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. All are invited to join Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture for their Open Saturday Volunteer Day, starting at 9 a.m. on November 11.
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.