Mother Lode Region


Mother Lode

Regional Leads: Kevin Hesser, Calaveras Unified and Gardens to Grow In, kevhesser@gmail.com | Wendy West, UC Cooperative Extension, wkwest@ucanr.edu

About Kevin and Gardens to Grow In

Kevin Hesser is a school teacher and garden coordinator in Calaveras Unified School District.  In 2010, Kevin, his wife Autumn, and Odile Morrison co-founded Gardens to Grow In, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports and promotes healthy and sustainable lifestyles in Calaveras County schools and communities by teaching children and families how to grow and prepare healthy food through school and community garden based programs.

As a regional lead for the California Farm to School Network, Kevin hopes to help connect the dots between all of the amazing Farm to School work currently being done throughout the Mother Lode, learn from others, and help expand these programs.

Read about the region’s 2013-2014 accomplishments here!

Upcoming events

Visit the Mother Lode Farm to School Network website to stay up to date on regional gatherings and other events.

Key publications and resources published

How to get involved

Sign up to join the Mother Lode Farm to School Network, a subgroup of the CA Farm to School Network, here on this form.

You can also view and sign up for the brand new Mother Lode Farm to School Newsletter here!

Farm to School resources in the region

coming soon!

Other local food initiatives in the region

coming soon!