Raíces Cooperative Farm

Raíces Cooperative Farm

What We Do . . .

Organic Garden Education

Raíces offers free classes and workshops through collaboration with Master Gardeners and other experts in the field.  Members build leadership skills by sharing their own agricultural knowledge. We serve as a site for schools and other groups to conduct educational activities and service learning. We also offer garden space to those who do not have access to land and which to grow food using organic techniques.

Small Business Development

Raíces members have opportunities to learn about marketing, sales, budgeting and other business skills. We have a booth at local farmers’ markets where members can sell their produce.  In addition, a sales cooperative is being developed to help members explore new market outlets for their products.

Improve Family Nutrition

Raíces increases the amount of organic produce available to project members, food banks, and buyers at local farmers’ markets. We also help improve project members’ health through productive physical activity.

Want to become a member?

If you speak Spanish, are able to commit 10 hours of community service to the garden, and attend three meetings per year you may qualify to become a member. Members receive garden space and  have to follow the rules and guidelines of the Raíces program. There is also a yearly membership fee of $20, however scholarships may be available. For more information contact: jodyo@nextdoorinc.org or call 541-436-0313.

Have land available for farming? Wish to become a sponsor?

Raíces Cooperative Farm partners with community members who have land that is not being used. If the land meets our needs for farming using organic practices we are able to provide a tax benefit to land owners. To learn more or to donate to our program please contact jodyo@nextdoorinc.org or call 541-436-0313.