Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) promotes urban-edge farming and engages diverse populations in local, sustainable agriculture.
Founded in 2001, SAGE is an entrepreneurial nonprofit that seeks to ensure that multifunctional agriculture – agriculture that provides food and other community benefits – is a key element of regional sustainability planning and that it is implemented on the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area and other regions.
SAGE produces foodshed assessments, participates in regional agricultural planning and investment initiatives, creates urban-edge Agricultural Parks including the model Sunol AgPark, and provides sustainable agriculture education and outreach.
Agriculture & Conservation in the Coyote Valley
SAGE’s acclaimed Sustaining Agriculture and Conservation in the Coyote Valley report proposes a long-term vision for protecting agriculture and open space in this last remaining farmland of what was called “The Valley of the Heart’s Delight,” now Silicon Valley.
SAGE is working with key stakeholders to implement the report’s recommendations by establishing the Coyote Valley Agricultural Enterprise and Conservation (COVAEC) program.