SARVODAYA INSTITUTE INC

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine

Location

1196 S San Antonio AvePomona, CA 91766 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Sarvodaya Institute works towards the upliftment of all, recognizing that we are all part of one great life and that our individual healing is our collective healing. Our work starts in the garden, a place where we can recognize ourselves in the soil, plants, insects, animals, and each other. We recognize all of this Earth (including all people) as one garden, requiring care and love. We recognize colonial aggression against communities of color as the underlying cause of damage and destruction to our body, and are committed to the disassembly and decomposition of colonial power structures through all of our work. We primarily work to benefit and uplift Communities of Color as the sovereigns of the future, especially in our local Tongva/Pomona region.

Description

Sarvodaya Institute grew out of The Growing Home, a demonstration garden established in 2011 to show how the (sub)urban world can transition away from isolation and consumption and towards creativity, community, and connection.

Since then, our scope and our impact has expanded dramatically, as we have recognized the depths of trauma caused by centuries of domination, slavery and genocide here on Turtle Island (so-called U.S.) and across the globe. We now work to support people in remembering their role as caregivers and lovers of our collective EarthBody, through the practice of gardening and farming. We see this as crucial work in reclaiming our agency, dismantling colonial culture and building a culture based on healing and regeneration.

Come learn from us by visiting our demonstration gardens, coming by our Nursery, or attending any of our events and workshops. Learn with us monthly and support our work by becoming a Supporting Member. Members receive our Monthly Online Gardening Lesson for free with their membership.

Through our gardens we work towards the revitalization and healing of this Earth, recognizing that healing of people and soil as one life and body.

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