CHEWS Community Garden - Volunteers Needed


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

327 Mill StreetConneaut, OH 44030

About

Do you enjoy gardening? Would you like to learn more about gardening? If so, the Conneaut Human Resources Center community garden is the place for you! I am writing to you because the community garden is in need of volunteer service. Volunteers will perform duties such as:

  • Maintaining the garden
  • Watering the garden, weeding the garden, etc.
  • Harvesting crops as they are ready
  • Planting new crops
  • Lay down mulch and straw to cover the pathways and beds
  • Learning more about gardening and crops!

The hours and schedule for this volunteer service are flexible and depend on the volunteers’ availability.

The goal of this is ultimately to expand the existing community garden program, which emerged from a collaboration between the Conneaut Human Resources Center and the Trillium Center, both located in Conneaut.

The program is called CHEWS, which stands for Choosing Healthy Eating for Wellness and Strength. Three years ago the Trillium Center conducted a survey to identify whether people receiving services at the CHRC would be interested in participating in food and gardening education. Many people expressed interest in ideas such as a community garden, a community-based incubator kitchen, and classes on growing, preparing, and preserving food.

This is how the CHEWS program got started. The primary goals for CHEWS are to:

  • Increase access to nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables
  • To offer free education in gardening, weed identification, cooking and preserving
  • To inspire other organizations to create community gardens.

Working in a garden with a group of people forms a sense of community by working together and forming connections. Gardening also has many benefits for a person’s mental health. For example, working in a garden decreases stress and anxiety and increases positive moods. It’s also fun to learn about the way things grow and what the benefits of certain crops are.

If you are interested or if you have other questions please contact me at (440)-593-5273 or through my email address: samantha@conneauthrc.org! We hope to hear from you!

Skills

  • Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Hours are for your choosing. Flexible.

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