Grow Philly Novick Urban Farm Volunteers


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When

Wed Mar 01, 2017 - Thu Nov 30, 2017

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!

Volunteer Dates are in full swing!

  • Large Saturday Volunteer Days

June 10th 9:30 AM- 2 PM

June 24th

Juily 15th

July 22nd

August 5th

You can come any time for all or part of the day! Help grow food for those in need! Get amazing exercise and free pizza.

For any Volunteer dates:

Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle if you can.

The farm is located at Novick Brothers at 3660 S. Lawrence Street. It is in deep south Philly, down near the stadiums. The G bus goes very close to there. It is about a fifteen minute walk from the AT &T station on the broad street line. There is plenty of parking or bike space.

When you get to the large parking lot - come around to the far side where you will see the farm.

We are now gearing up for this next season and are very excited for volunteer help, tha t is so desperately needed.

We also have volunteer times scheduled every Tuesday from 1 PM-sunset.

Thanks so much for your interest and I hope we connect!

We can host groups outside of these scheduled times! Just contact me.

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.

  • Email aforbes@growphilly.org or message me through Volunteer Match

About us:

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!

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.

For any Volunteer dates:

Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle if you can.

The farm is located at Novick Brothers at 3660 S. Lawrence Street. It is in deep south Philly, down near the stadiums. The G bus goes very close to there. It is about a fifteen minute walk from the AT &T station on the broad street line. There is plenty of parking or bike space.

When you get to the large parking lot - come around to the far side where you will see the farm.


In our first season - we donated over 10,000 pounds of produce and sold 9,000 pounds at our low-income farm stand. We trained 7 teens in sustainable farming, empowered a group of 5 adult refugee interns, and taught 785 kids about nutrition and farming.

Farm Mission Statement: The Novick Family Urban Farm is our non-profit educational farm program that is dedicated to promoting healthy choices, nutrition, sustainability and community engagement. By providing hands on learning opportunities to local Childcare programs, we are able to educate children at their youngest on healthy eating and nutrition, promoting long term healthy choices. We are also focused on building community relationships, not only through the produce we donate, but through the outreach programs we partner in.

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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