Learn more about Harvest Sacramento, a project of Soil Born Farms, here. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help harvest fruit for donation to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and other food access partners..
This is a fruit harvesting event.
Volunteers will be placed into groups of 5-10 people with a trained harvest group leader. Each group will receive a list of 3-5 tree sites to harvest, and will be provided with all necessary harvesting materials, including gloves, picker-poles, ladders, clippers and boxes.
Volunteers will carpool to each site and ideally be able to transport tools and harvested fruit between sites and then back to our initial meeting. It is extremely helpful if each group has a pick-up truck or van to help transport materials and fruit. If you have this type of vehicle and are willing to bring it, we would be grateful.
LUNCH: Following the harvest, we will be serving a simple lunch - a hearty vegetarian soup, salad and bread prepared by Soil Born Farms' Culinary Arts volunteers - to create an opportunity for participants to meet volunteers from other harvest groups and share their experiences together over a good meal.
YOUTH: Young children (3-10 yrs old) are welcome to join us, but will be asked to focus their energy on sorting, packing and transporting the fruit. Children under the age of 15 are required to have supervision from a parent/guardian, while youth 15-17 can attend without adult supervision, but must have a volunteer waiver signed by their parent/guardian.
Signed Soil Born Farms volunteer waiver (we will have copies available at the event or download one HERE).
Closed toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions of the day.
Sunglasses, gloves, and a bag or box to take home some fruit
- Water bottle and light snack
Questions? Contact Dominic Allamano, Harvest Sacramento Coordinator, at email@example.com or (916) 572-6646