VOLUNTEER: Get Dirty for a Good Cause

Jewish Food Experience Volunteer Event at DC’s Common Good City Farm

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Time: 3:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Common Good City Farm

V Street NW, between 2nd and 4th Streets NW, Washington DC 20001

JFE is pleased to announce the first in a series of food-related service opportunities we will be organizing in the coming months.  On Sunday, August 17, 2014, a group of 18 volunteers will spend two-and-half hours getting our hands dirty at the Common Good City Farm, in the Shaw section of NW DC.  Possible farm work may include harvesting produce, weeding garden beds and surrounding areas, turning the compost pile or planting beds for the fall.

Common Good City Farm’s mission is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food need and it strives to be a replicable model of a community-based urban food system.  The Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm and its programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities.

Register via this link:  http://shalomdc.org/servertransfer.html?targetURL=/ft2/form.html?__id=29466

There are only 18 volunteer slots available and we anticipate every slot will be taken.

You may only register for yourself.  If you have friends or family you would like to join you, they need to register independently.  This volunteer opportunity is open to all, including families with children age 13 and older.

The day we volunteer:

Plan to arrive promptly at 3:45pm.  The farm is Metro-accessible and located at V Street NW, between 2nd and 4th Streets, Washington DC 20001.  Attendees should wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty, closed toed shoes, sun protection (hat/sunglasses/sunscreen) and bring a water bottle.  We’ll be finished working and ready to depart at 6:15pm.

JFE is able to make this opportunity free to the first 18 registrants, as we are subsidizing the regular $10.00/person fee that the Farm requires to help organize and staff outside group experiences.

If you have questions about this volunteer opportunity or others that JFE will offer, please contact Paul Entis, JFE’s Director, at 301-230-7261 or paul.entis@shalomdc.org.

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