Get good at gardening and grab free grub at this Sept. 17 event

City of Sacramento staff and the State’s Save Our Water program are inviting people to an event called “Garden Work Day” on Sept. 17 to learn about gardening, composting and saving water.

The event takes place at the Southside Park Community Garden (2226 5th St.) from 8 a.m. to noon. Free lunch and succulents will be available to participants while supplies last.

“This is a great event for people interested in learning about how to garden and be wise about their water use during persistent drought,” said Carlos Eliason, a spokesperson for the City’s Department of Utilities.

People can sign up to attend for free on the Save Our Water event page.

The event is sponsored by several organizations, including Save Our Water, City of Sacramento departments of Utilities, Public Works, and Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, as well as ReSoil Sacramento.