Support the Harvest Fundraising Drive

Fund-a-Need: Put a Drop in Our Bucket

We need additional funds to invest in priority needs for each program beyond our budgeted fundraising goal of $200,000. Funding a need will be a game changer for our programs. Cash, check, card or pledges accepted. Donate online >>

Our programs are currently in need of these items:


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 using a Tincture Press. This will provide students with practical experience and increase the value they receive from classes we offer. We need this important tool to launch a micro-business using organic herbs grown at the farm to make a line of herbal products that will help fund the work of our nonprofit organization and train youth. ($565)

John Deere TX 4×2 Electric Utility Vehicle

With 55 acres to manage, the farm needs an all-purpose vehicle. This extremely mobile and durable vehicle will prove indispensable for miscellaneous farm projects like moving produce and supplies from the field to our packing shed. ($10,000)

Eight Heavy Duty Adjustable 6-ft tables and
Outdoor Washing Table with Sink

Have you ever tried to prepare food on a table that is lower than your kitchen counter? Or cooked outside without having a place to clean up? These tables will provide our Eat Your Veggies mobile cooking education program a great deal of ease when we are working at our partnering school sites with excited children, during classes or at our demonstration booth on Saturdays. When students range in size, these tables are perfect for any teaching moments. ($1,000)

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)

Roots & WingsScholarship Fund for SBF Youth Programs

Scholarships allow youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds to attend our enriching programs at the American River Ranch and help build important connections to the natural world, the farm, their health and their community. Experiences here can have life-long impacts on youth, our farm and our planet. The requests are far greater than our current budget. This fund will support field trips, summer camp experiences, after school programs, teen empowerment and job training. ($1,000)

Growing TogetherProfessional Video to Document the
Impact of the School Garden Initiative

Help produce a powerful video in partnership with professional artist and videographer John Fortes. This marketing tool will document the deep impacts of school gardens throughout the region through the eyes of students and educators. It will help attract and garner resources for our Growing Together School Garden Initiative and help our team lead the way in transforming the vision of a garden in every school in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital into a vibrant reality, one campus at a time. ($2,500)

High-Quality NSF Commercial Stainless Steel
PORTA-GRILL for Culinary Program

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)

Plant Help: Two Phytotronic Misting Kits, A Trident Single Zone
Mist Controller and Two Sliding Greenhouse Doors

Each week we spend 10 hours+ watering our vegetable, herb and flower starts in our greenhouse which, at times during the summer, gets as hot as one hundred and thirty degrees! Help us upgrade our greenhouse, improve ventilation, reduce labor and increase our ability to grow the highest quality veggie, herb and flower starts for your gardens, schools and our fields. ($1,500)