Fruit Trees Donated to West Sacramento Urban Farm

An urban farm in West Sacramento is getting a donation of 70 fruit trees and berry plants from Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Company. This gift will make the city’s first urban orchard a reality, giving newly settled refugees farm training and production experience, and provide the local West Sacramento community with fresh, nutritious produce.

“This donation marks a tipping point in our efforts to support the growth of urban farms in West Sacramento through the creation of our first urban orchard,” says Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “With the generous support of Stark Bro’s, we are able to create more opportunities for refugees to have access to land and practice culturally appropriate farming methods. Their efforts will, in turn, increase residents’ access to locally grown produce and beautify our community.”

The 4.5-acre site located at 491 Regatta Lane, is part of the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) New Roots program, run by Community and Economic Development Program Manager Tom Stein. Here, refugee and immigrant groups can learn to become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home through community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming.

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