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Dig This!

There’s A LOT going on in our Sustainable Agriculture Department!

Earth Day Celebration – On Wednesday, April 22, clients and community members will help us plant trees to replace the ones that wEarth Dayere lost over this harsh winter. It’s also Earth Day, an internationally recognized day of action and reflection on our role in improving the environment. Transportation and snacks provided to clients who want to come from either center. Please contact Adam at volunteer@breadforthecity.org.

Plant Giveaway at SE Free Farmer’s Market! April 24th, 10am – 12pm – The Sustainable Ag Team will be bringing seedlings to the SE Free Farmer’s Market on April 24th. Community members who come will get a plant or two to grow at home, plus free advice about how to care for your new plant.

Food Justice Youth Summit – On Friday, April 10, 150 Capitol City Public Charter School students, a few Food Summitteachers, some of our friends from local non-profits, Bread for the City Staff and clients came together in our NW Center to chart a course toward a better food system. The Ag Team played host and gave a few of the participants a tour of the roof. Fun was had by all. Ideas were sparked. Here are the tweets! We hope to collaborate more with our community members on grassroots food justice and equity work.

SE Rooftop Garden OPEN – Get your garden on! Clients are invited to join Amber on the SE Center rooftop every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am – 4:00pm.

Recycle for the City -The Ag Team needs some common household items to help do their programming. Here’s the wishlist:
  • Clean yogurt cups or small containers plant giveaways. We’re running out.
  • Clean glass jars (pasta or mason)
  • Marbles or pebbles
  • Rubbermaid container w/ lid or a real worm bin.

Wednesdays at City Orchard – We’re looking for a few people so come out with us regularly on Wednesdays to City Orchard. Coming out once or twice a month is a big help since the Orchard is always changing. It’s nice to have folks who build their skills over the season. Please contact volunteer@breadforthecity.org about coming to City Orchard.

April Crop Mob – Last Saturday, 87 volunteers came out to City Orchard, got a lot of work done and had a great time. If you’d like toApril crop mob join us at the next Crop Mob on May 9th, get in touch with Kris or Adam at volunteer@breadforthecity.org.

And finally: We’re hiring…Click here for the job announcement. If you or someone you know is passionate about growing food and building relationships with people, please apply by sending an email stating interest to work@breadforthecity.org. **Candidates will be asked to attend one workday at City Orchard on either a Monday or Wednesday in April. Transportation provided.**

Whew! We made it. Thanks for reading!

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