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Meadowbrook neighbor giving back via Marra Farm

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Sue McGann, of Meadowbrook, runs Marra Farm in South Park.

Our sister site Wedgwood View has a post today about Meadowbrook resident Sue McGann, who runs the “giving garden” Marra Farm in South Park. The 4.5-acre urban community farm grows fresh produce for the community’s Providence Regina House Food Bank and provides educational outreach and economic opportunity to families in the neighborhood.

McGann got her start at Marra Farm as a volunteer after she heard about Lettuce Link, a program that works directly with the farm to provide food to local food banks.

“When I started here, the food bank fed 133 families. Now, there are 500 families using it,” McGann said. “Last year we grew 22,000 pounds of fresh food for the food bank.”

Read more about McGann and Marra Farm on the post by our intern, Katie Melton. This is one of her last big projects with Next Door Media before her internship ends June 8, but we hope you’ll still get to see her name from time to time!

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