I wanted to give you a heads up about two awesome volunteer opportunities at Loma Vista Elementary School's farm. Yeah, it's a farm fully loaded with goats and pigs and chickens...ponies, cows, garden beds, a green house, kitchens, and an alpaca named Curly. A flier is attached with full details.
One opportunity involves assisting in cooking classes for the kids as they take a break from their regular studies. The other opportunity is to get your hands dirty tending the garden. This garden is special though as it is the pilot for the district's first "farm to cafeteria" program. That means that all the food you help to grow will contribute to feeding the roughly 75% of students who utilize the government's assisted lunch program for low income families.
As you may know, Vallejo is a food desert. Some of the students in the district, especially those who take advantage of assisted lunch, may rarely see fresh foods on their plates at home. This is a public health issue in our community and one you can help make a dent in by volunteering just a few hours of your time.
The farm is located here.
For more information, please see the attached flier or email Whitney Ball... or talk to Irene Smarr or me at school.