SAGE collaborates with partners and clients to develop foodshed and agricultural economic viability assessments, implementation and business plans, place-based projects, toolkits, and conceptual frameworks that support and promote a sustainable food system. Our partners and clients include public agencies, land trusts, farmers and agricultural associations, planning and economic consultancy firms, public-interest organizations, educators, health experts, and urban and rural community groups.

The SAGE portfolio includes projects we have led, co-led and on which we have been a subcontractor.

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California Agriculture Almanac (2011)

Calagalmanac.org Funder: California Department of Food and Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant  Partners: GreenInfo Network, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, Community of Alliance for Family Farmers,  Johnny’s Selected Seeds, KnowACaliforniaFarmer.com, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Om Organics, UC Small Farm Program Date of project: 2011 The California Agricultural Almanac is an interactive web-based … Continued

Oeste Farms Agricultural Conservancy Feasibility Study (2010)

Client: Oeste Ranch Partners, LLC Date of project: 2010 Oeste Ranch is a 600-acre parcel of land located in Yolo County, at the edge of the city of Davis. Formerly part of the historic, multi-generation farm holdings of the Oeste family, today the land is owned by Oeste Ranch Partners LLC. Currently, two local farmers … Continued

Green Valley Agricultural Conservancy (2008-2009)

Client: Solano County Planning Department Partners: Hart Howerton  (lead), Economic Planning Systems Date of project: SAGE provided consultation services on the agricultural component of the Specific Plan for Middle Green Valley, a 2,000-acre plan area in Solano County, that balances limited development with agricultural conservation. The Green Valley Agricultural Conservancy, for which SAGE developed a … Continued

Agricultural Conservancy for Angwin Ecovillage (2005-2008)

SAGE assisted in the development of a business plan for a 70-acre working farm as an integral part of the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of a proposed Ecovillage infill/expansion project in a small college town in Napa County.

Fresno’s South East Growth Area Plan (2008)

SAGE consulted with Calthorpe Associates on the development of community farming and local food systems as significant, integral elements in the sustainability of a proposed 13,000-acre City expansion. SAGE’s report included case studies and a typology for a range of urban agriculture and community farming systems.

Festival Ranch Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Assessment (2006)

SAGE prepared a Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Assessment for Festival Ranch, a master-planned community near Phoenix, Arizona. The development considered ‘food’ as a major element that impacts sense of place, natural resource stewardship, education, environmental footprint, and public health and wellness.

Grant Road Farm Concept Plan (2006)

SAGE assisted in the development of a conceptual plan to preserve a 5-acre farm, as a remnant of the last remaining farm in Mountain View, within a new residential development.

Coyote Valley Greenbelt Report (2005)

 Coyote Valley Greenbelt Report- Greenbelt Research for Coyote Valley Specific Plan   Client: City of San Jose, Planning Department Date of Project: June 2005   SAGE developed the Coyote Valley Greenbelt Report for the City of San Jose, as part of the Coyote Valley Specific Plan. The report included an existing conditions description, compiled interviews … Continued

Agricultural Roots Fair (2004)

SAGE developed the AgriCultural Roots Fair, featuring educational booths, ethnic food and dancing, and special programs for the Oakland and East Bay community.