FRAMINGHAM – Volunteers are needed for a new hunger relief and youth empowerment program on Saturday, May 13.
Framingham Community Farm is a new program being funded by a Projects for Peace grant, one of 100 given internationally every year to motivated youth who propose projects aimed at building peace. Jessica Kruger, Framingham High Class of 2013 and Wheaton College Class of 2017, applied for the money to start a program in her hometown that would fight hunger and empower youth and underserved community members through meaningful service opportunities.
Kruger teamed up with Edwards Church and interfaith community center Open Spirit to make the proposal a reality.
This year, the farm will begin with a plot including 16 raised beds and three beehives. The farm’s produce will benefit Daniel’s Table, the Framingham-based hunger relief organization.
Framingham Community Farm is looking for community volunteers on Saturday, May 13 to come help build raised beds, construct fencing, and prepare garden space for the farm’s first season. There will be projects suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
The day is being held in conjunction with Open Spirit’s planting of the second phase of its edible forest garden, so there will be plenty of gardening and opportunities for community building. The farm is located at 39 Edwards St. in Framingham, on the campus of Edwards Church.
There will be two volunteer sessions, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., split by lunch, which will be provided.
Volunteers are welcome to come for any portion of the day, or stay for it all, and can sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4caea629a7fc1-may13farm.
Interested parties can read Kruger’s Project for Peace proposal at http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/media/view/4997.
The farm team can be contacted with questions and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.