Sac-town Adopt-a-School-Orcha­rd Project

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.

BACKGROUND:

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

Hands-on practice

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

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  • Dominic A.

    Big thanks to everyone who braved the cold to join us for the training with Common Vision! We were really pleased with the turnout, and are excited to support you and the orchards in the seasons to come. Here are some photos from the day - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.786460881379580.1073741839.369367683088904&type=1&notif_t=like

    December 10, 2013

  • Charlsey C.

    Very dedicated trainers for an important program. Well worth attending. Learned a lot about fruit tree management. We were even served a delicious vegetarian soup for lunch!

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Kari

    Hi all! Im still planning to be there today but will likely be a bit late. Hectic morning. :)

    December 8, 2013

  • Nysia E.

    coming down with something... :(

    December 7, 2013

  • Carrie M.

    I would like to join you but I have something else to attend.

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Nysia E.

    Gonna bring my daughter who is 10

    December 5, 2013

  • Dominic A.

    Hi Hysia, this training is a one time event offered in hopes of establishing ongoing support teams for orchards at Sacramento area schools.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Nysia E.

    Is this an ongoing commitment or a one time event?

    December 3, 2013

  • Charlsey C.

    I'm looking forward to this. Thank you.

    December 2, 2013

  • Dominic A.

    Hi Kari, that should be fine. Bring the little one along.

    November 30, 2013

    • Kari

      Excellent, Dominic! I look forward to it.

      December 1, 2013

  • Kari

    Hello! I look forward to this meeting next week, and im wondering if anyone knows if it would be ok for me to bring my well-behaved 3yr old son?

    November 30, 2013

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