Harvest Sacramento: Tahoe Park Citrus Harvest

Join us this Saturday for a community citrus harvest in the Tahoe Park neighborhood! This is a fruit harvesting event.

Volunteers will be placed into groups of 5-10 people with a trained harvest group leader. Each group will receive a list of 3-5 tree sites to harvest, and will be provided with all necessary harvesting materials, including gloves, picker-poles, ladders, clippers and boxes. 

Volunteers will carpool to each site and ideally be able to transport tools and harvested fruit between sites and then back to our initial meeting. It is extremely helpful if each group has a pick-up truck or van to help transport materials and fruit, so if you have this type of vehicle and are willing to allow the use of it, we would be grateful.

COMMUNITY MEAL: We will be serving a simple meal after the harvest to share our experiences and meet fellow volunteers from the other harvest groups. YOUTH: Young children (3-10 yrs old) are welcome to join us, but will be asked to focus their energy on sorting, packing and transporting the fruit. Children under the age of 15 are required to have supervision from a parent/guardian, while youth 15-17 can attend without adult supervision, but must have a volunteer waiver signed by their parent/guardian.


Required:
- Signed Soil Born Farms volunteer waiver (we will have copies available at the event or download one here - http://soilborn.org/images/stories/PDFs/volunteer_waiver.pdf)
- Closed toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions of the day.


Recommended:
- Sunglasses, gloves, bag/box to take home some fruit
- Water bottle and light snack 


Questions? Contact Dominic Allamano, Harvest Sacramento Coordinator, at [masked] or (916)[masked] 

Learn more about Harvest Sacramento, a project of Soil Born Farms - http://www.soilborn.org/harvestsacramento 

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help harvest fruit for donation to local food banks. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1ewj4LF

DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK - http://bit.ly/1dD8ssF

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  • Dominic A.

    Thank you to everyone who made out yesterday to Tahoe Park for a very productive citrus harvest and a lovely community meal. With your helps, and over 40 other volunteers, we harvested 2000+ lbs of navel oranges, meyer and eureka lemons, yellow grapefruit, tangelos and kumquats which have gone to Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services for distribution to families in need this week. We also sent a bucket of kumquats and 2 boxes of lemons to be made into preserves today by our volunteers - with the skilled guidance and support Janet McDonald from The Good Stuff - which will be sold to help support our programs. Our next harvest will be this coming Saturday, Feb 22nd, at Pacific Elementary in the Lemon Hill neighborhood. Details on this event, and other upcoming harvests (happening weekly thru April) can be found at Soil Born Farms page on Eventbrite - soibornfarms.eventbrite.com

    February 16, 2014

    • Molly

      Thank you for the reminder of the sites to check for future events! I'm traveling for a week but look forward to harvesting with the community when I return. I can't believe how much beautiful fruit is being shared by homeowners! Fantastic! See you soon and wish you a fun and plentiful gathering this Saturday!

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Molly

    What a great day Harvesting in Sacramento Tahoe Park! Well organized and enthusiastic leadership and volunteers. Generous residents offering bounty of their citrus trees for the benefit of everyone in their community. Truly enjoyed meeting fellow volunteers and the home owners and working together in gratitude for the food that would nourish our communities. I look forward to the next harvest! Thank you everyone! Molly

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Anne R.

    Looking forward to it, new here from Australia, this sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to make good use of resources, I think that's a permaculture principle to not waste anything isn't it?

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Carrie M.

    Already signed up to be a group leader and bringing a worker bee too! Hope to see you all there - if you havent participated - it is really rewarding to haul in those pounds of beautiful fruit, watch the community members taking home Vitamin C for free and know the rest is going to others through the Sacramento Food bank.

    1 · February 12, 2014

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