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Harvest Sacramento collects fruit from across the city

Feb 9, 2015
Harvest Sacramento collects fruit from across the city

Recently, Harvest Sacramento and community leaders came together to go out harvest fruit from different communities across Sacramento. Harvest Sacramento is a project of Soil Born Farms, whose goal is to collaborate with community partners, businesses, and nonprofits to harvest excess fruit and get it out to those who need, whether that be by donating the fruit to...

2014 was the year of local Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

Jan 15, 2015
2014 was the year of local Urban Agriculture in Sacramento

My neighborhood, which is South Oak Park, is considered a food desert. That means affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain in my community, without transportation. But some residents have sparked solutions inside to this problem. One of the solutions is urban farming, which is bringing back agriculture into neighborhoods, such as mine. Urban farming is...

VIDEO: South Oak Park Joins Together To Create A Community Garden Party

Dec 16, 2014
VIDEO: South Oak Park Joins Together To Create A Community Garden Party

In this video, an Oak Park coalition joins together to create a garden party to educate residents about eating healthy and growing food.

Ferguson Stirs A Lot Controversy All Over The Country

Dec 9, 2014
Ferguson Stirs A Lot Controversy All Over The Country

On August 9th 2014, a dreadful event took place in Ferguson, Missouri. An unarmed 18 year old black man, Michael Brown,was fatally shot by a 28 year old white police officer, Darren Wilson. This event has grown tensions between communities of color and police officers. Also, it has sparked discussion about law enforcement’s relationship...

Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sol Collective Hosted Program

Nov 21, 2014
Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sol Collective Hosted Program

Every Sunday at Sol Collective from 7 – 9:30pm, Foreign Native, an organization who uses creative expression and poetic arts to engage youth from different backgrounds, hosts an open mic called Penny For Your Thoughts. Foreign Native helps young people become successful in their journeys through the world by providing them with educational achievement and leadership...

VIDEO: Making honey in South Oak Park

Nov 9, 2014
VIDEO: Making honey in South Oak Park

It isn’t enough to make fresh fruit and vegetables in South Oak Park; farmers need bees too. And having bees means making honey.

Sol Collective Brings Out The Community To Celebrate Their Ancestors

Nov 8, 2014
Sol Collective Brings Out The Community To Celebrate Their Ancestors

On November 1st, Sol Collective hosted a community celebration at the Sacramento History Museum, free of cost, to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos from 6pm-9pm. Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that is observed on October 31st and ends November 2nd. Dia de Los Muertos focuses on the gathering of communities to...

Sacramento’s Urban Agriculture Coalition Moves Forward

Oct 31, 2014
Sacramento’s  Urban Agriculture Coalition Moves Forward

On October 23rd, Sacramento’s Urban Agriculture Coalition held a press conference at the Yisrael Family Urban Farm, which is an urban farm located in South Oak Park. It uses agriculture to educate, empower, and employ the residents of Sacramento. The press conference was held to give light on what an urban farm is because...

BHC Canvassing

Oct 28, 2014
BHC Canvassing

On October 4th at Asian Resources on Stockton Blvd, many different Sacramento’s Building Healthy Communities grantees and community members came together to educate the residents of South Oak Park about the importance of voting and getting the residents actually to vote. The reason why the community and grantees came specifically to the community of...

Rock The School Bells

Oct 27, 2014
Rock The School Bells

On October 18th, Sacramento City College and Low End Theory Collaborative allied together to create a hip-hop conference called “Rock The School Bells”. Rock The School Bells is a hip-hop conference that started in San Bruno, California at Skyline College. This conference was produced to educate and liberate students on how hip-hop got started, what...

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