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Work on an Urban Farm!

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Civic Works

  • 7 people are interested

Landscaping our farm is so important to the community and the productivity of the farm! We grow 5,000 pounds of food each year but that cannot be done without our neighbors. We like to keep the farms looking good so we can attract more help from our neighbors! (Landscaping also prevents falling, makes the crops easier to access and grow, encourages neighbors to keep their green spaces clean too!) There are so many reasons to do land management and landscaping at our farm! Our farms are directly responding to Covid by supplying produce to our seniors who can't leave their homes or have access to healthy food.
So, we are looking for individuals (because of Covid Restrictions, we are looking for individuals through the winter, and not groups) who are willing to show up for an hour and half, grab some tools and gloves and do some work!
The work ranges from weed whacking to mowing to pulling weeds to spreading mulch to picking up trash!
You sign up for a time slot and we send you all you need to come and do the work! AND WHAT YOU DO HELPS US SO MUCH!
Our time slots are on every Tuesday and Friday & the third Saturday of the month at 9-10:30 or 10:30-12.
It's BYOG (gloves) if you want but we'll have some clean ones there.
Sign up with Jayna Powell at jpowell@civicworks.com and you'll get connected to farmers who will instruct you on the tasks at hand!
This is a GREAT chance to get some fresh air and make a difference! And we'll be doing this all winter!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    You would come and work on your own with instructions of where to get the tools and would get information about the specific task needing to be done.
  • morning / 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    This is actually 10:30-12. You would work on your own with instructions about where to get tools and what jobs need to be done.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Civic Works

Location:

2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213, US

Mission Statement

Civic Works' mission is to strengthen Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works is Baltimore’s urban service corps and an AmeriCorps program. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs. Each year an average of 2,500 volunteer groups and individuals work with us on Civic Works' and local projects to make lasting improvements in Baltimore’s communities.

Description

Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Every year, our AmeriCorps members spend a year or a summer in service to Baltimore, and in return, receive a modest living allowance, an education award that can be used for college or vocational school, and the job readiness and life skills needed to secure and maintain employment. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

Volunteer! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups from schools, businesses, congregations, and other organizations. Civic Works’ volunteers help us clean vacant lots and parks, plant trees and flowers, care for community gardens, work at Real Food Farm, research and restore the Historic Clifton Mansion, lead tours at the mansion, provide mock interviews and job skills training for our participants, mentor students, and complete many other important projects.
For more information about how you or your group can volunteer with a Civic Works project, please contact us at jpowell@civicworks.com or 410-366-8533 x 211.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Real Food Farm-Perlman1950 Perlman PlaceBaltimore, MD 21213

(39.31367,-76.58704)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • One and a half hours each time you come! (No need to sign up for more than one!)
  • Be a self starter and comfortable working on your own!

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