Built in 1941 by Marie and Larkin Smith, they themselves named it MariLark combining their names. They were focused on community back then and that continues to this day.
Growing community one seed at a time
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MariLark was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Marie and Larkin Smith. They built MariLark in 1941, calling their home “MariLark” a combination of their two names, Marie and Larkin.
To honor their dedication and passion to their home and the local community, a sign was carved in 1997 and placed on the corner of the property to commemorate and continue the tradition of the passion for the home and local community.
Now 20 years later, MariLark Farm has been established as a result of “The Greenhouse Effect.” Stay tuned for more about that and watch us grow.
MariLark circa 1950
MariLark was built in 1941 by Marie and Larkin Smith, calling it MariLark soon after completing the construction. Back then the neighborhood was like being in the woods and was called Berkeley Woods before being incorporated into the City of Berkeley in...read more
Launching a movement! Rarely in life do you exceed your expectations and the launch of the Community Seed Bank (CSB), otherwise known as the little red barn, was one of those occasions. In the planning stages for years, the seed bank and the adjoining farm...read more
I met Ben Nardinelli about three years ago at a San Francisco Bay/East Bay Urban Farm tour. The farm tour, set up by Ruby at the Institute for Urban Homesteading, visited a number of urban farms in the Berkeley and Oakland border area. We were stopped at Wanda...read more
Our 5th annual tomato tasting was a huge success.