Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation
About the Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1982 to support Emma Prusch’s wishes that her farm remain an agricultural preserve. We are an IRS approved 501 (c) 3 corporation and work with Park staff through an agreement with the City of San Jose. We maintain our own liability insurance.
What We Do
The Foundation works with the City and Park staff to oversee the development and management of the Park. We do not maintain the park nor do we get involved with personnel matters. Our job is to help make sure that the rural country atmosphere of the park is maintained.
The Foundation has worked diligently in development of a Master Plan for the Park and back acreage, including restoration of the historical LeFevre home and carriage barn, installation of the windmill and planting a kitchen garden. Other accomplishments include:
- Since 1995, the Foundation has donated over $58,500 as scholarships for the Summer Camp Program, which includes environmental and agricultural education.
- Design and fund a Plant Science Center that includes a classroom, children’s community garden and green house.
- Planting and maintaining 168 redwood and maple trees along the west and northwest perimeters of the Park, dedicated as the Karl Schiavo Memorial Grove in 2007.
- Veggielution has started a Community Farm at the Park to engage local residents in food production and distribute food to those who need it. (www.veggielution.org)