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HARVEST SACRAMENTO – HARVEST GROUP LEADER TRAINING
May 27th, 9:30am – 1:00pm
TRAINING LOCATION – Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative in South Oak Park – 4625 44th St., Sacramento, CA 95820
Harvest Sacramento has just completed it’s annual Citrus Season run of community gleaning events, with 750 volunteers joining us during nine large community harvest events in neighborhoods throughout the Sacramento area. Together we gleaning and donated nearly 40,000lbs of fruit from over 180 homes which, rather than go to waste, was instead distributed to food insecure community members by Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
Now we’re turning our focus to helping neighborhood residents take the lead in harvesting and donating the fruit from fruit trees in their neighborhoods. So we’re looking for new volunteers who want to learn how to coordinate and lead neighborhood fruit harvests in their community!
Our group leaders engage volunteers in fun, inspiring, and productive experiences that meaningfully contribute to the well-being of local communities by enhancing food security, reconnecting residents and the land together, and cultivating the foundations for a renewed community food system, which we call the edible city.
This training will include both “classroom” and hands-on “field” experiences that will help prepare you to coordinate and lead small harvests in your neighborhood, as well as to lead a harvest group at one of our big citrus season events, which occur between January and March each year.
You’ll also learn more about the broader food system work of Soil Born Farms and that of our collaborative network of urban agriculture and food access partners who are working together to transform food access in the Sacramento region.
Join our region wide volunteer community and growing network of neighborhood harvest groups, and help us realize more of the potential of the Sacramento area neighborhoods to provide fresh fruit to families in need.
- For more info, contact Edible City Coordinator, Dominic Allamano, at email@example.com
Harvest Sacramento is the edible city initiative of Soil Born Farms – www.soilborn.org