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Earth Day Volunteer Event with OTIS Fresh Farm

  • OTIS Fresh Farm 2616 South Calumet Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

EVENT
Join founder and social entrepreneur Steve Hughes, our friends from Little Nature's Recyclers and volunteers from across the city during Earth Day--and get your hands dirty! Meet other community members that are interested in gardening, farmers markets and urban agriculture, while learning more about OTIS Fresh Farm and collaborating with our gardening community.

Volunteering activities at OTIS Fresh Farm may include clean up, tool organizing, planting seeds, transplanting into soil, painting and other mild physical labor activities. 

Get free training in an urban friendly environment about:
• Recycling and Composting
• Starting a garden
• Collecting rain water
• Traditional gardening techniques

Help us stabilize and prepare a local, urban farm for production to give the Bronzeville and Chicago community access to fresh vegetable and fruits. It will also give insight to those wanting to know how to grow food in an urban environment. 

WHAT TO BRING?
Please bring closed shoes, sunscreen, hat, and water. 

SCHEDULE
11:00-11:30 am
Volunteer introduction and farm tour by founder Steve Hughes
11:30am-2:30pm
Garden work
3pm
Hang out and breakdown

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNWANTED GARDEN TOOLS?
Bring them over and receive a free certificate for our garden crops!

Earlier Event: April 14
iNaturalist 2017 City Nature Challenge
Later Event: April 22
Earth Day 2017 "Not A Hoax" Party