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 the

Never Ending Gardening Course

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

Consciously made goods and services to support your journey.

#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.

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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:

* Our weekly Free Produce stand at Sarvodaya Farms where we distribute fruits, vegetables and herbs at no cost to our neighborhood in Pomona CA

* Keeping our Monthly Online Gardening Classes and other gardening resources Free for people who need them most

* Paying our staff who love & maintain our farm, create our programming, and teach our visitors and members

* Keeping our healing community farm open 5 days a week so that people can visit and enjoy our space

* Paying our utility bill! Water prices keep going up and our water bill is getting hefty

* Our Farmer Training Program, which focuses on creating space for people of all colors, backgrounds, genders, and orientations to engage with land and gardening in a safe and comfortable environment

* Development of our farm space including new trees, gathering spaces, teaching materials, and more!

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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.

Flower Membership

$50/month
tax-deductible donation

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Who should sign up?

People with privilege. People who own multiple homes or rental properties. People with multiple income streams or inheritance.

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, including Black, Indigenous or People of Color.

Free Membership

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Who should sign up?

People who are still learning about our organization and accustoming themselves to our program's structure & style.

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Membership
Benefits

Flower
$50/month

Leaf
$20/month

Seed
$10/month

Pollen
$5/month

Free
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Access to Current Month's Gardening Lesson

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LIVE Q&A Every month to get your questions answered

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Free Resources - Soil Testing, Fruit Tree Selection & Planting, More...

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Access to the NEVER ENDING GARDENING COURSE

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Ask a Farmer - Get your gardening questions answered anytime

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Free entry to our monthly Saturday gardening lessons at Sarvodaya Farms

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Access to our community discussion board

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$5 off when you spend $50 or more at our nursery or online store

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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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