Our Mission

Sarvodaya Institute work towards the upliftment of all, recognizing that we are all part of one great life and that our individual healing is our collective healing. Our work starts in the garden, a place where we can recognize ourselves in the soil, plants, insect, animals, and each other.  We recognize all of this Earth as one garden, requiring care and love.

Our Story

Sarvodaya Institute grew out of The Growing Home in 2014 to show how the (sub)urban world can transition away from isolation and consumption and towards creativity, community, and connection.

We now maintain three demonstration gardens: Sarvodaya Farms, The Growing Commons and The Growing Home.  Through these gardens we work towards the revitalization and healing of this Earth, recognizing that healing of people and soil is one in the same.

With the support of Sarvodaya Institute Members, we offer scholarships all of our events, and our videos are available to anyone and everyone. If you too feel empowered by our work, please consider becoming a Member. 

Our Staff



Executive Director

Farmer Rishi Kumar

Farm & Nursery Manager

Farmer Manju Kumar

Nursery Plant Lover

Samantha Alonso

Farm Staff

Christopher Guzman

Our Board

Board Chair - Evelyn Wu

Board Secretary - Jason Jia

Board Treasurer - Arthi Radhakrishnan

Board Member - Abhishek Arora