Transforming the Hood for G.O.O.D.
(Growing Our Own Destiny)
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.
Farm Stand, Internship, Project GOOD
Education, Youth Maker Space, Project GOOD
Soil Sisters, Fruit Gleaning, Garden Builds
Calendar of Events
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 email@example.com
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 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.
EXACT ADDRESS OF THE BUILD WILL BE LISTED ON YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION.
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 Judith@yisraelfamilyfarm.net or call 1-888-487-9494 ext 778
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!