Community Partners

Community partnerships combine our resources with other like-minded organizations and expands our opportunities to serve small urban and wild farmands and the local communities they serve. Alignment with other organizations makes our On Farm Education and Small Farms Conservancy programs stronger and allows us to reach more people with our message to save our small farms and preserve our local ecosystems.

Want to get involved? Use the form to the right or call us during business hours at 805-845-4949.


FoodFarmAdventuresGerri French has been an advocate of small farms and good food for a long time. She has been a clinical nutritionist, nutrition educator and cooking instructor for the past 35 years. She currently works as a nutritionist and diabetes educator at Sansum Clinic and is the nutrition instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Santa Barbara City College as well as an instructor for the Center for Lifelong Learning. 

We believe that re-connecting people to their food is one of the very best ways to cultivate the local food movement and ensure its healthy and vibrant future. We do this by producing food focused, educational community festivals, fundraisers and experiences that celebrate farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and food and beverage artisans.

SIDEKICK 200Farmers don't tend to be great in the field of visual arts. We always think green is good, and maybe black or white. We appreciate Jane and her team at Sidekick Creative very much, she keeps us thinking about communicating well to a much broader community than agriculture and business executives.

ApeelSciencesApeel Sciences creates products from natural plant extracts that allow growers to reduce reliance on pesticides, increase produce quality and crop yield, and provide superior shelf life without refrigeration.

We are excited about the possibility of pesticide-free farming that innovative companies like Apeel Sciences are bringing to contemporary agriculture.

Forest ServiceThe US Forest Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. 

syceThe Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) was established in 1998 to provide support to the Tribal Government and to serve the Chumash Tribal community.

It is our mission to responsibly manage natural resources for sustained social, cultural, spiritual, and economic prosperity.

Isla Vista Food Coop 300Our mission, as a natural and organic foods consumer cooperative, is to provide the residents of Isla Vista and neighboring communities of Santa Barbara County with reasonably priced foods, products and services that promote a healthier lifestyle and environment. The Isla Vista Food Cooperative is an economic alternative founded on cooperative business principles and values that are practiced in our operating as well as through our governance policies.


Lizards-200The Wild Farmlands Foundation is committed to building relationships between small wilderness farmers and their local communities.  We are actively looking for foundations, businesses, individuals, youth groups, schools, clubs and other organizations that want to partner with us to build a strong community of support for small wild farmlands.


chuy-250Small farms have the heritage, the knowledge, the heart and the opportunity to optimize and extend the delivery of premium quality produce to local communities while protecting and sustaining irreplaceable ecosystems for future generations. All Wild Farmlands farmer and advisor affiliates have agreed to formally associate themselves with the Foundation, our mission and vision.


CSS Logo 250x146The challenge of implementing innovations for the small sustainable farmer is not a lack of opportunity, but rather a lack of time and resources. Which innovations or practices will actually work under the specific conditions of each farm? The Wild Farmlands Best In Class program accelerates our affiliate farmers' access to proven beneficial sustainable and natural agricultural innovations and practices. 


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