Helping California beginning farmers & ranchers be more economically and environmentally sustainable.
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.
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.