Garden Day 2014
Free event to learn how to make your garden grow

Event

Oh how do you make a garden grow? Tips, tricks and tools will be shared at Green Acres’ Garden Day at  Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) on Friday, April 25.

SFBFS began teaching gardening classes in 2012 with the introduction of the new Demonstration Garden. Families of all experience levels are welcome to attend free classes that cover building a backyard garden, composting, irrigation, container gardening, composting, backyard chickens and much more. Lack of knowledge about where food comes from and the health benefits of fresh, local produce spurred the creation of this hands-on teaching garden in Oak Park.

The 2nd annual  Garden Day will offer demonstrations throughout the day and introduce families to a dozen local gardening resources. Organizations in attendance include Soil Born Farm, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Tree Foundation and Two Flew the Coop.  Ditch the Drive-Thru will also lead cooking demonstrations throughout the day to show families how to prepare meals with the delicious items grown in their home gardens as an affordable and healthy alternative to fast food.

Garden Day attendees can garner advice from plant experts, gather items from vendor booths and participate in one of four demonstrations including a lesson on vermicomposting.

All visitors will enjoy a complimentary lunch of fruit water and Tofurky sandwich donated by Turtle Farms and leave the event with a tomato plant donated from Green Acres, a pepper plant and a bag of soil to get their summer garden started.

There is no cost to attend Garden Day or any of the gardening classes offered by SFBFS.

What:     2nd annual Garden Day
Where:  Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Demonstration Garden
              3308 Third Ave
              Sacramento, CA 95817
When:   April 25, 2014, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Who:     Anyone interested in learning more about gardening

About Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services:
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is a local, privately funded, non-profit organization serving families in need since 1976. A staff of 45 and a corps of 5,800 volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self- sufficiency and financial independence. More information is available at  www.sacramentofoodbank.org .