April 2017 Events @ the Del Paso Heights Community Garden (Tree Planting Day)
WhenSat Apr 29, 2017, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Where3407 Altos AvenueSacramento, CA 95838
Del Paso Heights Community Garden & Development Project
3407 Altos Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838 | www.eppecorp.com
The Del Paso Heights Community Garden (DPHCG) has been providing fresh produce, gardening education, and cooking demonstrations at low or no cost for underserved residents of the community since 2014. Currently, DPHCG is in its first phase of a three-part development project. The one acre parcel of land where the garden resides will incorporate some of the following amenities: several garden beds (w/wheel-chair accessibility), an orchard, a greenhouse, a chicken coop, an aqua-ponic system, an outdoor amphitheater w/solar powered lighting, a children's garden, a farm stand and co-op ran by youth, and more things to come in the future.
Being that the community garden area is located within in a food desert, there are no true grocery stores in up to a two mile radius of the garden site (only liquor stores & gas stations). Given that many residents do not have reliable transportation, it can be difficult to find healthy and nutritious foods in much of the Del Paso Heights area. However, through the help of our community partners and supporters, the garden has grown over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce harvested in 2016. The garden has future plans to offer student educational credits and volunteer hours, work experience for those interested in developing a trade skill, and business management opportunities for youth through the DPHCG farm stand.
Importantly, staying connected to the community is what the garden is all about. In 2016-2017 a reserved amount of produce is given directly to our neighboring homeless population, most of which have volunteered at the Garden. DPHCG is a supporter of The Sacramento Food Bank and has provided a number of food donations from the garden to help those in need.
Bring Joy & Green to Spring in April 2017!!
@ the Del Paso Heights Community Garden!
Support our Youth and Young Adults Working in the Community for the Purpose of Building the Garden's Future Structures. Youth are volunteering from the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps, North State Building Industry Association, the Greater Sacramento Urban League, and other collaborative partners.
List of Upcoming Events
April 22nd: 11AM-2PM
Installation of more garden beds, planting of summer "starts"
April 29th: 9AM-2PM
Planting of more fruit trees, expansion of the irrigation system
May 16th and May 19th: 9AM-1PM
Fence prepation workdays
May 23rd and May 24th: 9AM-1PM
Fence installation workdays
Dates to be Determined:
Chicken Coop Installation
Green House Installation
Solar Installation & Security Shed
Ways to Support
Join the garden team and volunteer on 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Sign-up to participate at scheduled events as needed, Encourageothers to become a garden volunteer, community partner, or business sponsor and help support the efforts of DPHCG, Attend events and share social media updates on the garden's development progress, Donate from the heart.
Purchase Wish List
Gloves (cowhide), Back Braces, Safety Glasses, Shovels, Wheel Barrels, Hand Towels,
Water Hose Splitters
- People Skills
- Project Management
- Relationship Building
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours
- Volunteer waiver much be signed day of event