Mother Lode Region

Mother Lode

Mother Lode Region:

Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, & Tuolumne County

Regional Lead:

Kevin Hesser, Calaveras Unified 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.

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

Farm to School Resources

UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra – information for growers, educators, and community members interested in agriculture and home gardening, including many events and trainings.

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!

Local Food Initiatives in the Region

coming soon!

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