Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE)

SAGE currently provides capitalized land access and trainings at the Sunol AgPark, including business planning, ecological production methods, and marketing, through workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, to twelve beginning farmers, operating eight different enterprises. ┬áIn addition, SAGE through a current BFRDP grant, in collaboration with the ACRCD has served over 65 beginning farmers and ranchers in the past three years in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties, by providing trainings and technical assistance. Through funding from the CA Coastal Conservancy and CDFA, SAGE is also in the process of developing a permanent agricultural resource area within the 7,400-acre Coyote Valley, located adjacent to San Jose, the Bay Area’s largest city. A main goal of this project is to provide land access for beginning farmers and ranchers.