburn Terrace, but the organizers are hoping to expand.
Check out the Facebook page to learn more about CSAs and how to participate in the program.
Published: Wednesday, December 03, 2008