Soil Born Farms American River Ranch
The American River Ranch is the permanent home of Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture and Education Project. Approximately 25 acres in size, the American River Ranch has the increased production capacity to allow Soil Born Farms to meet the demands of our farmers market stands, produce stands, restaurants, and educational programs. In addition to this increased production of healthy food, we offer youth and adult interpretive and educational activities relevant to and supportive of our unique river ecosystem.
Though completely surrounded by urban development, the farm resides within the Goethe reach of the American River Parkway. In stark contrast to the strip malls and residential houses that dominate the larger landscape of Sacramento, this amazing landscape is dominated by broad vistas, abundant river habitat and deep alluvial soils. Still in its early implementation, the vision for the ranch is the creation of a “wild farm.” This unique ecological approach to farming integrates native perennial wildlife corridors with annual and perennial orchard crop production.
The Sacramento Chapter of the California Native Plant Society also operates a nursery on the site.