The Burbank Garden is located at Luther Burbank High. It is a part of an agricultural program for the students at the school. In this video, we take a look into what they are building and what it means to the students.
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Oak Park Community Garden, located at 3733 Broadway brought locals out for an evening of fun to plant fall veggie seeds, share some food, and enjoy each others company.
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Girls on the Rise is hosting a summer cooking demonstration class.
“The demonstrations focus mostly on showing attendees how to prepare healthy and delicious meals that highlight fresh ingredients such as produce that can be grown in your garden or obtained affordably at local stores or farmers’ markets,” said Katie Keeler a Program Manager for GOTR.
Participants from the Girls on the Rise, Marilynn Wong and Judy Chang, will teach the class. This class will show the students how to be healthy while eating delightful food. This class will be open to the public but students must sign a waiver before they can participate. Girls on the Rise has their own garden plot at Oak Park Sol and is willing to encourage people to be healthy.
The class will be held on June 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Oak Park Sol Community Garden, 3733 Broadway.
For more information contact Katie Keeler at 916 558-4812 or download and share this informational flyer.
Luther Burbank High School conducted it’s very own school garden clean up on Saturday March 21st, 2015. It began with collaborative efforts from staff, students, and community partners. The clean up involved students from the various clubs on campus. In addition, members from Americorps and students from Sacramento State University assisted with the clean up.
The clean up was very labor intense because the area had not been maintained for approximately 2 or more years due to lack of funding. Once the school had funding, one of Burbank’s finest and most dedicated teachers accepted the responsibility of working with the students to build a productive garden. Many of the students participating were seniors; therefore, working on the garden and leaving a mark at the school is important to them. The garden is a way to teach students about healthy living and gardening will teach students life skills.
After all the hard work, at the end of the day, the clean up was a success. The retired Agricultural building that had been used as a storage was transformed into an onsite garden center. The green house had been transformed into modern day operations with an aquaponic system.
Lastly, the items grown in the garden will be sold in the near future to members in the community.
On Wednesday July 2nd, volunteers arrived bright and early at Oak Ridge Elementary School to help with the upkeep of the campus’s garden. Their assistance allowed for the instillation of new irrigation systems to facilitate plant growth. The garden provides kids with outdoor activities, while promoting healthy food.
On Sunday, June 8, the community of South Oak Park held its monthly Park Party. Park parties occur every second Sunday and are a great way to meet and greet with the community. Food, vegetables, and seeds were given away for free as well.
Today was a special day for the Tiny Tots Program at the Coloma Community Center. The children learned about a lot of different things: singing, letters, and even gardening. What you may not know is that their teacher, Ms. Becky, is the niece of a Cesar Chavez, a great leader and farm worker. As a child, Ms. Becky remembers walking with her Uncle Cesar side-by-side on picket lines and helping plant.
Ms. Becky and Ms. Acasia worked with the kids today. They learned about gardening and growing their own plants. They will be putting them into their new community garden and planting other seeds as well. This special ceremony was joined by Councilmember Kevin McCarty (District 6) who helped with the dedication.
This makes the dedication to the “Tiny Tots Community Garden” extra special and they were thankful to the folks who made it possible, such as Councilmember McCarty, Sutter Medical Center and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 447.
So remember next time you are at Access Sacramento checking out equipment, at our “A Place Called Sacramento” Cast and Crew Call, please come by and visit the “Tiny Tots Community Garden”. And remember “It is a Small World After All”….