Urban Farm Volunteers are Needed


Trinity Urban Farm volunteers  celebrate the past and plan the future. Photo credit: Ginger Bitikofer

On the evening of March 22, I attended a potluck meal with 12 Urban Farm volunteers, at the Farm’s annual spring kickoff dinner. Farm coordinator Scott Blanchard used a slideshow to share Farm photos and 2015 harvest statistics. The group discussed the upcoming 2016 growing season— veggies to plant, special events and strategies for engaging new volunteers.
Volunteers will begin cleaning up the Farm, and they will also build some new planting beds, starting on Saturday, April 2, 9 AM. Regular workdays will be Saturdays, 9 AM-12 noon, April through October. New volunteers are welcome and encouraged— even one hour of donated time is helpful— each new volunteer will receive a pair of sturdy work gloves.
The Farm will have a display table at Spring Discovery Day, April 17, to answer questions and sign up interested volunteers.
The annual Blessing of the Urban Farm will take place on Sunday, May 15, during the education hour (10:10-11:00 AM). Everyone is encouraged to come over to the Farm for the blessing and to see what’s “growing on” there. The Farm is located at E. 35th and Cedar, less than a mile from Trinity Cathedral.
More information about the Urban Farm, https://trinitycleveland.org/education-and-service/service/neighborhood-ministries/garden/. Harvested food is donated to Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, to feed hungry people in our neighborhood.
Trinity member and longtime Farm volunteer Anastasia Pantsios wrote an article about the Farm for Edible Cleveland magazine’s Spring 2016 issue— read it here, http://ediblecleveland.com/stories/spring-2016/upon-sacred-ground.
Ginger Bitikofer