Our farms demonstrate advanced ecological farming techniques (far beyond those required for organic certification), and seek to train our local community in these farming techniques. We offer an internship program, through which we are empowering local individuals to develop health within themselves and in their community by producing the highest quality, nutrient dense food and regenerating the local urban ecosystem. Produce grown by interns is distributed locally through our CSA Program and to people in need through our fresh produce donation program.
Sarvodaya Farms operates on nearly 1 acre of urban land at The Growing Club’s three ecological demonstration sites: the Pomona Urban Farm (Pomona), The Growing Commons (Claremont), and The Growing Home (Diamond Bar) with visions of regenerating many more forgotten urban lands..
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Sarvodaya Farms is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. A CSA is a way for a farm to be supported by its community and for a farm to support it’s local community. We don’t sell produce from our farm. Instead we offer “CSA Memberships,” whereby individuals donate money to support the farm’s educational programs. As a thank you gift for such support, CSA members receive a weekly box of produce from our farm. CSA Memberships constitute a donation to The Growing Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No need to grow grocery shopping and think about what is in season, the season’s bounty will be ready for you each week.
As part of our CSA, you will also receive information about each vegetable you receive, including preparation suggestions and recipes. We also send out a list of all the produce in your box, with photos of each item in case you get an item you are unfamiliar with.
Our CSA makes it easy to eat sustainable and eat healthy!
Sarvodaya Farms’ mission is to providing training and education to our community, specifically in the area of ecological and regenerative farming techniques. We offer two programs for people interested in learning how to farm: a 4 Month Farmer Training Internship and a Volunteer Program. Our Farmer Training is for those seriously interested in learning how to farm and who can commit to be on the farm regularly two days per week. Our Volunteer Program is for people who are interested in learning basic concepts of growing food and able to commit to coming to the farm on a regular schedule.
We offer a four month Farmer Training Internship for people of all ages who are serious about learning how to farm in a ecologically balanced way that restores health to people, plants, and wildlife. Our Farmer Training is intensive, requiring dedication, determination, and ability to perform very physical work in all weather conditions.
After completing our program, interns will have gained a complete skillset necessary for operating, maintaining, and growing a small-plot urban farm closely connected to its local community. If you are interested in learning how to farm, we encourage you to apply for our internship program. Interns must commit at least 4 months of time to the farm and are required to work on the farm at least 2 days a week for 4 hours per day. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Are you interested in learning the basics of growing food? Become a Sarvodaya Farms’ Volunteer and you will learn some of the basic skills of growing food, such as planting seeds, transplanting, and harvesting. Volunteers are required to commit to a regular schedule (at least 1 day per week), and bring their own hand tools. We are very happy to have committed and interested volunteers on our farm who can help with basic farm tasks and learn at the same time.
COFFEE, COMPOST, AND CONVERSATION
A Monthly Free Potluck Event at Sarvodaya Farms
Co-hosted by 3Coffee LA
Coffee Compost and Conversation will return in January!
Join us for a fun potluck brunch every 2nd Saturday of the month at Sarvodaya Farms. 3CoffeeLA brews up some delicious LA roasted fresh coffee and we sit down for a delicious potluck brunch with all our guests (please bring a dish to share!). Attendees are also required to bring something to COMPOST as part of our compost demonstration led by Sarvodaya Farm’s Master Composter Lynn Fang. Every month, we also choose a “theme” to stimulate conversation and community building.
Sarvodaya Farms is located in the backyard of a residence across from Washington Park.
1196 S San Antonio Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766
Our farm is behind a private residence. Please do not “drop by” for a visit outside of our normal visiting hours.
Our Visiting Hours are:
Monday from 9am to 12pm
Fridays from 9am to 12pm
We are currently not open on weekends, except for the 2nd Saturday of every month for our Coffee, Compost, and Conversation event (see Events for details)
Farming is hard work and we occasionally take a day off. Call ahead if you want to make sure we are around! 909 660 3514.