The National School Farms Foundation is a nonprofit founded by Chris and Sara Guerre, owners of the Maple Avenue Market in Vienna, VA. The Guerres are dedicated to growing and distributing organic/organic-equivalent foods and, last year, began donating and selling produce grown at the Maple Avunue Market Farm to schools in Northern Virginia. The National School Farms Foundation is building upon this success, repurposing open spaces, and overcoming the most challenging obstacles from the "ground up" to bring local, healthy, sustainable food to our school children.

Unused and underutilized open spaces are still in abundance in rural, suburban, and even urban communitites; old farmland sits neglected; and lawns the size of football fields yearn to serve a better purpose.