A Day on the Farm to Learn, Eat and Celebrate at Soil Born Farms this Sunday, May 20th

By Heather Crivellone

What’s better than fresh fruit and veggies? How about teaching your children the importance of healthy eating through local, organic means while learning about our impact on the environment?
At Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova, their mission is “to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community.”

Located at American River Ranch, next to Hagan Park in Rancho Cordova (2140 Chase Drive), Soil Born Farms has been developing community education programs to teach adults and children all about the importance of organic farming, gardening, and even cooking.
And this Sunday, May 20th from 10am-4pm they are hosting “Day on the Farm”, an educational event for the entire community.
There will be hands-on events throughout the day for adults and children, including: cooking classes, farm tours and nature walks, face painting and photo booth, community education, kid’s garden activities, live music and dancing, arts and crafts. You will also join the team at Soil Born Farms to learn about gardening, composting, raising chickens, beekeeping, the American River’s native plants and more.
Entrance into this event is only a $5 donation.

Soil Born Farms also hosts a variety of classes throughout the year, including summer camps and farm outings for the kids. They will learn everything from farming, gardening, harvesting and cooking. They will take part in nature explorations, community service projects and so much more than just sitting by the pool all summer vacation! Check out their website for more information and how to sign up your 1st-12th graders.

I’m looking forward to visiting the farm and taking my children to learn more about where their food comes from…. I’m even more excited for my husband to see that raising chickens isn’t as intimidating as it may seem- and hopefully I’ll get that chicken coop I’ve been begging for (probably not- but, a girl can dream can‘t she?).


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