Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Volunteering with The Food Project


Oct 27 2012 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Volunteering with The Food Project- Saturday October 27th, 2012, 9:30am- 12:30pm 
The Food Project's mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities. Most importantly, we strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities.  
In our Serve & Grow farm work volunteer program, volunteers visit our farm for three-hour sessions on weekday and weekend mornings to learn a little about TFP and problems in the food system and to help us with farm work such as planting, harvesting, weeding, and preparing beds. 
TFP suggests a donation of $10 from each volunteer to offset their staffing and supplies cost, but this is not required and they do not want it to be prevent anyone from volunteering. There is a cap of 25 volunteers per event.  Please RSVP for this event so we know who is coming.
  
Directions to the West Cottage Farm- 40 West Cottage Street in Dorchester, MA:
By Car from the North or South of Boston:
Take Route 93/Fitzgerald Expressway to Exit 18 (Mass. Ave./Roxbury). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right and continue to stop light. Take a left onto Mass. Ave. Refer to 'from Mass. Ave' directions below.
By Car from Mass Ave:
Follow Mass. Ave. South (past a McDonalds) until you see a UHAUL Center on your right. Just after the center, take a right onto Magazine Street. Continue straight at your first stop light. At the second light, turn left onto Dudley Street (at the intersection of Magazine Street, Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue). After turning left onto Dudley Street, drive for about 5 blocks. West Cottage Street will be on your right (at a traffic light). After right onto West Cottage, drive for one block.
By Public Transportation:
Get to the Ruggles T Station located on the Orange line. At the station, head for the bus area and take the #15 or the #45 bus. Stay on the bus as it stops off briefly to pick passengers at the Roxbury Crossing bus depot and Dudley Square.  
If you're on the #15, once you pass the intersection of Dudley Street and Blue Hill Ave, there are 3 stops to go. Get off at the intersection of Dudley and West Cottage. Walk down West Cottage Street one block to Brook Avenue. The West Cottage Lot will be on the left side. 

 

 

Location

West Cottage Farm
40 West Cottage Street
Dorchester, MA
United States

By Anna - Posted on 23 September 2012

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