Akoma Unity Center, in partnership with California’s Save Our Water program, recently hosted a day of gardening and information about water conservation at the Anne Shirrells Community Garden in San Bernardino.
At the June 25 garden work day, families harvested produce, learned about water conservation and received free resources.
The Save Our Water program reminds people that California is in an extreme drought and encourages people to make changes to save water, starting in yards and gardens.
Representatives of organizations such as People’s Collective for Environmental Justice, California Alliance for Community Composting and California Department of Water Resources were at the event to teach people how to conserve water in their households and care for their plants and to provide resources to help people conserve water.
“The community garden has been a source of intergenerational healing and knowledge sharing. We are extremely thankful for the youth, master gardeners and composters and neighbors that have committee the time and effort to help grow and sustain the garden,” Kimberly Calvin, executive director of Akoma Unity Center, said in a news release.
“Over 55 families came out to help harvest and took home fresh produce including zucchinis, carrots, strawberries, collard greens, squash, jalapenos and eggplants, in addition to receiving household water conservation items to help us all work towards sustainably saving water,” Calvin said.
Akoma Unity Center, in San Bernardino’s Anne Shirrells Park, hosts garden work days 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Saturday. Families interested in volunteering can go to Akomaunitycenter.org.
For information on water conservation resources and tips, go to saveourwater.com.