A bit about the farm I work on:
Situated on 6.3 acres just outside of Ceres, CA, the farm today is the product of years of work by many organizations and people dedicated each in their own way to ending hunger and poverty, locally and around the world.
For the past 30-40 years, the farm has been run by a large nonprofit organization called Heifer International. Local Heifer volunteers and staff developed the farm first as a site to bring donated animals together for shipment to Asian countries devastated by war, and then as an education center to teach people about Heifer’s mission to “end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.”
Heifer eventually decided to close the education center and begin leasing out the farm to a community center based in Modesto in April 2010. I (Anna) was a resident volunteer for the education center, and continue today to work for the community group as the farm manager.