Fill Raised Beds at The Well Farm this Earth Day!


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When

Sat Apr 21, 2018, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

The Well Farm at Voris Field1013 Southwest Reed AvePeoria, IL 61605

About

Join us this Earth Day to help transform our community's vision for a thriving urban stormwater farm into a reality. The Well Farm at Voris Field is an urban farming site that will feature raised gardening beds, flowering bioswales, a stormwater forest, and be home to a youth and resident training program. We need your help to fill 100 raised beds as part of our preparation for a June 30 ribbon cutting.

ABOUT THE WELL FARM

The Well Farm at Voris Field is a pilot project in Peoria, Illinois that demonstrates how urban agriculture can reduce runoff and offer a host of social and environmental benefits.
The Well Farm at Voris Field will:

  • Reduce stormwater runoff that is carrying pollution from roadways, parking lots, sidewalks and buildings into the sewer system and causing overflows into the Illinois River.
  • Expand production of locally grown flowers, food and timber.
  • Provide internships and apprenticeships to youth and adults who want to learn agribusiness, hydrology, and other career path skills.
Construction on the farm begins in March 2018 and the Ribbon Cutting will take place June 30, 2018.
Note: This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 69-3A75-17-21.

Skills

  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Please bring shovels, rakes, and gardening gloves.

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