Transforming the Hood for G.O.O.D.

(Growing Our Own Destiny)
Urban Farm
to Fork is a
way of life

Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment.

With a single seed, not much bigger than the period at the end of this sentence, we hope to rebuild and restore South Oak Park to a healthier place where all families have equitable access to the resources they need to thrive.
Starting with a few plants in the backyard, our vision has grown to showing communities the answers contained in the soil.

  • Growing Food

    Farm Stand, Internship, Project GOOD

  • Growing People

    Education, Youth Maker Space, Project GOOD

  • Growing Community

    Soil Sisters, Fruit Gleaning, Garden Builds

Calendar of Events

Gather n’ Lather: Soapmaking Workshop with Judith Yisrael @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Beginners cold-process Soapmaking class is a perfect space to bring the in-laws, visiting relatives, or to just lather up your own creativity! Soapmaking is a delicate art that has been practiced by homesteaders for many years. For this class we will be recapturing the craft and taping into the homesteading spirit. 

In this beginners class, local soap artisan, Judith Yisrael, will provide a thorough lesson for anyone who inspires to be a soap crafter! Making natural, personal-care products is a science, so it is very important that you understand why you are doing something, not just how to do something. In addition to Judith's class instruction, participants will also:

  • Learn the history of Soapmaking

  • Understand safey procedures (demystifying the lye! NaOH)

  • Receive soapmaking recipes and instruction booklet

  • List of materials and ingredients needed (best places to purchase them!)

  • Take home 2 pounds of your very own homemade soap (approx 8 - 10 bars)

No experience is necessary! 

*Class is only open to 18 and over due to use of caustic chemicals.

*Limited scholarships are available. Priority will be given to people of underserved communities and Oak Park residents. Apply here!

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Private Party - Want to have a private Gather n' Lather? Perfect for bachelorette parties, girls night out, team building activities,showers, and fundraisers.Email us at


Judith Yisrael. is co-founder of The Yisrael Family Urban Farm. Her handmade soaps and other skin care products are sold at retail outlets in Sacramento. She, along with her husband, own and operate The Yisrael Family Urban Farm where she teaches herbalism, cooking & canning classes, and other homesteading skills for over five years. Judith is a community educator, member of the the American Herbalist Guild, and student at The Herbal Academy.


Urban Roots Garden Build Day!
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Urban Roots Garden Builds helps people grow food and eat healthy. We install no-cost gardens to increase access to healthy food, increase physical activity, and encourage healthy eating. Click here to find out more about our program.


Learn while you work!

We are very excited about the next garden build installation and we'd love for you to join us. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to install a garden, install drip irrigation, transplant seedlings, and make a positive impact in our community. 


Please bring: Water bottle and dress for outdoor work (sturdy shoes and long pants reccommended) and gloves if you have them. We will provide tools, snacks, water, and instruction. 

Let's empower another family in our community to put more fruits and veggies on the table!


Questions? Contact our Founder, Judith Yisrael at or call 1-888-487-9494 ext 778

Sauerkraut 101 @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sauerkraut 101 @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Learn how to make your own sauerkraut and the benefits of lacto-fermentation!

Herbal Medicine Making: Fire Cider @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Herbal Medicine Making: Fire Cider @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Learn how to make your own Fire Cider tonic filled with immunity boosting ingredients!

Herbal Cold Care: Natural Remedies for Cold + Flu Season @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Herbal Cold Care: Natural Remedies for Cold + Flu Season @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

It's that time again! There's a bug going around and this time you want to prevent it, the herbal way... Tune into mother earth as she provides natural remedies like yarrow, mullein and elderberry (just to name a few) to soothe and boost your immune system. Be prepared this season and aid the whole household's transition with teas, tincture and syrups. Hosted by Culinarian and Herbal Mama, Judith Yisrael, join us and see what she's working on this season!

History of Food System Injustices in the United States @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of Food System Injustices in the United States @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Have you been to the farm? Now is your chance! Join us for a lively discussion and tour.


  • Creamy Zucchini Soup

    Creamy Zucchini Soup
  • Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny

    Indian-Inspired Mulligatawny
  • Sweet Potato Chili

    By: Judith Yisrael    Ι   January 26, 2018

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    The warm healing spices of garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder are the perfect combination for the cooler months.  The warmth of these spices will fill our homes and bodies as we get cozy with our big blankets, warm fires, and soft sweaters.

    The star of this hearty winter dish are the sweet potatoes. The tender sweetness of the potatoes add a balance with the richness of the spices. The potatoes add quality protein and substantial quantities of vitamins A, B, and C, while the pungent spices stimulate the immune system and increases circulation.

    Double the recipe if feeding a crowd, or save and meal prep for leftovers during the week. Leftover chili are delicious on tortilla chips garnished with fresh onion, olives, lettuce and guacamole. Leftovers can also be made into Shepherd's Pie or enchiladas.

    Sweet Potato Chili

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Cook Time: 40 minutes

    1 hour, 10 minutes


    Servings: 6

    Sweet Potato Chili


    • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, finely chopped
    • 6 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano (or 3 tablespoons of fresh)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into cubes
    • 2 cups diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
    • 2 cups vegetable broth, or water
    • 2 cups chopped spinach, kale (or other winter greens in my garden)
    • salt to taste


    1. Heat coconut oil over medium heat until warm. Add the onion and saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Add the jalapeno, garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and turmeric about 1 minute stirring often.
    3. Add the tomatoes, cacao powder, broth, beans and sweet potatoes. Bring to a simmer and simmer about 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender.
    4. Add the winter greens and simmer until greens are tender. Add salt to taste.
    5. Serve in bowls with garnish.
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    garnishes can include: Cilantro, fresh onion, sliced avocado, olives, hot sauce

    Sweet Potato Chili
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