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

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

Planning your Fall Garden @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planning your Fall Garden @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

As we enjoy the summer heat and the bounty of summer vegetables and fruits, its also time to start preparing for your fall garden!

Join Chanowk as he shows you what to plant and grow now in your edible garden in preparation for fall! This class will focus on fall planting, especially the most popular fall staples -- cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, lettuce, winter squash and onion -- and what garden tasks you can do now.

Hot Sauce 101: Probiotic Peppers for the People! @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hot Sauce 101: Probiotic Peppers for the People! @ Yisrael Family Urban Farm | Sacramento | CA | US

Summertime brings the heat! Chili pepper heat, that is. Join us for an afternoon of harnessing the power of the pepper in a process called lacto-fermentation, and go home with your very own hot sauce starter. In this class, you will learn all about the health benefits of fermented foods! We will also provide a simple and safe step-by-step instruction so you can brew up your own probiotic goodies at home!

In addition to a hot sauce starter, you will walk away with several hot sauce recipes and a troubleshooting guide for caring for your hot sauce brew at home.

Our class instructor is Kaitlin Oki, farmer at the Cloverleaf Farm and caretaker of the Yisrael Family Urban Food Forest. Since graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, she has practiced small-scale organic fruit farming and food preservation at the Cloverleaf Farm. Kaitlin believes empowering people with the knowledge to grow, preserve and cook their own food is essential to reclaiming food sovereignty and transforming the ways in which we nourish ourselves, each other and our communities.


  • 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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