The NGAC welcomes your interest, suggestions and support. We have plenty of activities and projects… just choose a tab, explore and join in the fun!
NINOS COMMUNITY GARDEN: NGAC maintains a 20′ x 20′ plot in the Ninos Community Garden located in South Natomas. Club members and supporters are welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for NGAC members to learn and practice their gardening skills in a large and very sunny garden plot!! Much of the food grown here in the club’s plot is donated every season to various local food banks. NGAC members also provide a volunteer resource for the Ninos Community Garden’s maintenance and site clean-up.
We are now ready to start our winter garden and are looking for members to be a part of our team for the planning, planting, maintenance, and periodic harvesting of the plot. Please contact Nancy Kapellas at email@example.com if you are interested!
NINOS POLLINATOR GARDEN: This ambitious garden project is in partnership with the Xerces Society. Plans are in the works for the development of a miles long pollinator garden to be planted in the areas along each side of the paved Ninos Parkway. Learn more about the Pollinator Garden by emailing Angela Laws
IN SCHOOL POLLINATOR EDUCATION: This group works with the SHINE Grant Committee. Also currently working with the Garden Valley Elementary (TRUSD). Looking to expand into NUSD. Contact Amie Tokuhama
CAN YOU DIG IT?: The NGAC’s gardening Guru, Dr. Bruce Ritter of the Sacramento Botanical Gardens organization showcases gardens around Sacramento, shows us what’s growing on in our Ninos Community Garden and shares expert gardening tips in a series of recorded videos.
NINOS COMMUNITY GARDEN LANGUAGE OUTREACH PROGRAM: To increase community connections, the NGAC would like to provide translation services. Do you have language skills? Contact Amie Tokuhama
TOOL LIBRARY & RESOURCE BANK: This is one of the NGAC’s big dreams, to help homeowners in our community maintain equity through a lending tool and resource library thus protecting the value of one’s most important investment.
NATOMAS GARDEN CENTER & ARTS GALLERY UPDATE: The Natomas Garden & Arts Club, in collaboration with the City of Sacramento, is in the process of transforming the vacant former Natomas Fire Station #15 building at 1591 Newborough Drive into a permanent Garden Center & Arts Gallery. While building plans are finalized the NGAC is leading the effort to improve the aesthetics on 1591 Newborough with artworks created by local artists. Installation #1 featured local artists and a theme of CONNECTION. Meet the artists from SPRING 2021.
New paintings are currently being installed! Local artists, including youth groups at The GreenHouse have been busy creating new artworks to support the upcoming Mural Project. Available for public view until August 2022.
NORTH SACRAMENTO CREATIVE ASSETS: The Community Mural Project (SACOAC, 2021), the NGAC advocates for the expansion of cultural assets into our community and has been coordinating art workshops for our neighbors led by the professional artists chosen for this city wide Office of Arts & Culture Project.
INSPIRATION STATION: Open to all creatives… a weekly zoom opportunity to paint, draw, knit, write, chat. You bring your project, NGAC brings the connection. Hosted by Amie Tokuhama. 11am Saturday mornings
AFTER SCHOOL ARTS EDUCATION: We are currently working with TheGreenHouseCenter.org and are open to expanding this volunteer opportunity. Want to get involved? Contact Amie Tokuhama
MONTHLY MEETINGS: Since 2017 the NGAC holds ‘open to the public’ meetings each month to inform and inspire participation in our projects and activities. Since the pandemic of 2020, the NGAC shifted meetings to a Zoom format. Going forward, our monthly meetings have begun to incorporate both in person and online options and this hybrid model will likely continue through 2022. Anyone may join the NGAC mailing list to get the meeting details and Zoom link each month. Guest presentations are recorded and posted on the club’s YouTube Channel. Some previous meeting presentations are available here.