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

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.

Eco Fabric Dyeing @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Dec 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Eco Fabric Dyeing @ The Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Come learn how to create your own dye baths and add a pop of color to natural fabric from food scraps. We will be exploring how to extract hues of yellow, brown, pink & blue from onion skins, purple cabbage and black beans! We will also introduce an iron modifier to get deeper & dark shades. A fun and easy craft, you'll never look at food waste the same again! Each participant will go home with a hand dyed silk and/or cotton towel they dye in class. 

Ticket price includes materials fee.


  • 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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