CB ATL: FeedATL Summer Series Part X
FeedATL is a weekly program taking place all Summer long, made possible by our partnership with the Food Well Alliance. We will be working with a hand-picked cohort of urban farmers who work hard everyday to bolster Atlanta’s local food ecosystem.
For Part 10, we will head back to Mena’s Farm, for a morning of good garden vibes in the West End. You’ll meet Filomena DeAndrade, also known as Mena, and learn about her important role in urban farm and food infrastructure community of Atlanta. You’ll also get your hands dirty in the gardens and you’ll get to meet like-minded folks in a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere.
For the service part…
This is our second visit to Mena’s Farm, and we will assist with all kinds of fun gardening tasks like harvesting summer crops, pulling weeds from the ground, and other important TLC for the farm. No experience necessary, but if you have some garden skills we will gladly take them!
Project will kick off at 9am and go until around 11:30am.
For the social part…
When we finish working, our group will head across the street to West End Park for a light lunch of wraps from Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe, some cold drinks, and lawn games!
Ready to sign up?
With space being limited, we do ask that you register if you plan to attend. It’s free to participate, and you are welcome to make a donation at checkout if you’re able. These funds help us cover extra programming expenses and keep our events top-notch for everyone.
About the FeedATL Program
Each week, we will be onsite at one of the selected farms on a rotating basis, so we can serve each farmer in a variety of ways throughout the season. You do not need to commit to any more than a single workday, but we hope you do return if you have a good time! You’ll see progress week-to-week, and you’ll get to know some pretty inspiring local farmers!
Mission-Aligned Volunteering That Promises Smiles
Our mission is to cultivate local community connections through social volunteering, and that’s exactly what you can expect when you attend. Every project will feature components of learning, of service, and of having fun while meeting new people.
Many urban farms around Atlanta struggle to keep up with the growing demand for healthy, locally grown foods. This includes a lack of manpower to operate and get work done on the farm. Volunteers can help fill this gap and add capacity to a farm, but managing volunteers is also a time-consuming task. Community Bucket partners with these farmers to deliver volunteers like you and create a memorable experience that will keep you wanting more