Time & Location:
Nov 04, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bay Point, 611 Pacifica Ave, Bay Point, CA 94565, USA
About the event:
Be part of history in building an Oak Understory Outdoor Classroom at the Growing Healthy Kids Rio Vista Food Forest!
About the Project: The Rio Vista Food Forest is an educational site Growing Healthy Kids team is developing to create a food forager's oasis in our schools! The site plan models the best practices of permaculture and sustainable agriculture for our students, and will restore a habitat for native plants and animals on a 45,000 square foot plot at Rio Vista Elementary School. With the help of community members, our team is filling this site with plant life that will yield fruits and flowers all year round, providing an ideal site for students to visit and return to in every season.
Help needed: Led by a Growing Healthy Kids staff, volunteers will plant over 50 trees and edible shrubs in the Rio Vista Food Forest, including native California Redbuds around the Rio Vista farm clearing, and an Elderberry hedge.
Access Notes: The Rio Vista Site is outdoors and can get hot, so bring sunscreen and a hat. There will be access to a bathroom. The tree planning area is mulch and dirt, and unfortunately within the food forest there are not yet accesible pathways. If this causes an access concern and you’re still looking for ways to participate please get in touch and we’ll communicate about other tasks on site which we’re seeking help with that day!
You should Bring: Please bring your own Garden Gloves and Shovel. For your comfort, please bring a water bottle, hat, and/or sunscreen.
Day of: Arrive to the Rio Vista main entrance at 611 Pacifica Ave, Bay Point, CA 94565, USA to sign in. Then follow signs to the Food Forest site.
Student Service Hours: Service Hours are availible for MDUSD students seeking credit.
Questions?: For questions, contact Laney Cline King at GrowingHealthyKidsBayArea@gmail.com