Even our smallest of alum find their ways of giving back to our community. Jodie the bunny, FOMTAS social media specialist Hannah Stampleman's bunny and shelter alum, has been hard at work these past few months. She's been making poo for the Montclair Community Farms! Unlike some of the other shelter residents, Jodie's poo is perfect for feeding garden soil as it doesn't even need to be composted! Simply add to the garden and watch it grow! Jodie prefers to see it as a full circle effort as she enjoys eating many herbs, greens and berries from her urban balcony garden in Jersey City.
Montclair Community Farms, run by farm director Lana Mustafa, was formed in 2011 as a program to offer youth the opportunity to grow and sell vegetables. Their mission has been to increase access to affordable fresh produce in local neighborhoods in addition to serving as a hands-on resource that engages and educates. Since 2011, MCF has grown over 3,300 pounds of organic produce that has been sold to seniors at affordable prices or donated to the community.