Getting to the Root and Sol of the Neighborhood

FARMS Leadership | Sacramento Valley | December 12, 2019

Location of Field Day:
Oak Park Art Garden, corner of 14th and MLK in Sacramento

Field Day Hosts:
Randy Stannard, Executive Director, Oak Park Sol
Francisco Castillo, Union Pacific Railroad
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Theme of the Day:
Urban Farming

Summary:
Sacramento FARMS Leadership students spent the day at the Oak Park Art Garden in Sacramento. The garden is a 1/3 acre, neighborhood managed community food forest and public art space. Families and residents from Oak Park and surrounding neighborhoods are invited to join us for wide array of interactive art and garden projects that will begin the transformation of this high visibility corner lot in the heart of Oak Park.

FARMS Leadership students laid mulch and learned about the community-supported neighborhood garden. Francisco Castillo of Union Pacific Railroad joined the students in their work and presented a $20,000 check in support of the FARMS Leadership program. The art garden will also become Sacramento’s first publicly accessible Community Food Forest project.

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