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Mother Earth Farm (for groups of 8-25)

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ORGANIZATION: Emergency Food Network

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EFN’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables for Pierce County food pantries. Food from the farm is typically available to our neighbors in need within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to our neighbors in need without the help of volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, composting, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

We are looking for groups of 8-25 volunteers to come help out at the farm, while learning about gardening! If your club, youth group, church group, or coworkers would like to get involved, please contact us! We have availability on Fridays and Saturdays, either from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

What are the volunteer qualifications?

  • Experience: No farming or gardening experience is necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.
  • Physical Requirements: Volunteers need to feel comfortable performing basic gardening tasks, this includes kneeling or sitting in the soil to plant seedlings or pull weeds, bending over or standing while using a weeding tool and lifting baskets or bins of harvested produce.
  • Minimum Age: There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Youth ages 15 and under need to volunteer with a parent or guardian. All youth under the age of 17 will need to bring a signed Parental Consent Form.

Additional questions?

Please contact Emergency Food Network's Community Outreach VISTA at CarolineC@efoodnet.org or (253)584-1040

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About Emergency Food Network

Location:

3318 92nd Street South, Lakewood, WA 98499, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Emergency Food Network is "to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry."

Description

Currently 1 in 7 people in Pierce County faces food insecurity, and the need is always growing. Through our 76 partner programs and our eight acre Organic farm in Puyallup, EFN distributed nearly 20 million dollars worth of food 2018 alone. 14,500 hours of time given by our volunteers made this work possible. Volunteer opportunities include the Repack Project, Break Bags, weeding at EFN's Mother Earth Farm, and more. We hope you will join us!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Hunger
Children & Youth, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15208 102nd Street EastPuyallup, WA 98374

(47.16232,-122.22617)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Nutrition

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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