FERN is a growing network of farmers and educators in the desert Southwest who have come together to support the advancement of sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and healthy food choices through education.
To secure local food sources in the desert Southwest through educational exchanges between current producers engaged in diverse ecologically conscious agriculture, and a new generation of food producers.
We envision a network of food producers in the desert Southwest who are active in connecting students of all ages to dynamic agricultural experiences. In turn, our region’s food opportunities are enriched by supporting our current growers and a new generation of food producers through farm-based educational exchanges.
Raise money for FERN by using Goodsearch to search the web! Instead of Google, use this link and FERN will earn a penny for every search.
We also have a Goodshop to save you money while shopping online (and earn donations for FERN, too)!
The next time you shop at the Co-op, consider making a donation at the register by “rounding-up” your change (just ask the cashier); or make a larger donation online at the Give Where You Live Campaign website.
Thank you to our past and present partners, sponsors and donors.