A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region’s nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. Since 2013, the giving day has generated nearly $40 million for more than 600 local nonprofits.
Even the most resourceful nonprofit organizations need a strong donor base to carry their mission forward. Nonprofit professionals have advised that doubling our current number of donors is a high priority to sustain and grow our organization. In order for us to better serve our community, we need to strengthen our financial foundation, build capacity and develop resilience for the years ahead. Do you love what we do? Become a donor and invest in your community farm today! If 300 new donors give $25 or more now through July 31, we will receive a $25,000 capacity building grant made possible by Fred and Betsy Weiland.
Soil Born Farms is a sanctuary within reach. I was looking for a space to hold my conflict transformation workshops where people could feel off the grid but without having to drive several hours, Soil Born Farms was the answer. The schoolhouse was the absolute perfect setting to do deep, transformative work. It contained all the elements I was looking for: surrounded by nature, quiet, clean, light-filled, and plenty of space for movement with a group of 20 to 25. The staff was incredibly kind and accommodating and made each experience an easeful and joyful one. When I picture holding future workshops, I always see them taking place on the farm. ~Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang, Solh Resolutions International
Soil Born Farms offers a unique apprenticeship in sustainable agriculture on an urban community farm. Through a combination of hands-on field work, formal classes, field trips and reading discussion, this intensive experiential education aims to train the next generation of organic farmers in the Sacramento area. The farming apprenticeship also provides a valuable foundation for those interested in working to address issues of food security, social justice, and public health. More info >
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Create, manage and support urban organic farms and gardens that are accessible to the public, permanently protected for future generations, and that practice and promote responsible land stewardship.
Develop a food and environmental education program focused on service and experiential learning in the natural world and in the kitchen for youth and adults. Activities include classes, hands-on workshops, tours, job training and youth leadership development.
Address food security needs by developing alternative food distribution and food donation programs that target our underserved communities.
Bring people together to celebrate cultural diversity and share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature.