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Build Garden Beds for Seniors in Berkeley

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ORGANIZATION: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Community Gardening in Oakland

SAHA and City Slicker Farms are working together to create community gardens at Amistad House a low-income senior building in downtown Berkeley. Through this process, residents learn to plant, tend and grow herbs and vegetables for the community to enjoy. They will receive free plants and regular gardening mentor-ships.

We are looking for volunteers who are looking for a work out. Help SAHA and City Slicker Farms build and fill two raised garden beds with rich fertile compost soil.

Approx. timeline for the day:

10AM - Volunteers to arrive at Amistad to help unload supplies.

10AM -12PM CSF staff will instruct volunteers on how to build the garden beds, and fill the new beds with compost soil.

12PM - Lunch (sandwich)

12:30-1 or 1:30pm - finish building/filling the garden beds with compost soil.

1PM - 2pm - residents will plant new plants in the new garden beds

Sign up directly on: https://sahahomes.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=691245

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About Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Location:

1835 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: SAHA provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. Our Values: We believe that: Every person needs a home. We commit to communities for the long term. Services in housing best support our residents and empower people to thrive. High quality design inspires people and builds community. Green building and practices lead to a healthy, sustainable society. Innovation and thoughtful risk-taking are part of how we pursue excellence. Financial health and sustainability are essential to the endurance of our mission and impact. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work. Our workplace reflects the same values we bring to our homes.

Description

The purpose of the SAHA's Volunteer Program is to improve the quality of living and promote health and well-being for Satellite Housing's residents. Volunteers will help foster community by facilitating activities for the residents, such as exercise groups, art classes, discussion groups, providing health and wellness information, leading or participating in games, assisting with special events, etc. The residents really appreciate the effort that is put forth by the volunteers, and look forward to the weekly interactions.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Seniors
Environment, Seniors

WHEN

Tue Jun 07, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

2050 Delaware StreetBerkeley, CA 94709

(37.87441,-122.26901)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • One-time event, 4 hours

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