Grow Philly Urban Farm Volunteers


(39.901657,-75.15991)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3660 S. Lawrence StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19148

Pictured are a few of our refugee farmers who went through an internship for an entire year and received hundreds of pounds of free, culturally appropriate crops.

About

We love volunteers and need your help!! Depending on the season, volunteers will help in all aspects of the farm. This includes planting, harvesting, cleaning, mulching, painting, and more! Only with volunteer help we can continue run our farm so we can to provide food for those in need, a peaceful space for refugees to come together and improve their health, and an educational platform for hundreds of students.

In our current and largest program to date, with the generous support of the Novick Brothers Corporation, Grow Philly is connecting more Philadelphians than ever with high-quality educational programs and healthy, nutritious food at Novick Family Urban Farm. Children from local schools and childcare centers visit the farm and participate in hands-on learning experiences focused on nutrition, healthy eating, healthy choices and cooking skills. Teens employed in the summer and fall are educated on the techniques of healthy, sustainable growing, and they work the farm -- planting, maintaining, and harvesting a range of nutritious crops. Students also run a lowÔÇÉincome farm stand in South Philly and host cooking classes.

The educational farm provides organic, culturally appropriate produce to refuges and South Philly residents in need. The farm programs have an intergenerational focus as elder gardeners work with youth to share both farming and cooking knowledge. We need your help and generosity!

Skills

  • Painting
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Youth Services
  • Farming

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • Minimum two hours
  • Must be able to do physical labor outdoors

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