A grassroots movement

ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

LOCATIONS

Suga' Cane Community Garden

3801 Vern St, Sac., CA 95838


Root Cellar Community Garden

3630 Marysville Blvd, Sac., CA 95838


True Beginnings Orchard

3901 Rio Linda Blvd., Sac., CA 95838


International Garden of Many Colors

1000 Northfield Dr., Sac., CA 95833

EVENTS

UPCOMING IN OUR COMMUNITY

April - June 2024

Root Cellar Summer Gardening

Sundays - NOW through June 30th
Join us in the garden!

May 2024

Greenhouse Build Project

May 31st - Help us receive and build our new Suga' Cane Community Garden Greenhouse!

July 2024

Fresh Outta DPH Food Distribution

July 23rd - September 10th
Household Registration opens May 1st, 2024

August 2024

NatureRx - NPS Nature Retreat

August 16th - 18th - National Park Service Camping and Park Tour at Yosemite National Park

PROGRAMS

ONGOING MISSION EFFORTS


Suga' Cane
Community
HUB

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION


Root Cellar
Community
Composting

FOR A SUSTAINABLE
ECOSYSTEM


Fresh Outta DPH
Food Education and Resources

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN DEL PASO HEIGHTS


NatureRx-NPS
Yosemite National Park

ECOLOGICAL
EDUCATION

RESOURCES

OPEN-SOURCE KNOWLEDGE

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

NATIVE ECOLOGY

URBAN AGRICULTURE

ORGANIC COMPOSTING

ABOUT DPHGA

DEL PASO HEIGHTS GROWERS' ALLIANCE

THE ORGANIZATION

OUR VISION

We envision a world with climate-resilient families, healthy communities, and thriving ecosystems.


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build sustainable neighborhoods and circular economies through policy, advocacy, and experiential education.

CORE VALUES

Empowering a community Wellbeing EconomyEnvironmental Justice & restorationPreservation of BIPOC cultural practices and traditionsTrauma-informed care to promote healing, intellectual and performing arts (health and well-being)Poverty intervention and economic equityRecovery from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)STEM Education

PILLARS OF DPHGA

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY


Sustainable urban farmingFood production and gardeningCommunity buildingAccess to no-cost, fresh, local food for vulnerable populations

HEALTH


Public health and preventative healthFood education and resourcesMental health and community serviceEcological stweardshipResident capacity building

CLIMATE EQUITY


Clean water, air and landCreate and maintain healthy ecosystemsImprove the quality of life in disadvantaged communitiesLearning and Sustainability

THEORY OF CHANGE

ORIGIN

Our Theory of change is rooted and based on the thriving together springboard that focuses on well-being and justice through the adoption of a set of vital conditions and a set of strategic imperatives and guiding principles. We are committed to ensuring that our neighborhood supports a thriving natural world, belonging and civic muscle and needs for health and safety.


GOALS

We seek to improve the social determinants of health in disadvantaged communities and among vulnerable populations.


PILLARS

At the core of the Del Paso Heights Growers' Alliance, our pillars—Food Sovereignty, Health, and Climate Equity—stand as the bedrock of our mission, embodying our commitment to fostering sustainable neighborhoods and circular economies. Each pillar not only reflects our dedication to environmental stewardship and social justice but also interconnects to drive meaningful, community-led change. Through these foundational elements, DPHGA actively cultivates a future where communities thrive in harmony with the environment, emphasizing the importance of local action in the global quest for sustainability and equity.

IMPACT & OUTCOME

We are focused on achieving the following impacts and outcomes:

Increase opportunities and resources for vulnerable populations (human, economic, social and environmental).Expand food sovereignty and health ecosystems.Increase equitable neighborhood investments and development.Increase access to healthy, affordable and locally grown food by Black, Indigenous, Immigrant and people of color (BIPOC) farmers.Increase power within disadvantaged communities to create sustainable change, improve health outcomes, invest in future wellbeing and inform a replicable strategy for distressed neighborhoods.Self-governing skills among community members.Expand farm stands, urban agricultural markets and co-ops.Plan, design and develop cooperative housing, energy and food business models.Manufactured added-value products and goods.

THE BOARD

Fatima Malik

Founder / (Volunteer) CEO

Eli Daniels

(Volunteer) CFO

Brandon Johnson

(Volunteer) Secretary / Technical Director
A communications and organizational development strategist with over a decade of experience. He specializes in entrepreneurship training, creative design, business development logistics, resource planning, technical resolutions, workflow optimization and 24/7 crisis triage. He also runs a business incubator group.

OUR LOCATIONS

Suga' Cane Community Garden

3801 Vern St, Sac., CA 95838


Root Cellar Community Garden

3630 Marysville Blvd, Sac., CA 95838


True Beginnings Orchard

3901 Rio Linda Blvd., Sac., CA 95838


International Garden of Many Colors

1000 Northfield Dr., Sac., CA 95833

CONTACT DPHGA

LIVE CHAT MONDAY - FRIDAY | 11:00am - 6:00pm


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EVENTS

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Root Cellar Summer Gardening

2024

Root Cellar Community Garden
3630 Marysville Blvd., Sac. CA 95838

Sunday April 28th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday May 5th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday May 12th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday May 19th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday May 26th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday June 2nd, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday June 9th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday June 16th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday June 23rd, 2024 [10am - 2pm]
Sunday June 30th, 2024 [10am - 2pm]

Root Cellar Community Garden is a CCGS Composting Site!
Learn more on our PROGRAMS page.

Suga' Cane HUB Greenhouse Build Project

2024


March 8th, 2024 - Greenhouse Build: Site Prep

Thank you to Valley Vision and the SNAAQ program for funding this event - the start of our biggest project in 2024.


May 7th - 10th, 2024 - Greenhouse Build: Frame Setup

With the help of our partners and friends in the community. we received and assembling the frame for our greenhouse! Thank you to the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute for helping do the hands-on work to literally build the foundation for this vision.


May 31st, 2024 - Greenhouse Build: Apply Siding

Delivery scheduled for the week of the 20th! We've got our plastic siding and other materials on the way! Sign up for our Volunteer Roster to get updates.

Fresh Outta DPH Local Produce Distributions

2023

July - Distribution: Pilot Program

Starting in July of 2023, we successfully distributed over 2,100 pounds of fresh, seasonal produce to the North Sacramento community.Learn more about the Fresh Outta DPH program.


2024

July 23rd - September 10th - Distribution: SUMMER 2024

More information coming soon!

NatureRx - NPS Camp Retreat: Yosemite National Park


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

NatureRx -- "Research shows that more time in nature not only greatly improves your overall health, cognitive functioning, and sense of well-being, but importantly leads to making better environmental decisions. ..."
Learn more on our PROGRAMS page


ABOUT THE TRIP

National Park Service (NPS.gov) - preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.WE WON THE LOTTERY! -- DPHGA was the lucky winner of the Campground Lottery from the NPS for a weekend reservation at the Upper Pines Campground at Yosemite National Park, complete with a Guided Tour from a Park Ranger!

This August 16th through 18th we'll be taking a 30-person group on an all-inclusive 3day, 2night adventure.
Must be 18 or older to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
READ through Trip Overview PDF (below)
SHARE our Big Day of Giving profile to support the cause
COMPLETE the form below to apply to our NatureRx program group

PROGRAMS

ONGOING COMMUNITY OUTREACH

ADVOCACY

LIBERATING OUR COMMUNITY

CAPECA [Community-Academic Partnerships to Advance Equity-Focused Climate Action]

We're looking forward to a future of better ecosystems and environmental stewardship by and for our community, backed by a more supportive public system. Thank you to the CAPECA team, and our fellow partners.

CRWG [Community Resiliance Working Group]

To help ensure these new programs had the most impact, The Greenlining Institute and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, established the Community Resilience Working Group (CRWG) to foster deeper collaboration and engagement between state governments and community leaders.

CLIMATE BOND COALITION

Please join us in speaking out about the urgent need for California’s leaders to place a strong and equitable climate bond on the November ballot.

Special Thanks to Golden1 Credit Union

Root Cellar Garden
Community Composting

2024

WE DO COMPOSTING

Funded by the City of Sacramento Measure U program and CACC (California Alliance for Community Composting) -- We're a part of the CCGS [Community Composting for Green Spaces] program teaching the community how to handle food waste. It's a big deal!


SUNDAYS [10:00am - 2:00pm]
3630 Marysville Blvd, Sac., CA 95838

Join us in the garden! During these days we dig, water, pick, build, explore, and investigate the environment. We're teaching all about gardening, healthy living, sustainable ecosystems, and more!See more info on our EVENTS page.

Suga' Cane
Community HUB

Where our community can grow together.

2024

Greenhouse Build Project
Suga' Cane Community Garden
3801 Vern St, Sac., CA 95838

With funding from Valley Vision, and logistics help from UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute - we're building a community greenhouse that will contain some of our most ambitious food sovereignty projects.Learn more on our EVENTS page


Workforce Development

We're getting ready to launch our community business center to host resources online, workshops in-person, and businesses development services in a hybrid format. -- Check back for more information!

Fresh Outta DPH
Food Sovereignty

HELP US PROVIDE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Designed for low-income, immigrant, and refugee residents in North Sacramento -- this initiative is a collaboration between local partners including the City of Sacramento, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, CAPECA at UC Irvine, Mutual Housing, and the International Rescue Committee.

2023

Fresh Outta DPH - Pilot Program

Alongside hosting community workshops on cooking, nutrition, and urban gardening, our 2023 Pilot Program, we successfully distributed over 2,100 pounds of fresh, seasonal produce to the DPH community and surrounding areas.


2024

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: July 23rd - September 10th
Suga' Cane Community Garden
3801 Vern St, Sac., CA 95838

We are excited to announce that we are continuing our commitment to improving community health and supporting local agriculture. -- Join us for the launch of our next Fresh Outta DPH distribution project starting in July.

NatureRx
Environmental Education

LET'S CONNECT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

We believe in promoting a connection to the Earth, to our environment and the ecosystems of which we are but a small part.


ABOUT NatureRx

"Research shows that more time in nature not only greatly improves your overall health, cognitive functioning, and sense of well-being, but importantly leads to making better environmental decisions. It's good for the planet and for us humans. If nature can do all that, then why don't more people know about it?"


2024

NEXT EVENT: August 16th - 18th
Yosemite National Park

WE WON THE LOTTERY! -- DPHGA was the lucky winner of the Campground Lottery from the NPS for a weekend reservation at the Upper Pines Campground at Yosemite National Park, complete with a Guided Tour from a Park Ranger!We'll be taking a 30-person group on an all-inclusive 3day, 2night adventure. -- Learn more on our EVENTS page.

DPH Charlie Cart
Food Education

BRINGING FOOD EDUCATION TO DPH

We're teaching the community how to create healthy meals. With the Charlie Cart program underpinning our efforts, we plan to offer a full-service solution to food education for the youth and families in our community!

2024

Fundraising - BDOG 2024

Help us bring this project to life! We have a Fundraiser running through our GivingEdge profile (below), and we're openly accepting donations. Your help is greatly appreciated -- Let's teach DPH about healthy food!


Food Education Events - TBD
Suga' Cane Community Garden
3801 Vern St, Sac., CA 95838

We're planning to incorporate the Charlie Cart into our teaching farm operations at the Suga' Cane garden primarily, with the mobility to reach our community!

Thank you!

We're delighted to hear from you!Don't forget to Follow @DPHGrowersAlliance on Instagram for community announcements about our programs and events!