Family Volunteer Days

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When:
October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Aerin Brownlee
864-288-6470
Family Volunteer Days

Volunteers are needed to help us care for our Community Garden pollinator beds and shared compost area. Children of all ages are welcome! Families can work together to trim, dig, divide and replant pollinator attracting plants. Extra divisions will be re-planted at our newest garden to feed and provide habitat for pollinators there. Compost will be turned to help it break down into rich soil for our vegetable and pollinator beds. Beds that grow food for donation to children and seniors in our community will be planted. Water, tea, lemonade and some hand tools and gloves will be provided. Please bring your own if you have them. As part of this volunteer opportunity we will discuss the importance of beneficial insects in our organic gardens, how composting helps reduce landfill waste and grow food and the importance of healthy, fresh food for everyone in our community.

Dates:

Tuesday, October 9th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Pavilion Recreation Complex

Meet at the garden! Follow the park drive back past the playground or tennis courts.

Tuesday, October 23th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Conestee Park

Meet at the garden! Follow the park drive back past the ballfields.

How This Helps Our Community

Many hands make light work! Volunteers will be helping our shared environment by encouraging beneficial insect populations. The presence of more pollinators and other beneficial insects reduces the need for pesticides and helps grow more healthy food. Families will have the opportunity to learn what plants attract these helpful insects. Families will also learn how to reduce their household waste by composting and how to grow healthy fruits and vegetables. While planting seeds to grow food for those in our community who have limited access and budgets families will have the opportunity to discuss why these healthy foods are important, learn about food deserts in our town and learn ways to help our neighbors in need

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