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Your Gift

Makes it possible to continue the good work we do to serve our community and create positive change every day.

As a nonprofit organization, Soil Born Farms depends on the generosity of individuals to provide the essential resources that we need beyond grants, sales and event revenue to move forward with our mission. It may surprise you that a small number of families and individuals are responsible through their annual giving for sustaining Soil Born Farms year after year. This year, we need your generous support more than ever to make ends meet. Several angel donors have stepped up to energize our fundraising efforts to help meet this year’s financial goals.

Give to Soil Born Farms and Double Your Impact

Support our mission with a year-end gift. Today through Dec. 31, all tax-deductible donations received will be matched thanks to the Dave & Maxine Clark Family. If you have made a donation in the past to Soil Born Farms, we are so grateful. Will you consider giving a little bit more this year?

New Donor Challenge

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

Monthly Giving Circle

It’s an excellent way to support Soil Born Farms throughout the year! A pledge of only $15 a month (49 cents a day) adds up to a $180 gift for the year. Monthly giving provides the predictable and stable income that keeps us sustainable.

Thank you!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Sign-up for the Fall/Winter Season

As a Soil Born Farms CSA member, the impact of your dollars goes beyond putting healthy, organic, delicious food on your table. This investment in Soil Born Farms allows you to reconnect with the land, know your farmers and participate directly in a local food system. In addition, you provide valuable support for innovative education programs, food access initiatives and the development of our nonprofit community farm and education center. You can choose to receive a CSA farm box every week or every other week. Sign up by phone with Kara, 916-363-9685 Ext. 1005. For more info >>

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 campfire! Check back for details about activities for each Saturday.
Don’t miss opening day of the Farmstand • April 4, 2020

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

Winter Wellness Day: Urban Healing Retreat

Saturday, Jan. 11 • 9am to 5pm

Enjoy a day of inspiration, nature and rejuvenation at Soil Born Farms without leaving the city. A delicious, organic lunch will be served and an afternoon tea. Come make the connection between food, health and the environment. You will feel refreshed and motivated to take good care of YOU! Presenters: Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD, ABIHM, Rev. Candis Cantin, Daylin Wade, Ann Sibbet, Terese Hollander Esperas, Summer Ward, Kellan MacKay, Janet Zeller and Adriana Jones
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Winter One Pot Meals

Saturday, Jan. 18 • 10 to 12pm

Chilly weather calls for comfort foods gently braised and simmered for flavorful results. Learn to make simple one pot meals that are perfect for weeknight meals and to have planned leftovers for lunch or to freeze. Chef Dio will show you how to make Moroccan Vegetable Stew with couscous, Indian Chicken Curry with potatoes and peas, turkey black bean chili and Southern Style Gumbo with rice. Instructor: Dionisio Esperas, A Healthy Kitchen Register >>

Support Eat the Rainbow Program

Fund-a-Need: High-Quality NSF Commercial Stainless Steel PORTA-GRILL

Our Culinary Arts Education program needs a new, dependable commercial outdoor grill. Grilling is a cooking method that we teach to both youth and adults as an essential practical skill used in the preparation of healthy food. This beautiful piece of kitchen equipment would be utilized at our Eat Your Veggies demos, Cook’s Camp, Culinary Arts fundraisers and cooking classes. ($3,250)

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 >>