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from Sanskrit, sarva (all) + udaya (rise).
the upliftment of all

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Sarvodaya Farms is a project of The Growing Club, a community organization dedicated to educating our community about the natural solutions to the world’s (sub)urban problems. Learn more about our classes, workshops, free videos, and more on our website.

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ABOUT US

Sarvodaya Farms is the educational, community-based urban farming initiative of The Growing Club, based in the Pomona Valley of California. Through this initiative, We seek to demonstrate how urban farms can be centers of social, economic, and ecological regeneration and healing in (sub)urban centers. Our goal is to educate our community about regenerative urban farming through our farmer training program, community events, and workshops.

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 sold locally through our CSA 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..

Weekly Farm Update
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  • 2016-08-03 CSA Box (Large) Weekly Farm Update for 08-03-16 - Farm Update Hello Growing Club Members & CSA members! Last Friday, I walked the fields to see which beds still need to be planted and which beds weren't doing well. For the first time in two years, I came back to the front of the farm with a very meager ...
Latest Farmer Trainee Journal
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  • Farmer’s Journal – Laura R – Entry 13 – 08/27/16 - This will be a very short entry. I am not feeling very introspective or retrospective – maybe I just need some perspective. At any rate, eight words really say it all, “that is a really big pile of shit”. This last Friday was theeee longest day at the farm for ...

OUR FARM IN NUMBERS

FARMERS TRAINED
24
POUNDS OF PRODUCE HARVESTED (2016)
7072
POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED (2016)
210
POUNDS OF FOOD WASTE COMPOSTED (2016)
17648
FARMER TRAINING HOURS (2016)
2295:13:00
AVG GALLONS OF WATER PER MONTH
21596
POUNDS OF ORGANIC MATTER COMPOSTED
18000
EGGS LAID (2016)
2116
TREES PLANTED
89

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

Sarvodaya Farms is very happy to offer a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share program. A CSA is a simple arrangement to help people get super fresh, healthy food every week from our farm. CSA members purchase produce for at least one month at a time, and receive a box of our delicious organic produce every week. 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!

FARMER TRAINING

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.

Farmer Training

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.


Volunteer Program

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.

EVENTS

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COFFEE, COMPOST, AND CONVERSATION
A Monthly Free Potluck Event at Sarvodaya Farms
Co-hosted by 3Coffee LA
Second Saturday of Every Month | 10am to 1pm | Pomona CA
Upcoming Dates: Feb 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

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.

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Hours and Directions

Sarvodaya Farms is located in the backyard of a residence across from Washington Park.

Address:
1196 S San Antonio Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

Hours:
Monday from 9am to 12pm
Wednesday from 9am to 12pm
Fridays from 9am to 12pm

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.

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