Become a Supporting Member
of Sarvodaya Institute Today!

Support our organization and our work to encourage the collective healing of people & planet. Connect with a community of people passionate about gardening.

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Become a Member and get access to

with 30+ recorded Gardening Lessons and a new lesson added every month 

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β€œSarvam”: all + β€œudaya”: rise =
Sarvodaya: the upliftment of all

Sarvodaya Institute is currently an Asian- and Latinx-American led organization that works to uplift our communities through educational and therapeutic programs centered around soil, plants, and farming.

Supporting Members provide the financial basis for our work while growing with us. We join hands with our members to hold space for the healing of people & planet as one.

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Sweet benefits included with
any supporting membership:

#1 Access to the "Never Ending Gardening Course"

30+ Gardening Lessons with a new lesson added every month.  Great for beginning & intermediate gardeners.

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#2 Ask-a-Farmer

Send your gardening and farming questions directly to our farmers and get our advice.

#3 Access to our new community discussion board

Get help from our community, share your successes and experiences, and offer your excess produce.

#4 Gardening Guides

Extensive and easy-to-follow written guides for specific tasks and skills every gardener needs.

#5 Discounts at our nursery in Pomona

All members get a discount on purchases at our nursery and online store. Get your plants, tools, and more from us.

#6 Discounts on a wide range of products and services from our partners

Consciously made goods and services to support your journey.

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Lessons included with
your membership so far...

Getting Started

Starting a Garden
Soil Health 101
Feeding the Garden
Small Space No-Pile Composting
Container Gardening
Water & Irrigation
The Concrete Garden
Large Garden Design
Managing Vegetarians in the Garden

Keep Growing

Feeding the Garden
Mid-summer Garden Care
Common Problems: Diseases, Bugs & Stressors
The Worst & Best Gardening Tips
Harvesting Summer's Energy for Fall
Thriving Through Summer Heat
Summer Garden Planning
Seed Starting for Fall Gardening

Fruit Trees

Winter Tree Propagation
Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
Deciduous Fruit Trees
Fruit Tree Care

Build Your Skills

Let's Talk Herbs
Honey Talk
So Much to Learn About Bees
CA Native Cultures & Plants

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With this membership you will be supporting:

Paying our staff

Our staff who love & maintain our farm, create our programming, and teach our visitors and members. Our staff of friendly and helpful faces is at the heart of our work, and memberships help us pay a living wage in a profession where overwork and underpay are the standard. Say hi when you come and visit!

Keeping our healing community farm open 5 days a week

Our farm hosts over 10,000 visitors a year, from families visiting for the day to field trips for school children of all ages to professors & researches measuring the impact of our farm on our community. Our urban farm is the longest running in Pomona and one of the longest running in Los Angeles County.

Our weekly Free Farmstands!

Every week, FREE FARMSTAND at Sarvodaya Farms distributes organic produce that we grow to our local community.  In a neighborhood where fresh produce can be hard to access, FREE FARMSTAND distributes a wide array of fruit, vegetables, and herbs not accessible in even the wealthiest communities.

LA County's only Farmer Training Program

Sarvodaya Farms is home to LA County's only Farmer Training Program. We've trained hundreds of youth and adults in our community to farm and grow food, and our graduates have gone on to work for and operate numerous urban farms across LA County.

The creation of free and low-cost online programming

We offer free online educational programming and our NEVER ENDING GARDENING COURSE is available for just $5/month to low-income indidivuals. Members directly support the creation of this programming, as well as educational content distributed through social media.

Paying our utilities!

Running an urban farm isn't cheap! We have bills to pay from utilities to insurance to licenses.  Members help us sustain these parts of our budget that no grants or foundations will help us pay for.

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MEMBERS TESTIMONIALS

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Ready to get started?

You are welcome regardless of your background, income-level or  size & style of your gardening space. We do not believe in limiting access to this information based on income-level, because we don't believe in capitalism.

All members receive the same benefits, and we have suggestions for monthly contribution levels below. Contributions start to create impact for our work at the $20/month level.

Roots Membership

$100+ /month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People with wealth. People who own multiple homes or rental properties, and who do not need to work for money.

Flower Membership

$50/month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People who own a large home and have multiple income streams or inheritance. People who have more than they need.

Leaf Membership

$20/month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People who own a home, have salaries, have health insurance, and feel a sense of stability in their lives.

Seed Membership

$10/month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People with moderate income. People who rent, work hourly jobs or multiple jobs. Most people should sign up at this level.

Pollen Membership

$5/month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People of under-privileged backgrounds with limited financial resources, especially Black, Indigenous or People of Color.

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Membership
Benefits

Flower
$50/month

Leaf
$20/month

Seed
$10/month

Pollen
$5/month

Access to the NEVER ENDING GARDENING COURSE

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LIVE Q&A Every month to get your questions answered

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Ask a Farmer - Get your gardening questions answered anytime

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Access to our community discussion board

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5% discount on all purchases at Sarvodaya Farms & Nursery

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Additional Resources - Soil Regneration, Irrigation Supplies, Seed Saving Guide, and more

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Discounts on products and services from our Business Partners

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This membership is for you if:

  • You believe the change we need in our society goes deep into each of our hearts and needs all of our involvement
  • You want to support a diverse, audacious community of farmers, creators, activists, and leaders
  • You want to start a garden and get support from a like-minded community

This membership is NOT for you if:

  • Are just in it for the Membership Benefits.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and justice are not important to you
  • Compassion and care are not part of your theory of change

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