As part of KeyBank’s Neighbors Make the Difference Day, about 20 KeyBank employees will work in Trinity’s urban farm on Thursday, May 24 from noon-5 p.m. Volunteers from Trinity are also needed that day. All tools will be provided, but please bring a pair of gloves.
Volunteers are also needed at the urban farm (located at E. 35th and Cedar) every Saturday. Workdays typically last from from 9 a.m.-noon but even if you have only 30 minutes to spare, do stop by. The Plain Dealer recently reported on the farm’s new water supply. Contact farm leader Scott Blanchard to learn more about this neighborhood ministry.
Farm highlights so far this year include:
- The first harvest of collard greens was served at A Place at the Table in April – the earliest harvest in the farm’s history.
- Fifteen beds have been planted with spinach and collard greens.
- One of the farm’s six compost bins has been cleaned out; compost harvested and prepared for use throughout the year.
- Four new fruit trees—apple, cherry, peach and nectarine—have been planted as a result of attending an OSU Extension Fruit Tree workshop. There are now a total of eight fruit trees at the farm.
- Trinity’s Flower Guild has used flowers (daffodils, tulips and more) from the farm for Cathedral arrangements. Willow branches have been planted and will be used by the Flower Guild later in the year.