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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Mission

MEarth educates and inspires through environmental stewardship.

The Big Idea

Historically, MEarth has grown produce to support on-site culinary education programming, farmers markets, community U-Pick harvests and to sell to local chefs. But without students or community members allowed on-site due to Covid-19, they’ve re-envisioned their garden as a resource that responds to the community’s urgent need for fresh food. MEarth is still growing an abundance of produce in their revamped edible garden, and still believes everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. Now, they are working with local youth-based and emergency food relief organizations to get fresh produce into the hands of those who need it most. They hope to continue investing in a production garden with an outdoor classroom shade structure, plus construct a deer fence, rehabilitate their organic garden’s greenhouse and upgrade their compost and soil storage systems.

“Every week we are able to supplement our food deliveries to Cachagua and Big Sur with wonderful veggies grown by MEarth. When we asked our families what they most needed, the common response was vegetables! MEarth has been able to help us get nutritious, fresh produce to these families. Leigh Cambra, Advisor of “This Club Saves Lives”, a community service student group of Carmel High School, providing emergency food relief to Carmel Unified School District families.

- Leigh Cambra, Advisor of “This Club Saves Lives”, a community service student group of Carmel High School, providing emergency food relief to Carmel Unified School District families.

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.