Get down and dirty and give birth to new life! Sacramento is just the place to do that with volunteer opportunities that’ll make a difference in your community. It’s time to dig into your green side and plant a tree or two!

IMG_5942 (1)Harvest Sacramento, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and the Fruitridge Manor Neighborhood Association invite you to volunteer your time and attend their first South Sacramento Neighborwoods  event on Saturday, April 23rd from 8:30 am to 2pm at Peter Burnett Elementary School on 36th Avenue.

With help of Soil Born Farms, Harvest Sacramento has been working hard in communities throughout this city by holding harvesting events and harvesting citrus and various fruit from homes with fruit trees and donating them to the Sacramento Food Bank to be distributed to people be in need. Harvest Sacramento now adds a new chapter in their development to better communities in need with their Neighborwoods  program.

“Harvest Sacramento holds really organized and fun events,” says Ronnie Swinburn, a recent program attendee. “I recently attended a citrus harvesting event and got to harvest fruit with a bunch of other amazing volunteers. I think this event will be just as fun as the citrus event I attended, but this time they’ll be planting life.”

The event, “Neighborwoods: ROOTing for a Better Tomorrow” will be held to revitalize and energize areas in Sacramento, with a main focus in South Sacramento by cleaning up greenery, revitalizing gardens, and planting trees in  Fruitridge Manor and Peter Burnett Elementary School.

The event will run in two sections, with the first section from 8:30am to 11:45 am where volunteers will clean up the school garden and mulch and plant trees. The second section will be held from 12pm to 2pm with provided lunch and fun activities like face painting, arts and crafts, and informational booths for more info on events just like this one.

The program reaches out to all ages and everyone of Sacramento to help kickoff this new program to revitalize a community and school in need. Volunteer some of your time to a good cause and come out to this amazing event!

For more information on this event and others follow “Harvest Sacramento” on Facebook. Root for a change and get your green thumb on!