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Thank You for Supporting Our Work!

Your support goes right to work. Because we have pledges that cover our administrative overhead, 100% of your donation supports our educational programs.

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San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project
PO Box 640, Imperial Beach California 91933


We would love to add you or your company to our list of supporters and show your support our efforts to educate everyone about the food system and train the next generation of farmers for San Diego County.

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Our Sustaining Membership Campaign is a monthly, automatic giving program at three levels:

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Sustaining memberships help us as we set our budget, and give us confidence to expand our work to meet the growing demand.

Why give to San Diego Roots?

We wake up every day with one goal in mind: to make a better, healthier, more sustainable and better-tasting world for everyone in our area. Your financial support makes this possible.

We work to educate our youth, create sustainability, preserve traditional farming methods and to discover and teach innovative farming techniques that work for San Diego's unique environment.

Your support helps us buy the many things a growing farm needs: trees, irrigation supplies, tools, educational supplies, and much more.

To see what we've accomplished with your help, click here.

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Your donation would make a wonderful, socially conscious gift. Honor your friends and family in the best way possible: give them the gift of a better world. Every gift donation sends an important message to someone you care about: that you want a healthier, more delicious and just world for them to live in.

We celebrate participation. As a small organization with diverse experience and long-term vision, we pledge to use all of the resources we receive with efficiency and thoughtfulness. We believe that we can all participate and we can all give. Please consider making a financial contribution to enable San Diego Roots to advance the community-based response to food security in San Diego.

Many thanks to these fine folks for generously supporting our work!

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op has provided an ongoing grant of $1000/month in support of our educational field trips to the farm for local school kids since May of 2011. People's Co-op has also made many other donations and provided strong support for our efforts and common goals over the years.

Local Race/Run producer Sandy Feet Events raised $1100 for the farm at the 2014 Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brewfest. Sandy Feet also raises funds for us at the annual Resolution Run held each January in Mission Bay.. Since 2011 Sandy Feet Events has raised over $7800 for Wild Willow Farm!

Musician Jack Johnson and the Johnson Ohana Foundation gave $3000 and promotional support during his local appearance in September 2014. Jack has been a strong supporter of our work and since 2008 has donated $14000 for both Victory Gardens San Diego and Wild Willow Farm.

Jimbo's Naturally contributed $1,180 in 2013 via their "It's in the Bag" program, representing 23,602 votes for our work, and saving 30,434 recycled bags. Since 2010, Jimbo's bag program has raised nearly $4000 for the farm.

Cox Communication and The Trust for Public Land awarded $10,000 to Wild Willow Farm in recognition of SD Roots founder and director, Mel Lions, as winner of the Cox Conserves 2014 Volunteer Hero of the Year for San Diego County.

The Gerson Institute donated $2000 in support of Wild Willow Farm in October 2014. Since 2009 these remarkable people, who teach how to use healthy food to sustain our bodies, have donated over $6000 in support of both Victory Gardens San Diego and Wild Willow Farm.

Patagonia Provisions donated $2500 in October 2014 to support our educational programs for agicultural sustainability.

Alexandria Real Estate donated $1250 following a group teambuilding afternoon at Wild Willow Farm.

Starlite donated $662 in proceeds during their Seventh Anniversary Celebration Week.

True Food Kitchen donated $500 as part of their True Foods Challenge.

County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program awared us $15,000 in 2013 to install fencing and upgrade our irrigation system.

County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program awarded $5000 in 2015 for development of nature-interpretive signs, work with the TJ River Valley to promote public education, and to buy us a tablet to use around the farm for volunteer enrollment; and awarded us $3000 in 2014 to promote Wild Willow School for Sustainable Farming

2013 SDG&E Environmental Champion Grant: $5000 for program improvements.

Kashi REAL Project: In 2015 the fine folks at Kashi donated a Chevy Astrovan worth $4500 that we use for farm deliverie; Since 2011, Kashi REAL and Kashi employees have donated over $33,000 to support our work at Wild Willow Farm & Education Center.

Horizon Foundation: in 2015 awarded us $2000 in support of our farm school, and in 2013 awarded a grant of $5000 to support our farm school and install a volunteer coordinator.

MineralMaxx had donated a ton (literally!) of OMRI certified minerals we use to grow healthy soil and make our food taste great!