Sacramento is considered by many to be the Farm-to-Fork capital of America, so it only makes sense that the next generation of Sacramentans carries the urban agriculture torch.

One organization working to make that happen is Oak Park Sol, whose mission is to “co-create with local residents vibrant and productive green places such as community gardens, and other community-managed open spaces.” Oak Park Sol will be holding free, family friendly cooking classes throughout the summer.

Though many local organizations are working to promote more gardens around the capital city, growing the food is only half the story. The other half is eating that food, which is where groups like Oak Park Sol come in. Their outdoor kitchen at 3733 Broadway will be the meeting place for this free event, with the Food Literacy Center leading the classes.

“[We will] have the entire family out to the garden for fun-filled hour of Food Literacy to inspire the youth to eat their veggies,” says Oak Park Sol.

Aside from the cooking and nutrition classes being taught, attendees will walk away with vouchers to the Oak Park Farmer’s Market, offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, and more.

Space is limited for this event and registration is required. If this event is full there will be two free cooking events from Oak Park Sol this month: one on June 13th at 9:30am and the next on June 22nd at 6:30pm.

Anyone looking for a fun, family friendly, educational activity is encouraged to check out Oak Park Sol’s cooking classes, led by the Food Literacy Center.

To register for this event, email Randy Stannard or call (530) 204-8082