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

Feb
4
Tue
Urban Roots Edible Education @ Oak Park Community Center
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Urban Roots Edible Education @ Oak Park Community Center | Sacramento | CA | US

For this weeks class we will be focusing on plant based breakfast options. Join us as we make Moroccan Harira Soup!

Feb
13
Thu
Growing Culinary and Medicinal Herbs from Seeds and Cuttings @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Learn the basics of growing herbs from seed and cuttings, two of the most economical ways to start your herb garden. We will be going over soil, water, and light needs for most herbs for a successful harvest! No matter how much space you have, come out and leave confident to start your own herb garden in the ground, in containers, or in raised beds!


This is a hands-on class and each guest will learn how to:





    • Sow seeds in small containers and take them home

    • Start herbs from cuttings and take them home

    • Take cuttings from "mother plants" and take a small bundle of herbs home for their own garden 





Our class instructor is Maria Schiffler, herbalist and CEO/Founder of Sapphire Herbal Boutique (organic homegrown herbs and body care products). Shegrows over twenty types of herbs in her small garden and uses her herbs daily for natural healing. As a UC Master Gardener and Co-Project Leader for the Herb Garden at FOHC she helps manage over 50 annual and perennial herbs, and educates home gardeners on how easy it can be to start their own herb garden. 




Maria Schiffler

Feb
15
Sat
Planning your Spring Garden @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planning your Spring Garden @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Join Chanowk as he speaks about the upcoming season change and how to get started with planting your spring garden! During this class you will learn:



  • Health, environmental & social benefits of cultivating an organic garden

  • Specific garden tasks to prepare and plant your spring garden

  • Pest management

  • Crop planning & more!


Each participant will get to take home an exclusive #yisraelpassion planting guide & organic non-GMO seeds to start their garden!

RECIPES

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  • 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

    Entree

    Servings: 6

    Sweet Potato Chili

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    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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    Notes

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

    https://www.yisraelfamilyfarm.net/portfolio/sweet-potato-chili/

    Sweet Potato Chili
    recipe
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