Bishop AmeriCorps members serving at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Friends of the Inyo are volunteering at the non-profit Sierra Bounty Produce Collective in honor of César Chávez Day, March 31. AmeriCorps members Hillary Behr and Ian Bell are helping out at Sierra Bounty Produce Collective, an organization dedicated to promoting grassroots efforts to enhance the ecological, social, and economic sustainability of local agriculture in the Eastern Sierra of California. They will be working at Apple Hill Ranch near Wilkerson.
César Chávez was a farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist. César Chávez day is celebrated in California as a state holiday, intended to promote service in the community in honor of César Chávez’s life and work.