STOCKTON — Those interested in learning how to maintain and create healthy forests in an urban environment are welcome to the Boggs Tract Community Farm to get a first-hand lesson.

The urban farm, found at 466 Ventura Ave. in Stockton, is hosting training on tree planting, pruning and overall maintenance from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The training will be done in both English and Spanish, and will feature discussion and information about the tree project, tree planting demonstration and community participation in planting several shade trees at the farm.

There also will be a fruit tree raffle and other incentives.

Several of the goals for this event are to educate the community about the benefits of planting trees in and around the Boggs Tract community. Planting trees will help clean the air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for residents.

This is part of a multi-year effort supported by the California ReLeaf (a nonprofit urban forestry organization) and CAL FIRE to promote Urban Forestry in underserved communities across California.