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The Marion Institute engages individuals and communities in an integrative approach to whole-body health through our programmatic work that focuses on building resilient communities, advocating for food justice, and promoting health equity. We believe optimal health is a basic human right, not a privilege.

Through education and on the ground programming, MI works with individuals, communities and institutions to support systemic change towards a culture of health.  

Current Programs

Grow Education: supports the revitalization of New Bedford Public school’s meal service to provide high quality nutrition through fresh, healthy, local and culturally relevant meals.  Through curriculum support to teachers, and the creation of outdoor classroom gardens, the Farm to School project is integrated into the classroom, cafeteria and community.


Southcoast Food Policy Council: is working to connect, convene, and advocate for local food producers, consumers, and community leaders who seek policy and systems that strengthen our regional food system, improve community health, and eliminate food insecurity.


Biological Medicine Network: is working to advance healthcare by expanding patient options for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness. With a focus on natural approaches to whole body health, BMN connects patients with health practitioners who are changing medicine and changing lives with their innovative approaches.

Liz Wiley, Executive Director

Nate Sander, Grow Education Program Manager

202 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738

(508) 748-0816

Grow Education Programming operates during school hours for third grade students.  Regular MI hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.   

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