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Join us at one of our upcoming events. Learn more below!


Garden Volunteer Days

Join us in building out our 1-acre student garden and farm behind our cooking school in an urban lot that was once vacant! The open space was designed to improve health outcomes for children by teaching students how to grow their own food. It will be a place for students and families to learn, play, and explore. Your honeydew-help will get us closer to our goal of providing locally grown food to residents of an area categorized as a food desert. 

Please review our available slots:


‘The Farm is a Park!’ Days

Some days Food Literacy Center’s outdoor space is a farm, other days it’s a classroom, and sometimes it’s a public park – and you’re invited to visit!

Located directly behind our cooking school is a 1-acre multi-use farm, garden, and outdoor classroom designed to improve children’s health. It’s a place for students and families to learn play, and explore and complements our existing cooking and nutrition programs by providing access to and education around nature, gardening and farming. 


Plant Parts (Pop-Up) Cafe
Each first Friday of the month this summer!

Introducing Plant Parts Pop-Up Cafe!

Each First Friday, Food Literacy Center is hosting Plant Parts Cafe, a pop up restaurant, serving  fresh, seasonal veggie-forward snacks, sandwiches, soup, salad, and mocktails.

Each month, we’ll feature unique seasonal plates alongside fan-favorites like Red Beet Hummus & Roasted Veggie Sandwich and our gorgeous and delicious Sunbutter & Seasonal Fruit Sandwich. 

Skip the dinner dishes and join us for a fresh, healthy, and delicious veggie-forward meal that your whole family will love.


Big Day of Giving
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour giving challenge that brings hundreds of local nonprofits together to raise much needed funds.

For Food Literacy Center, Big Day of Giving is our BIG chance to protect kids’ whole health.


Food Literacy Month
September 2023

In 2012, Food Literacy Center worked with the California Legislature to pass a resolution declaring September Food Literacy Month — a time to raise statewide awareness about the need for cooking and nutrition education for kids. In 2013, Yolo County, Sacramento County, and City of Sacramento also passed our resolution. In 2015, the State of Washington passed a resolution inspired by the California resolution we championed.

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