June 8, 2011

Volunteers needed for work-party at Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm

(The following information furnished by Marion-Polk Food Share)

Come one, come all! All are invited to come lend a hand as we plant and prepare at the 2-acre Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm.

When: This coming Saturday, 6/11, from 9am – 12pm

Where: The Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm.

What we’ll be doing: It’s a work-party. We’ll be planting, spreading compost, raking mulch, and all in all having a grand time… Come prepared to get sweaty and feel glorious!

Bring: Water, a snack and your favorite work song if hard work makes you feel like singing. Tools will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

What is the Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm?

The Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm is an exciting and innovative partnership between The Marion-Polk Food Share and The Oregon School for the Deaf a residential school in Salem, Oregon. The farm is worked during the summer by the OYCC Garden Youth Crew, an intensive program for youth, ages 16-19, centered on garden skill-building, horticultural education, job skills, and community engagement. All the student participants are from OSD. The program is designed to build strong leaders: young adults with the enthusiasm and ability to make their communities a better place. Working in partnership with MPFS, students donate program harvests to Food Share’s distribution network. Youth in the OYCC Garden Youth Crew will not only maintain the garden at OSD, but also assist and educate gardeners throughout our network of over 30 community gardens in Marion and Polk counties.

For more information, please call Ingrid at 503-798-0457. See you Saturday!

Ingrid Evjen-Elias
Marion-Polk Food Share
Community Gardens Resource Coordinator

Related Links

Community Garden plots available in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Sustainer Circle milestone for Marion-Polk Food Share

Spring Gardening Guide

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