Help us support sustainable farmers
- Be a capacity builder: Help us deliver services, engage community, and spread our message through a variety of ways, such as photography, Spanish fluency, and grant raising.
- Be a farm advisor: Share a set of specific skills, like accounting, law, or marketing, that farmers often need but may not have access to.
We are currently in need of capacity builders who can contribute to our blog and social media campaigns as writers and photographers.
Volunteer Profile: Alexis Koefoed
The advice of a seasoned farmer speaks volumes in our line of work, and so we are incredibly lucky to have Alexis on our team of volunteers. Owner of Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, Alexis has more than a decade of hard-earned farming experience under her belt, and she is generous enough in spirit to share her knowledge with our clients. She came into farming with her family in the late 90s after deciding that a life closer to the land was what they needed. Soon after, they began turning their new home into a pastured poultry farm. Along the way, she figured out how to manage the land, create a viable business model, and build a sustainable and meaningful life for her family. As a volunteer for Kitchen Table Advisors, Alexis turns her real-life experiences into grounded and practical advice for our farmers, who are grappling with those same issues.
Alexis recently sat down with one of our clients, Paul Gowalski of Dinner Bell Farms, to chat about running a pastured poultry farm. She was struck by how much he was taking in - the hard truths interspersed with the positive aspects - and appreciated that he valued her experiences and her honesty. It is this, the gift of time and knowledge, that makes up a core component of our organization’s success, and the generosity of people like Alexis helps all of us build a stronger and healthier food system.