Harvest Sacramento for a Great Cause
If you read our recent garden post, you know that we take great pride in our backyard gardens. One of the best parts about growing your own fruits and veggies is not only tasting the results, but sharing them with others. So, it’s no surprise that we were excited to hear about a Sacramento organization that uses backyard harvests to eliminate hunger.
Harvest Sacramento is a volunteer organization that harvests extra fruit from backyard trees, and then passes it along to local food agencies to feed the hungry. This year, they harvested more than 8,200 pounds of fruit from Sacramento backyards!
Want to get involved? Harvest Sacramento’s upcoming Garden Highway Harvests are the perfect way to start!
On Saturday, October 10th and 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harvest Sacramento will harvest more than 10,000 pounds of Asian pears, plums, apples and more from an old orchard that hasn’t been maintained for several years. All you need to do to help out is RSVP and arrive at your designated harvest location ready to pick fruit and help a great cause!
For more details and to RSVP, visit Harvest Sacramento’s Web site.