Monday, July 30, 2012
On Saturday, July 28th, three students from CPTC and our Service-Learning Specialist spent the morning volunteering at Mother Earth Farm in Puyallup. Our awesome group weeded and raked potato and Swiss chard beds, as well as readied another patch of land for planting. It was very exciting to see the growth of black cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and chard that we planted back in early June! They are nearly ready to be harvested and distributed to local food banks and meal programs through Emergency Food Network. Mother Earth Farm is an eight acre organic farm run almost completely by volunteers that supplies badly needed fresh produce to the neediest people in our area. You can find out more about them at http://www.efoodnet.org/get-involved/mother-earth-farm/.
The mission of the Service-Learning Center is to make Service-Learning an integral part of the education and life experiences of CPTC students. This was the only service project scheduled for this term, but there are always lots of great opportunities for volunteering in the community. Got an idea for a service project this Fall? Let us know!
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Posted by Gen Hayes at 10:46 AM