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Community Farms

In April, we were joined at our CHNA monthly meeting by 3 of our local community farms: Find Out Farms, Root 64, and Yisrael Family Farms.


 

Judith and Chanowk run Yisrael Farms, which started as a half-acre urban farm nestled in the heart of Sacramento and has now grown to multiple locations. Their farm is a sustainable community resource, a story of love, perseverance, and reverence for the earth’s rhythms.

 

Their neighborhood is a historically working-class area now battling food apartheid, poverty, and gentrification. It’s a familiar story for communities of color. The Yisraels decided to flip the narrative. In ten years, these city slickers transformed their yard into a half-acre farm, fed hundreds of people, taught thousands more and have found that the answers are in the soil.

 

 

Root 64 Sacramento is a 1-acre urban farmstead in the Tallac Village neighborhood of Sacramento. They consciously grow food for our local community, using ecological methods to build and maintain healthy soil and to support a vibrant farm ecosystem.

Their practices include:​​ No chemical applications, Manual cultivation, Minimal tillage, Native & insectary plantings, and more. To get a taste of their farm products, drop by our Farm Stand on Saturdays from 9am to noon, April – November. Depending on the season you can also find our produce at several local restaurants.

 

find out farms is a scrappy little project that is determined to make a positive change in the world around us. They care deeply about food, ecology, and learning. Growing food, food access, food sovereignty, and sharing food are foundational to what they do. Each month they spend time harvesting fruit from trees in the community so that we can share the abundance with our community in South Oak Park, Sacramento.

 

They care about the environment, small scale regenerative agriculture, and creating an environment in which healthy plants and animals can thrive while creating an abundance of food for the community is paramount. They care deeply about pollinators and biodiversity.

 

They think that learning is one of the most intrinsically rewarding activities that one can partake in. Observation, curiosity, and an appreciation for the endless limits of information shape us deeply. Their goal is to make information about growing food accessible to anyone in our community that is interested in learning more.




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