Over its 20-year history, SAGE  has advocated for our region’s food  system, farms and future. We have  promoted regenerative agriculture at all scales,  supported the viability of diverse farming and food  businesses, incorporated food systems planning  into local and regional planning frameworks, and  connected urban communities with the people  and places that grow their food. Collaborations with numerous partners and support from multiple funders provide the foundation for our accomplishments. The work summarized in this portfolio is testament to the positive impact of these relationships.

Featured Project

Land Access and Land Tenure for Limited Resource Farmers: Assessment of Conditions and Opportunities in Sonoma County (2022-23)

Client/ funder: Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District Partners: University of California Cooperative Extension Date: 2022-23 Download the Study The Land Access and Land Tenure for Limited Resource Farmers: Assessment of Conditions and Opportunities in Sonoma County was produced for…
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San Jose Food Works (2016)

Food Works is an assessment and call to action. It provides a compelling vision and actionable recommendations for a food system that serves all San Jose communities, now and into the future. The report identifies specific needs and opportunities for food…
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Growing Roots: Deepening Support for Diverse New Farmers and Ranchers in California (2015-2018)

Funder: United States Department of Food and Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (Sub-award of UC Berkeley) Partners: UC Berkeley, The National Center for Appropriate Technology, (NCAT), Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE), the Alameda County Resource Conservation…
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Sunol Water Temple Agricultural Park

Primary Partners: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Alameda Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) Funders:  SFPUC, Columbia Foundation, USDA Risk Management Agency, San Francisco Foundation, Clorox Foundation, Banberry Fund, Robertson FamilyFund Dates of project: 2006 – 2016 The Sunol Water Temple AgPark…
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A Call for New Ruralism (2013)

This paper proposes the concept of “New Ruralism”—the preservation and enhancement of urban edge, rural agricultural areas as places that are indispensable to the economic, environmental, social, and cultural vitality of cities and metropolitan regions—as a framework for creating a bridge…
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California Agriculture Almanac (2011)

Calagalmanac.org Funder: California Department of Food and Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant  Partners: GreenInfo Network, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, Community of Alliance for Family Farmers,  Johnny’s Selected Seeds, KnowACaliforniaFarmer.com, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Om Organics, UC Small…
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