Local legend, Alli Battaglia, blessing us with an afternoon concert in the middle of our Kentfield Garden.
Ground Support USA traveled the USA looking for awesome Community Projects. They found Kentfield Garden and brought their mobile coffee shop and spent a few days with us. They produced an amazing documentary and did we have fun!
Had you ever seen The Edible Pedal? It was a complete teaching kitchen built on a bicycle frame. They came to so many of our gardens and projects and taught cooking and nutrition in the most unique way.
Thank you for bringing these amazing Native American artifacts and sharing your knowledge with our families. It is so important that the Native American culture not be forgotten.
Jesi Naomi, a favorite local artist and musician came to Kentfield Garden and filmed a music video there. The kids sat so still caught up in her amazing voice.
We offer a free grant writing workshop twice a year. We do everything we can in our gardens, outdoor in the fresh air and sunshine. Who wants to sit for 2 hours in a stuffy classroom? Atmosphere is everything!
What an amazing organization. These were members of Circle K International and came from all over California as a student project. They were awesome! They built us 10 huge raised garden beds before they left. We had a pile of lumber in the street and here they came.....many hands make light work.
Abigail Moore, a local dance instructor, has performed fire dancing for us so many times. It never gets old watching her. You will never see so many kids sit perfectly still, wide eyed in wonder.
Kentfield Garden is the perfect venue for an afternoon BBQ fundraiser. We had live music, dinner and so many happy faces. It was an amazing day!
We always look forward to the Paradise Seed Swap at Billie Park in Paradise. This is just amazing how the community comes together to share plants, seeds, education. From the Ground Up is there to share information, but we always feel like we left with much more than we came with. We just love this Community.
This is probably our favorite cooking class. We work with Chapman Elementary families and teach cooking and nutrition. The majority of these families struggle with low incomes and language barriers. We actually teach with a Spanish and a Hmong interpreter.
These are some of our favorite gardeners. They grow food with us and honor us with their performances.
We spend a lot of time in the middle of a residential neighborhood at our Kentfield Garden. We make a lot of noise and even a mess now and again and this amazing neighborhood tolerates us. Once a year we throw a Neighborhood Appreciation BBQ. We have grown on them and now they share the space with us.
This is the incredible group behind The Earth School Gathering at Lake Concow Campground which teaches Earthbound Skills and teaches the old Native American skills to our families who attend the 3 day camping event.
We also teach the staff at our residential live in facilities and shelters when installing a new garden. That gives them the ability to answer questions and help them tend to the garden, even when From the Ground Up isn't onsite.
This is an example of a garden based cooking demo. We went out to the garden, harvested a variety of vegetables, then prepared them for grilling. Yuuummmm!
We spent all summer distributing donated trees to our Concow Fire Families. They were donated by the amazing Hodges Nursery in Durham.
From the Ground Up has been a regular speaker at Chico States Annual "This Way to Sustainability" Conference. What an honor to be able to come speak directly with CSU students and Professors. Then a variety of CSU groups come volunteer as new and returning students become aware of what we do in the Community.
Every year until the 2018 Camp Fire, there was a fun, family festival at Lake Concow Campground. Get ready everyone, June of 2021, we will be back at it.