Sierra County is one of the most food-insecure counties in the country
The food insecurity rate for children is at 33.7%
26.7% of the total population and 43.7% of our children
live at or below the Federal Poverty level.
60.2 Percent of families are single-parent families, twice the statewide average.
The Coronavirus pandemic and recent fires have both taken their toll.
Monsoon flooding has ruined grain crops on farms
Non-Profit People Growing Together is committed to Growing Youth, Growing Gardens, Greenhouses, and Growing Community to help maintain year-round high desert Sierra County food security
What We Do:
Building Soil to provide nutrient-rich growing environments in the high desert.
Model a Sustainable Earth Battery Greenhouse to conserve water and mitigate harsh temperatures, wind, and water events that occur in the high desert habitats.
Grow Organic produce year-round to sustain food banks and provide low-cost organic produce to the citizens of Sierra County.
Educate and support parties interested in home-based produce gardening.
Cooperate with other non-profits such as the 4th Street Community Garden, churches, and civic clubs to increase food availability locally.
How We Do It:
We Organize Individuals and Organizations to contribute time and funds so that we and future generations will thrive.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"
Vincent van Gogh