All posts by: Gilda Taffet

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Thank you for Attending our 17th Annual Fundraiser Thank you for your generous support of our Autumn Equinox Celebration! The event is a labor of love with many wonderful people and organizations collaborating to make it happen. We are grateful for the support we receive to restore and develop the historic American River Ranch. It […]

Thunderstorms Projected for Sunday, We are Heeding Mother Nature A Day on the Farm is an important fundraiser for Soil Born Farms and a beloved regional event for our community. Despite these realities, incurred costs and months of planning, the safety and enjoyment of our guests is paramount. The American River Ranch is absolutely beautiful […]

Saturday, March 9 • 9am to 5pm • $75 • American River Ranch Enjoy a day of inspiration, nature and rejuvenation at Soil Born Farms without leaving the city. Start the spring season off with simple, practical tips for making self-care part of every day. You will hear inspiring personal stories woven with cutting edge […]

Work and Learn on Wellness Wednesdays Looking for a fun way to get some exercise, fresh air and sunshine? Play, make friends, get your hands in the soil and nourish your spirit. Volunteers are welcome every Wednesday to assist the the staff in tending our mother and teaching gardens at the American River Ranch. You […]

Double Your Impact: Matching Grant Extended to Jan. 18 Invest in the Possibilities. In the spring of 2000, a seed holding the vision of what Soil Born Farms could become was planted in a vacant field behind Betsy Collins’ home on Hurley Way. This seed, cultivated with love and hard work and sustained by the […]

Fund-a-Need: Mini-Jack Tincture Press Our herbal studies program teaches people how to care for themselves and their families. students learn how to make herbal tea, cook with herbs and prepare natural medicine for healing using plants they can grow in their own backyard. We want to show people how to make herbal extracts and oils […]

After School Program: Cook’s Club NEW! This pilot after school program is designed to give youth hands-on cooking experiences and seed-to-table knowledge about nutrition, organic produce and culinary herbs. Teens will prepare and share dishes that are both tasty and healthy. Our farm-to-fork recipes will inspire healthy eating habits, teach basic culinary skills while building […]

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Empowerment for Young Women Our after school program is an opportunity for young women ages 13–18 to engage with the natural world and deepen their connection to themselves, their environment, their health and each other. This program will build community and support teens in healthy transitions toward adulthood. Through interactions with the land, we aim […]

Everything good in this world comes from love, land and labor. ~Van Jones A Garden in Every School Symposium Early Bird Registration Ends Friday We’ve planned an inspiring weekend 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 […]