April 1, 2009
Join us for Columbus Bar Earth Day Event 2009
COLUMBUS BAR EARTH DAY EVENT 2009
April 18, 2009 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Four Seasons City Farm
(E. Mound St. & Carpenter St., Columbus, OH 43205)
The Columbus Bar Green Initiative Committee will be rolling up shirt sleeves and getting a little dirty in honor of Earth Day at Four Seasons City Farm on April 18th. Four Seasons City Farm is a volunteer driven gardening organization committed to promoting healthy living, access to locally grown produce and economic development on the Near East Side of Columbus.
Our assignment will be garden cleanup, soil prep, planting and pruning. Weather will play a part in determining the work to be done upon our arrival. We will be clearing brush and weeds from the lines. We will also be preparing beds for planting and planting some spring items. There is also work to be done at the ten additional garden sites within .5 miles of the main garden.
Volunteers should report to the site at 10:00am on April 18th for a meeting to review the project and work assignments. We will plan to work until approximately 2:00pm.
Note: It’s recommended that you bring your own gardening gloves.
For more information, contact Paula Coulter at 340.2029 or email@example.com.
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Four Seasons City Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to revolutionary food production and community-building projects in and around the near eastside of Columbus, Ohio. Started in the early growing season of 2004 as part of a ministry of the Old First Presbyterian Church, the City Farm vision has expanded to include fourteen different plots in the city, including a one-acre community garden complex to be added in the spring of 2007. Currently, City Farm is working to create a sustainable program through bi-weekly sales at local farmers' markets, as well as through0 distribution to local grocers and restaurants. All proceeds from these sales go directly back into expanding our urban garden program. In addition, City Farm is committed to using the most sustainable farming techniques (including organic growing) and making the byproduct of those techniques (namely, our fresh vegetables and fruits) accessible to all in our immediate community. Every seed that is planted, then, holds within in it a radical, transformative potential by which we educate ourselves and others about future possibilities, create avenues for community-building, and become open to the new life and new opportunities that continually surround us. Like the plants, we are digging in. Like creation, we are rising up.