A Rocha is building a network of hands-on conservation projects in communities across the nation. Driven by local context, local needs and local leadership, the exact focus of each A Rocha project varies – ranging from gardens and farms, to watershed protection and habitat restoration. Whatever the focus, each project involves research, education and hands-on opportunities for people to get involved in environmental conservation.
In the far NW corner of Washington State, A Rocha is partnering with local conservation organizations, agencies, churches and community groups to care for watersheds, strengthen local food systems and protect habitats and species. Projects include Five Loaves Farm, a community garden that provides healthy, organic produce to people in need, at the same time as offering an opportunity for others to learn how to grow food in their own gardens.