Nicolas’ Garden is lucky to have many friends and resources that inspire healthier behaviors, lead cool organizations, and teach exciting activities! Check out our friends’ websites, blogs, videos and programs to learn more Farm-to-Fork-related fun!

Be a friend too… send us your tasty and healthy ideas, resources and programs; help us grow good ideas in Nicolas’ Garden!

Jamie Oliver, of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, teaches basic cooking skills and inspires people to make affordable family meals from scratch.

Chef Sam Kass and the LetsMove! Team leads the First Lady’s work to teach a healthier generation of kids, and ensure they have the opportunity to live long, healthy lives.

Chef Kurt Spataro and the Paragary Restaurant Chain is proud to develop "Farm-to-Fork" menus using native seasonal ingredients. He is Nicolas’ mentor in all things cooking!


City of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson declared that Sacramento is “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capitol”. Nicolas and Nicolas’ Garden is proud to be the “Farm-to-Fork” kid advocate of this important movement.

Kitty O'Neal has anchored the highly rated and award winning KFBK Afternoon News for 19 years. Kitty donates much of her time and talent to community events and charitable organizations like NG.

Representative Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) is a huge supporter of Nicolas’ Garden’s mission, and has supported our educational efforts promoting the importance of sustainability and “locally-grown” foods


California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is dedicated to helping students and teachers across California understand how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to keep us healthy.

Dr. Richard Isaacs is Physician-in-Chief for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento and Elk Grove, which offers the FitWeight program. It's an intensive program for children, providing support to change behavior in nutrition and fitness.

Nicolas’ Garden’s partner in the Farm-to-Fork Festival Family Food Feud, Chef Adam Pechal is committed to teaching children and families all about cooking and eating locally-grown products.


Nicolas’ favorite NBA Team, the Sacramento Kings are committed to promoting “Farm-to-Fork”, supporting healthier living through locally grown produce and NBA physical activity programs.

Michael Ferraro, founder of Growums. Growums offers fun, food-based gardening kits and games that teach children how to grow their own, healthy food!

Dr. Robert Post, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate Program. My Plate improves nutrition by advancing and promoting dietary guidance, along with conducting research and analyses in nutrition.


Sacramento Business Journal: 40 under 40 award night

Sacramento Business Journal: 40 under 40 award night

Beth Ruyack of Capital Public Radio

Beth Ruyack of Capital Public Radio

TomKat Ranch and Leftcoast Grassfed

TomKat Ranch and Leftcoast Grassfed


ABC News

ABC News

The “birth place” of Nicolas’ Garden, Sacramento’s Hacker Lab believes that technology and education can change the world.

The “birth place” of Nicolas’ Garden, Sacramento’s Hacker Lab believes that technology and education can change the world.

Fellow Kid Chef Amber Kelly, of Cook with Amber, teaches kids and families that healthy cooking is fun!

Fellow Kid Chef Amber Kelly, of Cook with Amber, teaches kids and families that healthy cooking is fun!


Cooking demos at the California State Fair

Cooking demos at the California State Fair

Cooking live with Alisa Becerra on Fox40 Sacramento

Cooking live with Alisa Becerra on Fox40 Sacramento

Fox & Friends New York

Fox & Friends New York

Good Day Sacramento is always a fun team to work with

Good Day Sacramento is always a fun team to work with


SacBee article about Nicolas' Garden

SacBee article about Nicolas' Garden

Everything Sacramento

Everything Sacramento

Dr. Robert Ross and The California Endowment. 

Dr. Robert Ross and The California Endowment. 



Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.

Junior League of Sacramento hosts many events during the year, including Harvest Fest.

Junior League of Sacramento hosts many events during the year, including Harvest Fest.

Childhood Magazine is for moms and dads who want to have fun with their kids exploring Sacramento

Childhood Magazine is for moms and dads who want to have fun with their kids exploring Sacramento