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ORGANIZATION: SOLAR COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION

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Please join Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) for our weekly food justice work parties!

When Are Volunteer Opportunities Available?

Every Wednesday 5-7pm between May 11, 2022 -June 8th, 2022

To Participate, You Must Complete the SCHA Work Party & Events RSVP Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckf0QEjzaTOiBToQebDywzWrAGlEzMYZFTXce5LezyPEqqSw/viewform

What Are Work Parties?

Our co-ops have acres of land that need a lot of work to be maintained. We have regular work parties at most of our co-ops and we cordially invite you to hang out with us and get your hands dirty. It’s a good opportunity to learn more about planting/growing/harvesting food, trimming trees, weed abatement, native plants, landscaping, and more!

Our "work parties" are volunteer work days open to the public; and members, alumni, friends, community members and prospective applicants are welcome to join! Please email info@schadavis.org to get added to the 'SCHA Volunteers’ email list.

We’re happy to host large volunteer events for schools, organizations, Greek life, etc. Please be in touch with us ahead of time if you have a group of 5+, info@schadavis.org.

Volunteers under age 16 cannot participate without an adult present.


What You May Be Doing:

As tasks become completed, the responsibilities will likely vary from one Work Party to another. The following will provide you with a general idea of what we've had people participate in:

1) Building raised garden beds
2) Building compost
3) Cleaning up trash
4) Fixing the grape arbor
5) Hand weeding
6) Mulching
7) Planting vegetables
8) Pruning
9) Harvesting crops
10) Building and planting a "living fence"

After you RSVP, you will receive an email at least 24 hours before the event with specific details regarding that event.

Locations:

As you complete the SCHA Work Party & Events RSVP Form, you will notice that the location name is listed, and the address for each of them has been provided below:

  1. Corner Co-op: 239 J St, Davis, CA 95616
  2. The Domes Back 40: Baggins End, Davis, CA 95616

Parking and Entry:
  1. Corner Co-op: Street parking is free and available on J St and 3rd St
  2. The Domes: Bike parking is located off of Blue Ridge Road. Vehicle parking is located at the east end of the Domes off of Orchard Park Drive. Vehicle parking costs $1.50/hour and can be paid through the ParkMobile app.

Restrooms:

Visitors are welcome to use Corner's and Domes' bathrooms as long as you wear masks while inside.

Where We'll Meet:

  1. If the work party takes place at the Corner Co-op, please head to the garage behind the houses.
  2. If the work party takes place at the Domes, please meet at the Greenhouse. The Greenhouse is located just west of the Domes. From Orchard Park Drive, walk west down Blue Ridge Road, pass the Domes," until you see the greenhouse on your left.

What to Wear:
  1. Please wear a mask, close-toed shoes, sturdy gloves, and clothes you are comfortable in and don't mind getting a little dirty.
  2. Please arrive hydrated and bring water, snacks, sun protection, jacket, and any other self-care items you need.


Covid-19 Safety:

We ask that you help keep all attendees and residents safe while visiting. Please carry a mask at all times. If you are vaccinated, you may either socially distance at least 8 feet from others or wear a mask when within 8 feet of others. If you are unvaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times.

Access Needs:

An access need is a support or accommodation a person needs to communicate, learn, and participate fully in an activity. People need different things to participate, and there are a wide range of access needs (e.g., physical, cognitive, sensory). We will do our best to accommodate any access needs you may have. If you need anything in order to comfortably attend this work party, please share this with us in the SCHA Work Party & Events RSVP Form.

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About SOLAR COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Location:

7 BAGGINS END, DAVIS, CA 95616, US

Mission Statement

SCHA is committed to providing low-income cooperative housing that works to confront and critique systems of oppression through ecological awareness, inclusive self-governance and alternative economic models. SCHA cooperatives are shared, living-learning spaces that empower residents to educate themselves, organize, and inspire community. SCHA holds the following values: Cooperative Community Shared leadership Social and economic justice Ecological awareness

Description

Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) is a Davis-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides cooperative housing for low-income people. SCHA is governed by residents, who serve as representatives on the board of directors. SCHA houses 88-90 co-op residents between six co-op houses with 7-15 residents each and "The Domes" - a co-housing community of 26 residents housed in 13 two-bedroom dome homes. SCHA leases three of the houses (the Tri Co-ops) and the Domes from UC Davis, and owns the three off-campus houses. Our co-ops strive to be a safe(r) and accessible space for people with marginalized identities, while simultaneously creating space to unlearn oppressive behaviors.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Environment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Wed May 11, 2022 - Wed Jun 08, 2022
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

WHERE

Multiple locations Davis, CA 95616

(38.5542,-121.760)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Farming
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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