Thursday, May 13, 2010

Soil Born Celebration "A Day on the Farm" Sunday May 23rd, American River Ranch

Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch will host a Day on the Farm, Sunday, May 23, 2010—a delightful urban escape—to celebrate the joys of farm life, gardening and enjoying fresh, locally grown products.

A 5K run, farm tours and workshops commence on Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 8:30am–2:30 pm, American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova (next to Hagan Park and between mile markers 15 and 16 on the American River Bike Trail). The celebration is sponsored by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

The American River Ranch is 40 acres of urban farmland, and is Soil Born Farms’ newest addition to its Urban Agriculture & Education project.

This project involves hands-on education programs that engage thousands of youth and adults every year, and innovative food access programs that are helping to feed Sacramento’s underserved neighborhoods.

Along with the farm tours, workshops, and fun run, the event will have live music, children’s gardening activities, local arts and crafts, and an organic plant sale and farm stand, featuring seasonal, local and organic produce for purchase fresh picked from the farm.

$5.00 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project

Event Schedule:

8:30 a.m.:
Veggie Chase 5K and Kids Run (To register: )

9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.: American River Ranch Farm Tours

9:00-10:30 a.m.: Building a Soil Food Web

10:00 a.m.: Conserve Water—Build a Rainbarrel!

10:00 a.m., 12 Noon: Family Fun in the Garden

10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.: Raising Chickens in your Backyard

11:00 a.m.: Drip Irrigation for Home Gardeners

11:00 a.m., 12 Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.: Cooking Classes

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.: Meet The Farm Animals (especially for kids), Composting

11:30 a.m.: Flower Gardening for Beautiful Bouquets

12 Noon: Garden Bed Preparation, Vermicomposting—The Power of Worms!, Gardening to Attract Pollinators and Native Plant Walk

12:30 p.m.: Medicinal Herbs

1:30 p.m.: Organic Gardening 101, Wildlife on the American River Parkway, Presentation/Walk, Culinary Herbs

For more information call (916) 363-9685 or go to You can follow them on twitter here, and Soil Born Farms is here. On Facebook, Sac Food Coop is here and Soil Born Farms is here.

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