Learning Hub Network

Training the next generation of regional farmers and ranchers through our Learning Hub Network is helping improve farms’ economic and environmental sustainability, strengthen urban-rural linkages, keep farmland in production, and improve the region’s food system as a whole.

Core Partners

The Growing Roots initiative is a collaborative project of the following Core Partners: Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) UC Berkeley UC Cooperative Extension


From 2015-2017, participating partners hosted 141 workshops in ten Northern California counties to help farmers and ranchers with business, marketing, food safety, value-added processing and ecological farming. Browse the calendar of events for more information.