Open Saturday Volunteer Day at Arcadia Farm
Oct 30, 2017 09:40PM
Volunteers have the chance to weed, hoe, plant, sometimes even harvest at Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn—on land that once belonged to George Washington. Depending on the season and the weather, your 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.
Long sleeves and pants are recommended. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and it is always a good idea to bring a sun hat and bring a refillable water bottle. There are bees on the property busily pollinating our plants, and insects and thorns—and dirt.
This is a great way to get introduced to Arcadia's work and staff, and discover other ways you can help achieve their mission of creating a more equitable, sustainable and delicious food system.
Location: 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. To sign up, visit ArcadiaFood.org/Programs/Arcadia-Farm.