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Harvesting Lettuce

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YWAM EMERGE

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Every Tuesday morning at 8:00am and Friday morning at 8:45am we need volunteers to help us harvest our lettuce! This is a fun opportunity for individuals or families to work together and learn about aquaponics.

All skill levels and abilities welcome! (Children must stay with parents and generally ages 7+ will be able to assist with tasks)

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About YWAM EMERGE

Location:

4135 SHOUP RD, COLORADO SPGS, CO 80908, US

Mission Statement

Emerge helps organizations launch local food systems to reduce poverty with dignity. We use the science and efficiency of aquaponics farming to provide nutritious food, jobs, and income to communities around the world.

Description

Emerge has been developing aquaponic systems for over 10 years for organizations in the States and around the world. Aquaponics is an organic farming system that circulates wastewater from aquaculture (fish) to fertilize hydroponically grown plants. The plants draw nutrients from the waste and filter the water, allowing for its recycled use by the fish. Aquaponics use up to 90% less water than traditional farming and can grow up to 10x the amount of vegetables in the same amount of space.

Emerge operates a commercial aquaponic greenhouse in Black Forest and uses it for training and development. The organic lettuce we grow is sold to local restaurants and businesses and donated to local organizations combating food insecurity in our area.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4135 SHOUP RDCOLORADO SPGS, CO 80908

(39.0111,-104.75024)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 7
  • Tuesday: 8:00-10:00am Friday: 8:45-11:45am
  • Wear clothes you would use for gardening or yard work. Please wear closed-toe shoes, no dangling jewelry and have long hair pulled back.

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