On May 21st, an event called Sacramento Youth-led Urban Agriculture Bus Tour will be managed completely by area youth. The tour bus will begin at Luther Burbank High School at 9:45 AM and end at 3:00 PM. This tour bus event will take you around four agricultural sites which include the Burbank Urban Garden (BUG), The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, The International Garden of Many Colors, and The Green House.
The goal of the youth that are in charge of this tour bus is to celebrate and embrace the urban agriculture in Sacramento. They believe that this event could help the youth with leadership and communication with society. The youth want to make sure that people are aware of the ways to bring more resources and services to urban agriculture in Sacramento.
The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, one of the locations the tour bus stops, is a large agricultural organization. They provide volunteer opportunities for area youth along with many other opportunities such as events, recipes, and more. One of their main goals for providing volunteering opportunities is to create an environment in which the youth can easily socialize and gain leadership skills.
The Green House, another one of the bus stops,is very similar to The Yisrael Family Urban Farm because they are based on many of the same principles. They have their own programs for youth such as the Ever Green program which is an after-school tutoring and enrichment program for elementary students. They also have Oasis which is a evening youth group of junior and senior high school students. The Green House organization also allows the community to participate in events as well.
Those are just two agricultural stops and their backgrounds out of the many other stops the tour bus will visit. For more information on the Sacramento Youth-Led Urban Agriculture and where to get tickets you may visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-led-urban-ag-bus-tour-sacramento-ca-registration-24331142101