Sac-town Adopt-a-School-Orchard Project
Sunday, December 8th, 10:30am
@ Fruit Ridge Elementary,[masked]th St. Sacramento
Join us for fruit tree care workshop and organizing of orchard-adopting teams
Come join Common Vision and Harvest Sacramento to learn everything you need to know about successfully growing fruit trees in small spaces! Join a team of local volunteers to help assure abundant fruit harvests in a school yard near you!
Ongoing community support is ESSENTIAL for school gardens and orchards to thrive year round. Your help can make a huge difference for Sacramento schools orchards to grow the most productive and educationally enriching fruit trees possible.
Schoolyard Orchards can produce thousands of pounds of fruit for students and provide rich laboratories for students to learn about trees, pollination, compost, decomposers, and seasonal cycles.
The Sacramento Adopt a School Orchard project is creating a region-wide grassroots volunteer team dedicated to helping school orchards (and gardens) thrive and succeed in being the richest educational tools possible for public school students. The goal of this program is also to support these volunteers in their capacity to care for fruit trees and understand and support schools with their unique challenges.
The 6-year old Fruit Ridge school orchard hosts over 25 fruit trees and is a great example of a learning garden landscape.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Water and irrigation management
Pruning for homes and schools
Fertilizing and compost application
Basic disease control
How to provide essential support to garden coordinators and teachers
Best practices to maximize fruit production
After the workshop, we will form teams to adopt different school orchards across Sacramento area. These teams will then visit their school site with one of Common Vision or Harvest Sacramento tree educators to meet their orchards.
Additionally, Common Vision and Harvest Sacramento will be conducting tree care at the following schools Monday, Dec. 9th - Thursday Dec. 12th at schools including:
Leataata Floyd Elementary, Grant High, The Language Academy, Oranggevale Open, CCAA, CCAA High, Skycrest Elementary, Serna Village, Plainfield Elementary School, Dingle Elementary
This is a great opportunity to make a difference and learn tree care and assessment skills.
For More Info:
Common Vision: Michael Flynn - [masked] (831)[masked]
Harvest Sacramento: Dominic Allamano - [masked] (916)[masked]
Harvest Sacramento is a program of Soil Born Farms - www.soilborn.org