land & ladle

What is Land & Ladle?

Land & Ladle is a mission-driven organization focused on building and promoting a more sustainable and equitable food system through education, marketing, community development and technology.

What We Care About

Sustainable Food

The future of our planet depends on sustainable food. Sustainable food innovations from alternative proteins and packaging to food waste reduction and products can help make our food system more sustainable and resilient.

Equitable Food

Healthy food is a human right. Food has the power to uplift communities economically and socially, so we support innovative ways to ensure all people have the opportunity to eat healthfully and participate in the food economy.

Functional Food

Food is medicine. The link between mental and physical well being and food is clear, but research on personalized and functional foods is nascent. We aim to accelerate innovation for the betterment of human health.

What We Do

Educational Programs

Marketing, Advocacy & Outreach

Community Building & Events

Technology Development

Where We Focus

Local focus for global impact

We are focusing our attention on the Sacramento and Yolo region because we believe that this region, with its proximity to farms, the farm-to-fork capitol: Sacramento and the top minds in food and agriculture from University of California at Davis, has all the ingredients to lead the way in building sustainable and equitable food systems. The Yolo and Sacramento region is primed to lead California. California historically leads the nation, which in turn leads the globe. So while we focus locally, we aim for a global impact.

Projects

Let's Talk About Food: Tapping the Potential for Davis

Branding, marketing and co-organizing for the 3-part discussion series and report development.

Giving Garden

App development and management. Giving Garden helps people grow and share food.

Davis Farm to School's Village Feast

Branding and marketing for an annual farm-to-fork meal and fundraiser for Davis Farm to School.

Ladies of Land & Ladle

Community building via online and offline events and communications for women in food and ag.

Little Chefs

Program creation and development for the Davis Food Co-op and Davis Farm to School 3rd Grade food field trip.

Food Waste Entrepreneur Pipeline Program

Development of a Food Waste Entrepreneurship program in partnership with UCANR, The VINE, UCD food waste experts.

Ways To Get Involved

Land & Ladle aims to highlight the great work of the advocates, pioneers, chefs, entrepreneurs, stewards, farmers and researchers making the world a better place, through sustainable and equitable food and agriculture. We are building community + content-based forums and gatherings offline and online to foster education, collaboration and innovation in sustainable agriculture, food and textiles. We can't do this alone and welcome your help, engagement and feedback.

Follow along or strike a conversation on the Land & Ladle Facebook page or groups

Like the Land & Ladle Facebook page and join our main Land & Ladle Facebook Group and Ladies of Land & Ladle Facebook Group for those interested in supporting women in food & ag.

Read & contribute to the Land & Ladle blog and publication on Medium

If you have a great food and agriculture related story, let us know. We recommend you publish it on Medium (or email us) so we can consider it for our Medium publication and blog.

Join the Land & Ladle Community + Get Updates on Gatherings and News

We're gathering a community (online + offline) that cares about our food system and believes healthy food is a human right. We're just getting started. Be an early L&L member & help us grow!

We're going places, so please follow us...

Follow us on Twitter @LandLadle and Instagram @landandladle

Visit and Like the Land & Ladle Facebook page.

The new Land & Ladle site will be launching soon! We have lots of great news and programs to share, so please stay tuned.

Have questions? Want to collaborate? Contact us!

Grown with love in Davis, CA.