Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability

Sustainable Self-Reliance in the Sierra Foothills

Through Community, Education, and Collaboration, our goal is to help build resilient communities in our area.

The Seed Share Event was held on Feburary 17, 2024. Lectures can be viewed on the Seed Share Info Page. The next Seed Share will be in Feburary 2025.

Local resiliency makes communities stronger … This is how we help:

Seed Share

Seed Sharing Event Tuolumne County
SEED SHARE INFO

It all starts with the seeds. Every February, local farmers, gardeners, and seed savers come together to share or purchase high-quality open-pollinated seeds that are adaptable to the Sierra foothill region.

Potato Patch

Potato Patch Tuolumne County - harvesting
POTATO PATCH INFO

The FoCuS Annual Potato Patch teaches the community how to plant, grow and harvest the simplest yet most life-sustaining of nature’s gifts.

Education

Sustainability Education
UPCOMING EVENTS

From permaculture design to “Build Your Own Cob Oven”, FoCuS offers sustainability education opportunities. Members receive an unbelievable tool kit of knowledge for their properties and gardens.

Volunteers make a difference in everything we do!

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Meet our Seed Groups

Arnold Rim Trail Association
Sierra Foothill Beekkeepers Association
The Refuge

Every seed group is part of the larger sunflower called Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability (FoCuS). Seed groups operate independently, with each group helping to educate community members toward the goal of greater self-reliance and well-being.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A SEED GROUP