About the GRUB Non-Profit Organization
GRUB is an emerging non-profit currently umbrella'd by Chico Food Network. We also operate a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. We have been in existence since 2007. There are several motivational factors that influence our work.
Motivation and Ethics
We want to minimize our ecological footprint. Food systems and industrial agriculture as they exist today are extremely wasteful, generating 20% of the carbon emissions for the whole country. By using organic practices & ensuring that the food we produce stays local we can minimize fossil fuel usage.
We intend to nourish our community with food and knowledge & deepen its connections. Benefit nights, volunteer days, restaurant compost pick up and time spent with kids, all contribute to our sense of community. As people continue to know their farmer, as kids learn to plant veggies & as individuals learn to collaborate & share we become closer to one another & our food ... the world is ours to create!
We are the people that we have been waiting for!