The 2012 Volunteer Year Has Begun!

It’s not quite mid March and UTC has already welcomed volunteers from three different organizations!  Eleven AmeriCorps volunteers came out to the Farm at the end of February. They worked at filling the beds in the high tunnel in preparation for some early crops such as arugula and lettuces. Last week, a group of ten students and two faculty members from Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, traveled to Philly on their Alternative Spring Break program.  On Tuesday they started with a tour of all the gardens and then worked at a site at 54th and Westminster, leveling a huge leaf pile and bundling rose bush cuttings for disposal.  Having noticed lots of trash that had accumulated over the winter at the Pearl Street garden, they volunteered to come back Friday and clean it up!  And they did!

On Thursday, two volunteers from the Art House, a recovery house located near Concourse Lake Park in Fairmount Park, did a fantastic clean up of the park including “fishing” litter out of the lake.

Join us at the Farm at N 53rd Street and Wyalusing Avenue – we will be there the next two Saturdays, weather permitting.  Email Sue Witte, volunteer coordinator, at suegwitte@gmail.com to sign on or if you have questions about volunteering.

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