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Mission Statement

To educate communities to grow locally, healthy sustainable food through urban agriculture.

Locality:

San Francisco

Industry:

Environmental and Educational Services

Description

Company Overview:

Feel the Earth is actively supporting local and national executive directives for healthy and sustainable food through "hands-on" interactive workshops in sustainable agriculture, community gardening, and community based events.

Many of our integrative education programs are designed to empower youth to grow food and inspire them to become more involved within their communities.

Feel the Earth is uniting people across all genders, regions, ethnicities, social classes, and religions. Our community oriented gardening education programs promote a richer relationship with the land and healthy living.

It’s time to feel the earth and to make our city and our world a better place. We can do this by planting seeds in our community to transform us all to become able to grow local food.

Visit our website:

http://feeltheearth.org

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Awards:

2012 People making a difference - Merced Heights Community San Francisco -Artist Aiko Cuneo

2011 San Francisco Public Library - Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

2011 San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, & their families - Mayor’s Community Support Fund

2011 Lurie Foundation - $ Award as a non profit partner for youth based programming in San Francisco

Here are a few specific examples of our work with San Francisco schools and youth serving organizations providing hands-on, fun, and educational experiences:

San Francisco - "Seeds On Streets".Our community goal is using public space to support local urban food production. With youth support, we planted 2,000 vegetables, herbs, flowers seedlings and distributed throughout various schools and local community gardens in San Francisco.

San Francisco - James Denman Middle School. We have been teaching garden based education to a group of challenged middle school students and to groups of second graders. The garden program increased the self confidence of the participants and added value to other areas in their educational program.

San Francisco - Jewish Community High School.We created the idea and established a composting system for the future garden of the school. We worked closely with the school environmental club members and school staff.

San Francisco - Public Library.We proposed a childrens' program to the library and we are now scheduled to offer sustainable agriculture workshops at many participating San Francisco public libraries for children of all ages and their families.

Other programs include:

VICTORY FARMER TM SERIES:
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
AND GARDENING WORKSHOP

LEARN the ART of SEEDING

SEEDS ON STREETS

"LIVING ON" - DANCE PERFORMANCE

"SUNRISE AWAKENING" - DANCE PERFORMANCE

The Greenwall Project

Urban Earth

Urban Garden All Stars

Website

http://feeltheearth.org

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Reviews

Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend Feel the Earth?

by Roni B. (June 12, 2010)
Jonathan (the Founder/Director) is very committed to his work and it shows! He planned and executed a compost system at our school garden, engaging our kids in the construction of it. Very friendly, open and reliable.
by Liliana C. (June 2, 2010)
I participated in Farm Yoga and it was a very relaxing experience. It was the prefect day to be outside and do yoga. Doing yoga is great, but when you add the sun and wind elements, it makes the experience more relaxing. For one of the exercises you reach up to the sun and take in its energy then bring it down to the earth as if you're passing it on to a plant. When your eyes are closed and you feel the gentle breeze, you feel as if your spirits are being lifted. It was very soothing and much needed! I really enjoyed this activity and will recommend it to everyone I know! GO FARM YOGA!!!
by Suzannah S. (May 24, 2010)
Feel the Earth is connecting people to gardening and urban farming in an incredibly accessible and fun way. Through interactive activities and educational material, people throughout the bay area can be connected to the earth they live on and the food they eat. I recently volunteered with Feel the Earth during an event called "Seed the Streets." Together with community members from around Noe Valley, we planted 50 flats with fresh flowers and vegetables to be distributed to community gardens around San Francisco. I had so much fun working with Jonathan Silverman to plan and execute the event. Jonathan is a creative and inspiring soul, who is open to new ideas and the creativity that others bring to the organization. I highly recommend getting involved with Feel the Earth
by Nathan Z. (April 24, 2010)
"Feel the Earth" provides a great medium within which to really get your hands dirty, forge an intimate relationship with the Earth, and learn about sustainability, horticulture, and how to successfully maintain an urban community garden. Mr. Silverman, a born leader, is super easy to work with and learn from. I most recently volunteered with "Feel the Earth" at an event called "Seeds on the Streets" in Noe Valley, which was a great combination of grassroots advocacy for sustainable practices and teaching the public that anybody can grow their own food and how easy it is to plant seeds. It was a blast. Feel the Earth is the ultimate volunteer match!
by David T. (April 20, 2010)
Feel The Earth has a very tangible and concrete mission, along with the infrastructure to support that mission. Plus, volunteering to work outdoors in gardens is fun!
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