San Francisco Microfarm
Grand Circle Foundation has partnered with the San Francisco Chachagua School in Costa Rica to create a sustainable microfarm that not only feeds 184 students breakfast, lunch, and sometimes even dinner, but it also impacts the entire community with its surplus food supply and lifelong lessons in sustainable agriculture.
Funding was provided to purchase the land for a microfarm, build storage facilities, and plant crops. The microfarm is fully equipped to sustain the community for generations to come—and in Costa Rica, this means more than just providing sustenance. It also means that children will learn how to succeed in a society that relies heavily on agriculture.
The microfarm is connected with the San Francisco School, and since 2003, our donations have provided the school with new handicapped accessible classrooms (including an ESL classroom), additional restrooms, a computer room, new lighting, air-conditioning and solar power.