Maggie Mason

Alyssa Kassner

Rebecca Le

Monika Kost

Sean Hagan

A Garden In Every School Symposium

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Growing TogetherWe’ve planned an inspiring day for you! Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment.

This year we will aim to discover ways to increase equity and access through school gardens. Learn and discuss ways to grow culturally representative crops, prepare ethnic recipes using garden produce and design systems that use the naturally diverse and unique learning environment of a school garden. Workshops will include curriculum, garden design, cooking, planting plans, art ideas and garden sustainability. Support our mission to have a garden in every school while you attend workshops, participate in hands-on experiences, network, eat delicious food and connect with local organizations. Early bird registration through February 28. Register >>

New Donor Challenge

Invest in Your Community Farm

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 March 31, we will receive a $25,000 capacity building grant made possible by Fred and Betsy Weiland.

Saturday at the Farm

Winter Pop-ups Farmstands

Saturday, Feb. 8 & 22 and March 7 & 21 • 9am to 1pm(cold weather hours)

Everything you love about Saturday at the Farm plus a fire to keep you warm! Join us for classes, cooking demos, fresh from the field organic produce, live music and a few surprises. Check back for activities on our homepage.  Check the website for details >>
Don’t miss opening day of the Farmstand • April 4, 2020
February 8: All About Fruit Trees
February 22: Wildlife Day
March 7: Spring Gardening Clinic >> (free classes)
March 21: Spring Wellness Day >>
*Pop-ups are weather-dependent and subject to cancellation.

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

~Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang - Solh Resolutions International

Projects & Programs

  1. Harvest Sacramento

    A collaborative effort of area residents, non-profits, community groups and businesses which harvest underutilized fruit and vegetables from backyards and small orchards and donate it to local food assistance agencies.

  2. Grow Your Groceries

    A beginning farmer and gardener training program designed to provide knowledge and hands-on experience to the aspiring urban grower. Our instructors are experienced masters of organic agriculture and horticulture and experts in farm entrepreneurship.

  3. Eat Your Veggies

    Cooking demos and educational projects at the farm stand and in the community.

  4. Growing Together

    Teacher training program supports the Garden in Every School movement, established by Delain Eastin and includes hands-on trainings and an annual symposium.

  5. Eat the Rainbow

    eatrainbow_171x107An educational program promoting healthy eating habits and adventures in the culinary arts

  6. Flower Power

    flowerpower166x104Flowers and herbs home-grown on the farm…

  7. Roots & Wings

    roots_wings200x110Our youth education program focuses on experiential, hands-on learning in the natural world and in the kitchen. Activities include: field trips, classes, workshops, farm tours, summer camp and job training.

  8. Farmer Training

    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 >

Our Goals

Local Organic Food Production

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.

Community Education

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.

Food Access for All

Address food security needs by developing alternative food distribution and food donation programs that target our underserved communities.

Reconnect with the Land

Bring people together to celebrate cultural diversity and share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature.

Featured Classes

Roll, Release & Restore:
Integrative Movement & Fascial Release

Wed, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 2:30-3:45 pm

NEW CLASS! Myofascial release work focuses on developing functional breathing patterns, core strength, flexibility and coordination using small portable equipment such as foam rollers and balls. These mat-based therapeutic classes are designed to increase functional movement patterns, improve posture, stability, balance, increase lung capacity, and develop core strength. The classes are adapted for all levels of fitness. Preregistration is encouraged to guarantee your spot in class. However, we will accept drop-ins as space permits. Bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Ann Sibbet, Integrative Therapy & Learning Center. Price: $15 per class. Register >>

Beginning Home Gardener Course: Spring

Thurs., 5:30 to 8:30pm • March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

Designed for beginning gardeners, the Grow Your Groceries Beginning Home Gardener Course will cover the essential topics to help the new gardener create and maintain a thriving, abundant edible organic garden. Combining indoor presentations with interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get out and grow food for you and your family. Topics include: garden design & seasonality, building healthy soil, garden preparation and planting, water and irrigation, garden ecology & pest control, growing herbs and perennials. Instructor: Daylin Wade, Clinical Herbalist and Educator Register >>

Support Harvest Sacramento Program

Fund-a-Need: Set of Harvest Tools for Two New Neighborhood Gleaning Groups

Harvest Sacramento works with over 500 volunteers annually to harvest fruit and donate it to local food lockers. By adding another set of tools to our library, we will be able to harvest an estimated 5,000 more pounds of fruit for donation each year. Tool kits include: six picker poles ($210); a six-foot ladder ($70); a ten-foot orchard ladder ($250); four pairs of harvest snips ($60); four wearable harvest bags ($200). (Total: $1,580)

We need additional funds to invest in priority needs for each program beyond our budgeted fundraising goals. Funding a need will be a game changer for our programs. Cash, check, card or pledges accepted. Donate online >>