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

Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Transplant Tuesday & Thursday: Open Urban Farm Days @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!

All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed. 

Summer SOUL-stice @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

June 21st is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  We refer to it as the summer solstice.  In many cultures, this time of year is a celebration of nature, reflection, change and abundance as the Earth (feminine energy) responds to the Sun's (masculine energy) attention with an abundant harvest and beautiful blooming flowers. 

We want to share our Summer Soul-stice with you on the farm.

We've partnered with Jigger + Gill who will source hyper local ingredients for a plant based cuisine* that will tap dance on your taste buds and entertainment to get your SOUL moving. Join us to celebrate life under the stars and enjoy ourselves in the company of friends, family and neighbors!

A portion of the proceeds will support Project GOOD, a youth leadership program that mentors youth to grow themselves, grow community and grow food.

Note: Menu is based on availability of local producers and is subject to change.

Community supported admission is availble. To apply please visit: 

2nd Saturday: Garden Art & Pizza Party! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2nd Saturday: Garden Art & Pizza Party! @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Let’s fire up the pizza oven and make some garden art! We will be making new signs for the garden, painting a mural, and using natural materials to build garden crafts. Bring your creative juices and favorite vegetarian pizza topping to add to a garden-grown pizza. 

This is a family-friendly event. Please bring a water bottle and proper sun protection, such as sunscreen, hats and/or sunglasses.

We're very excited to share space with you all, meet new faces and build community!  #transformingthehoodforgood

 *This is an outdoor event. Please wear comfortable shoes & clothing. 

Love offering $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Urban Roots Garden Build Day!
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 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


  • 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 as we descend into the final days of winter.  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


    Yield: 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.


    garnishes can include: Cilantro, fresh onion, sliced avocado, olives, hot sauce

    Sweet Potato Chili
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