Garden Day is Almost Here!

Pole beans near the northern fence of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Service’s (SFBFS) Demonstration Garden are well on their way to maturity. Visitors attending the garden’s open house event on April 30 can view these budding beans and many others on the last Tuesday of April from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in the garden adjacent to SFBFS’ Family Services campus at 3308 Third Ave.

According to Dave Chappell, Garden Coordinator, the annual Garden Day offers a chance for people to learn about gardening, tour the grounds and appreciate the wonder of nature. Among the schedule is a 12:00 p.m. Taste of the Garden Cooking Demonstration.

Beans offer a unique ingredient for concocting salads, for a delicious cold dish just add chopped onion, diced tomatoes and avocado. Find more useful recipes for beans is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s website at

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, pole beans require about two months to reach maturity. Growing along a pole or a vertical rope, the pole bean vine commonly reaches a height of over 10 feet. The garden’s output of pole beans may not reach its peak by the time of the demonstration but we do hope to see you there!

For more information, the Garden Coordinator can be reached at  

Submitted by: William Laws
Freelance Writer