About Us

Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento area communities to land, food, and opportunity toward a vision in which all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse.

We are best known for enhancing the quality of life in under-resourced communities by improving access to nutritious foods, implementing community-supported public green spaces, and fostering economic self-sufficiency through business entrepreneurship.

Recognizing that community residents often have the best insight and ideas for addressing their own community’s needs, we see ourselves as building a trellis that provides the structure and support on which grassroots efforts can flourish and grow.

Programs

Mission

We connect communities to land, food and opportunity.

Vision

All neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse.

Core Values

  • Vibrant: Neighborhoods are full of creative residents with the best ideas for improving their communities – we are here to help develop and educate residents as a way to strengthen communities
  • Equitable: Social justice in community development means that all residents should contribute to and benefit from economic and physical development in their neighborhoods
  • Diverse: Community health is strengthened by having residents of diverse ethnicity, economic level, cultural background, age and interest
  • Healthy: A healthy community is one that improves the quality of life and over-all well-being of those that live, work and play there