By Alameda Point Collaborative
Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will welcome more than 300 guests to its urban farm on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its 3rd annual Harvest Festival.
The event is not only a traditional celebration of the harvest, but also an important opportunity for APC residents to introduce friends and neighbors to their unique and vibrant community.
“The Harvest Festival is a wonderful way for our residents to not only enjoy time with their own families, but also to forge a deeper connection with the larger community,” said APC Executive Director, Doug Biggs. “Because APC is isolated geographically, it is important that we help our residents, all of whom are formerly homeless, find ways to connect."
Harvest Festival guests will enjoy a light lunch featuring produce grown on The Farm as well as other homegrown treats. Each child in attendance will have the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch to select a pumpkin to carve with their parents.
Children will also enjoy carnival games and activities hosted by Live Oak Unitarian Church as well as performances by the Bean Counters and an APC children’s dance group.
APC farm2market staff will be on-hand to provide farm tours at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
About The Farm at Alameda Point Collaborative
The farm at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) was created by the Growing Youth Project in 2005 to give young people in the community an opportunity to develop leadership skills while helping their friends and neighbors live healthier lives.
Today, it is a vibrant working farm that is home to the farm2market project. farm2market is a paid On The Job Training (OJT) program for up to twelve formerly homeless individuals residing in APC’s supportive housing community. Farm production, produce sales, managing volunteer groups and practicing personal accountability all give our trainees a wide range of highly transferable skills to help them find meaningful employment.
About Alameda Point Collaborative
Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) is a resourceful supportive housing provider that offers permanent housing for families and individuals. APC offers residents a wide range of support services, workforce development programs and employment opportunities through its social enterprise ventures. APC creates homes and builds businesses that transform lives