The mission of Urban Tilth is to hire and train local residents to cultivate agriculture in West Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. In sum, we farm, feed, forage, teach, train, build community, employ, and give back. We help our community grow our own food; train and employ our own young people as “homegrown experts”; teach our local residents about the relationships among food, health, poverty, and justice. We use our 7 school and community gardens and small urban farms to teach and employ community members to grow, distribute, cook, and consume thousands of pounds of local produce each year, to create a more equitable and just food system within a healthier and more self-sufficient community.
Youth Enrichment Strategies
In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of our community.