Volunteer Opportunities at Growing Home – NSC's Refugee Urban Farm Project

Growing Home is Nationalities Service Center’s (NSC) urban farm. The farm offers newly arrived refugees the opportunity to reconnect with their agricultural roots, strengthen bonds within their own ethnic community and connect with South Philadelphia’s other communities. Growing Home is also improving the participants’ health by increasing their access to affordable and nutritious food. Located at 8th and Emily (just north of Snyder Ave), the Refugee Urban Farm was also featured in last fall's South Philly Food Co-op Garden Tour. We're helping them spread the word about some upcoming workdays. They are also seeking extra garden hoes and flower plants as donations to help spruce up the block. Vist http://nscfarming.wordpress.com for more info about the farm. This Saturday (TOMORROW!), March 31, from 10 am - 2 pm they are having a workday in the garden!! They're looking for help to distribute soil to fill a few new beds and to clean up the gardens, plant, and mulch. On Saturday April 14, from 2pm - 5pm they will be doing a block clean up as part of the Philly Spring Clean-up. They will also be out every Monday from 11-5, Thursday from 1-6, and most Tuesdays and welcome any volunteer help they can get. Email forbesfarmer@yahoo.com or call 609-577-1471 with any questions.