We believe that we can transform personal and community health and improve our impact on earth by building and sustaining collaborative agricultural, ecological and social systems. We believe that communities equipped with knowledge and the skills of inquiry can transform food, farming and natural systems for the better.
youth & family empowerment to regenerate health:
“without wildlife, without farmers, without family, without care. . .
its just food.” ~Luis Leonor, Jr. Staff member
Increase soil organic matter over time, provide economic stability & fairness for farmers & workers, & create resilient regional ecosystems & communities
Protection of the natural environment through protection, conservation and regeneration: water, land, soil, wildlife, pollinators, biodversity
FAMILY, NEIGHBORHOOD, FOODSHED
“Everything having to do with food—its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption—represents a cultural act.” ~Massimo Montanari
Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California.