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Become a Friend of Soil Born Farms

Join a committed group of local citizens, organizations, schools, and businesses that are collaborating to help us improve the quality of life for our entire community by making a generous donation. With your support, people in our region will have healthy meals at their tables every day. This is a direct cost-effective solution to the problems of hunger, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and many other health challenges that affect the quality of life for our families, friends and neighbors.

Everyone Needs Friends

We were advised by several successful social change organizations to avoid
getting bogged down with complicated membership structures or reward systems resulting in unnecessary administrative tasks and expenses. We decided to keep it simple. We want everyone to feel welcome and valued. Everyone who makes a donation becomes a Friend of Soil Born Farms. We focus on year-round benefits that everyone can enjoy – discounts on classes, invitations to special events, a free subscription to our e-newsletter On the Horizon and access to the American River Ranch. When you give a donation, we will publicly acknowledge your generosity on our website. By keeping the membership program simple, we are able to devote more of our time to programs and initiatives that are creating positive change. The truth is we are a local grassroots organization and we need the support of many to continue our work.

You Can Make a Difference

We have reached thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs by obtaining public and private grants. But we cannot operate on program grants alone. We rely on your donations to be a strong organization capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities in the coming years. Put your money where your values are! Help make this region a healthier place and be part of a local food system that is just, sane and sustainable.

5 Ways to Invest in Your Community Farm

Many hands, hearts and minds, united around a common vision, have helped Soil Born Farms make a difference in our community. We are committed to accomplishing much more and we need your help! Your tax-deductible gift will provide the essential resources we need to grow more food, feed more families, teach more kids, plant more gardens, harvest more fruit, train more farmers and help us make steady progress towards improving the historic American River Ranch. Our urban farms are innovative community centers interpreting the connection between food, health and the environment by providing experiences, training, education and sustainable land stewardship.

Restore & Develop the Historic
American River Ranch & Education Center

Phase one of the commercial kitchen & cooking school, parking lot, driveway, office renovations and computer system.

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Sustaining Community Partners: $25,000 to $100,000
Pave-the-Way: $250 (buy a brick)

Grow More Food & Farmers

Develop seven acres of vegetable production and add two veteran apprentices at the American River Ranch to grow more food for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and families in need.

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Adopt-a-Row: $1,000
Adopt-an-Acre: $10,000
Adopt-a-Farmer: $10,000

Expand Discovery Field Trip Program for Underserved Youth

Provide life-changing experiences for over 600 students
grades 1 to 12 attending Title 1 schools.

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Adopt-a-School: $500

Seed the Future of the Edible City

Install a new greenhouse, purchase supplies and equipment, and establish a nursery to provide starts of vegetables, fruit tree stock, native edibles, and medicinal and culinary herbs. This will support the visionary initiatives of our Harvest Sacramento, Growing Together and Grow Your Groceries programs.

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Community Partners: $500 to $25,000
Gifts of $100 from 250 individuals

Join the Monthly Giving Circle of Friends

A great way to help Soil Born Farms throughout the year and get healthy food on everyone's fork. It's simple: make a pledge in any amount of $10 or more per month and we'll charge that amount to your credit card. For example a pledge of $180 for the year would only cost just $15 a month—only 49cents a day! Monthly pledges provide the stable and predictable income that keeps Soil Born Farms sustainable. And it's often easier and more convenient to spread giving out over the year. We'll send you an accounting of your donations for tax purposes at the end of each year.

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A monthly gift of any amount is appreciated! Donate today>