Fresh Harvest & CompostNow Volunteer Day!

CityDuluth
CountyGwinnett (GA1424)
Date06/22/2019
Hours09:00
CategoriaEvents
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Duluth
Gwinnett (GA1424)
Tel 2019-06-22
Categoria Events
Fresh Harvest & CompostNow Volunteer Day!

Fresh Harvest and CompostNow are excited to co-host a Volunteer Day in the Fresh Harvest garden on Saturday, June 22nd. A full circle partnership, Fresh Harvest delivers local organic produce to families in Greater Atlanta. CompostNow collects veggie scraps from many of those same customers, composts them, and delivers them to many locations, including the Fresh Harvest garden. By buying local organic produce and composting the scraps, Fresh Harvest and CompostNow customers are creating a closed loop system in which local food communities are supported, food waste and carbon emissions are reduced, and our soil is enriched, growing more nutrient-dense food.  We will spend the morning getting the garden ready for the full heat of summer. There will be an assortment of tasks to choose from- weeding, adding compost, harvesting, and spreading woodchips.

We will have coffee and snacks to enjoy. The whole family is welcome, as Leah, our garden educator, will lead kids in a compost activity and lesson. Feel free to bring your own water bottle and work gloves if needed. Email Alison at alison@freshharvestga.com with questions. Looking forward to seeing you there. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About CompostNow: Our vision is to close the loop on food waste by empowering community members and local businesses to divert their compostables from the landfill and, instead, use those nutrients to build nutrient-rich soil. Closing the loop on food waste is imperative in building healthy soil, creating resilient, local food systems, and fighting climate change. About Fresh Harvest: Fresh Harvest provides a home and office delivery of local organic produce throughout Greater Atlanta.
Baskets are customizable and you can add other local groveries like meat, milk, and eggs. Since 2012, we have worked to create an ethical food hub in Atlanta by suuporting sustainable agriculture, minimizing food/packaging waste, and creating jobs from our refugee neighbors in Clarkston. About the Garden: The Fresh Harvest Garden is situated on 30 acres in Stone Mountain. Home to the Spivey family for over 8 generations there is a ton of history on site including a pre-civil war cabin. The garden is nestled among the wooded property overlooking the Spivey Lake. We use the space for horticultural fieldtrips with refugee youth as well as supplying produce to FH baskets and our weekly subsidized market in Clarkston for refugees. We just received our first load of CompostNow a few weeks ago.
We'd love to show you around - hope you can make it.

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