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Grow & Walk-A-Thon, Volunteers Needed to work with BGWGT Organization on Sat. June 26th (8:30AM-1PM)

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ORGANIZATION: INFLUENCING ACTION MOVEMENT FOUNDATION

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The Grow & Walk-A-Thon will be the culminating public event of Black Girls With Green Thumbs’ "Grow & Walk: Moving Toward a Healthier and Greener Tomorrow", a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Get Healthy Philly Initiative. Grow & Walk Philly is greening and walking program designed to improve individual and community health in the West Oak Lane neighborhood. The Grow & Walk-A-Thon will be free for West Oak Lane residents and offered on a sliding scale for all others. The Walk-A-Thon route will include the neighborhood destinations that made up the walking programming, including a library, schools, rec center and arboretum. There will be water stations, food, T-shirts, and transportation via shuttles for this event.

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About INFLUENCING ACTION MOVEMENT FOUNDATION

Location:

30 S. 15th St. Fl. 15, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

Inspired confidence and increased competence of aspiring home gardeners through our social media community that builds awareness, educates and encourages sustainable gardening and healthy lifestyle choices.

Description

Black Girls With Green Thumbs is growing a community who garden in their home and communities to heal, nourish, and learn.
In the last 2 years, Black Girls With Green Thumbs has grown!

With support from multiple funders, we have been able to really dig in and expand our programs to address issues of food access and food sovereignty by engaging with children, individuals, and families from urban communities, around gardening and nutrition in various ways, like:

  • creating 4 school gardens in Philadelphia and 1 library garden in Darby, PA
  • leading weekly garden workshops for 51 people
  • hosting workshops for mothers at 3 Delaware County homeless shelters
  • jumpstarting 12 home gardens by selling young seedlings
  • offer personalized home garden consultations

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Race & Ethnicity
Community, Environment, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Sun Jun 26, 2022
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

West Oak Lane Library, 2000 E Washington Ln, PhilaPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA 19138

(40.05422,-75.16038)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Must be willing to socialize with families and children. Friendly and welcoming intentions at all times.

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