Wise & Well U to Host Community Connect Event Oct. 24

 

Western's Wise & Well U program is launching a new program to create more opportunities for Western employees to connect with our community.

Community Connect will highlight opportunities for employees to use their Community Service Leave Day, help promote the Combined Fund Drive, and connect employees with each other and the community.

Join us for the first Community Connect event held from 2:30-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24,  at the York Community Farm. Join other Western Washington University staff in preparing this local community garden for the winter.

York Community Farm’s (established 2013) vision is ultra-local food security. We pose, and seek to address, the question: How does a city like Bellingham feed itself? Our mission is threefold: to create food security projects in the city; maintain a resume-building internship to create pathways to employment for our community’s under-served populations (veterans, homeless, and re-entry); and, serve as a model of sustainable food production for other neighborhoods in our city, other cities in our county, and beyond. We are winding down our fifth growing season and would greatly appreciate help with “putting the farm to bed” for the winter. Tasks for our October 24th Work Party may include: assistance with our composting system (collecting leaves from the neighborhood, shredding compost material, turning compost piles); prepping beds (spreading manure, seeding with cover crops); shucking beans – tons of fun!”- Mary Loquvam, founder and garden coordinator

Please be prepared to work outside in all weather. Boots, gloves, drinking water, and weather appropriate gear is recommended. Tasks available for all skill levels.

York Community Farm is located across from 1461 James St. If you need transportation assistance or you have any questions, please contact: Laurel.hammond@wwu.edu

To sign up, register through the Training Portal under the Wise & Well U workshops at http://training.wwu.edu/.

 

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