Community Soil Foundation is a non-profit organization that cultivates the wellness of Sonoma County communities by offering land-based education, creating access to organic produce, and regenerating habitat and natural resources. Our flagship project, the Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center, is a partnership with Mark West Union School District and Sonoma County Regional Parks alongside foundational support from Sutter Health. This farm and garden provides a community gathering space plus teaches local residents and students how to grow nutritious, organic food in Sonoma County while protecting and restoring natural habitats.
Our Youth Education program partners with local schools, businesses and agencies to provide students an outdoor classroom for Math, Science, Art, and English, as well as vitally important concepts of healthy lifestyles and environmental stewardship. Each year, nearly 400 students from K-8 classrooms learn about the interconnections between wild and cultivated land. We utilize educational materials produced by the California Department of Public Health and other evidence-based curriculum as detailed on our Resources page.
Additionally, we host educational workshops to neighborhood residents and interested community groups. Each year, over 3,000 pounds of organic produce that students help to cultivate is donated to local food banks, families, and offered at affordable sales through our Farm Stand.