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Sat, Sep 10



Open Volunteer Day 2022

Join us for Open Volunteer Day in 2022 at Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture!

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Open Volunteer Day 2022
Open Volunteer Day 2022

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Alexandria, 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309, USA

About the event

Join us for a morning of farm work alongside Arcadia staff and farmers!

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! You'll weed, hoe, plant, sometimes even harvest at Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn -- acres that once belonged to George Washington himself!

Depending on the season and the weather, your morning may include learning to use a scuffle hoe, spreading compost and wood chips, painting signs, repairing fences, or building simple structures. All the food you help us grow during the season will go out in our Mobile Markets for sale at discounted rates in low-food access neighborhoods; used in our on-farm educational field trips and farm camp; or for special events.

Closed-toe shoes are required: sharp hoes and exposed toes DO NOT PLAY WELL TOGETHER!

Bring a sun hat, and bring a refillable water bottle.

Long sleeves and pants are recommended.

There are bees on the property busily pollinating our plants, insects, and thorns. And there's lots and lots of dirt. But it's real fun (and real work!) so you should totally come.

This is a great way to get introduced to Arcadia's work and staff, and discover other ways your can help achieve our mission of creating a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious food system!

We welcome folks of all ages. If you plan to bring a child under the age of 10 years old, they will need adult supervision during the entirety of the day. Adult hand tools (shovels, forks, etc) can be handled by anyone over the age of 12. We have kid-sized tools perfect for any younger volunteers.

Please register in advance. Space is limited!

Arcadia follows current public health guidance with regard to COVID.

Getting to Arcadia:

From Rt 1, turn at the light onto Woodlawn Rd. Follow the road to the entrance to Woodlawn Pope-Leighey - you’ll see the sign. Follow the entrance road, you’ll pass the Farm on your right, and follow the signs to parking. Once parked, follow the brick path back to the farm -- you'll see a white gazebo at the end of the path. Head there!

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