Join the DC Chapter of the University of Utah Alumni Association for our Fall Service Event!
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Space is limited! Please register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a morning of farm work alongside Arcadia staff and farmers! Learn about sustainable agriculture by participating in it!
Come get your hands dirty, learn about sustainable agriculture, and help grow vegetables for neighbors who have a hard time getting access to affordable, nutritious food! You'll weed, hoe, plant, sometimes even harvest at Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn -- acres that once belonged to George Washington himself!
Depending on the season and the weather, the morning may include collecting eggs and feeding the chickens, learning to use a scuffle hoe, spreading compost and wood chips, painting signs, repairing fences or building simple structures. All the food Arcadia grows during the season will go out in the Mobile Markets for sale at discounted rates in low-food access neighborhoods; used in on-farm educational field trips and farm camp; or for special events.
Closed-toe shoes are required: sharp hoes and exposed toes DO NOT PLAY WELL TOGETHER! Bring a sun hat, and bring a refillable water bottle. Long sleeves and pants are recommended.
Arcadia provides gloves, tools, and drinking water, and staff will explain why they farm the way they do while we help them do it!
There are bees on the property busily pollinating the plants, and insects and thorns. And there's lots and lots of dirt. But it's really fun (and real work!) so it will be a great time.
This is an excellent way to get introduced to Arcadia's work and staff, and discover other ways your can help achieve the mission of creating a more equitable, sustainable and delicious food system!
We welcome folks of all ages. If you plan to bring a child under the age of 10 years old, they will need adult supervision during the entirety of the day. Adult hand tools (shovels, forks, etc) can be handled by anyone over the age of 12. They have kid-sized tools perfect for any younger volunteers.
Getting to Arcadia:
From Route 1, turn at the light onto Woodlawn Road. Follow the road to the entrance to Woodlawn Estate- you’ll see the sign. Follow the entrance road, you’ll pass the farm on your right, and follow the signs to parking. Once parked, follow the brick path back to the farm. You'll see a white gazebo at the end of the path. Head there!
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