Community gardens and growing your own food are all the rage these days especially in the Bay Area. If you are looking for a new volunteer opportunity that will teach you gardening skills and at the same time allow you to help some kids learn to grow vegetables at their schools, do consider volunteering with Urban Sprouts. Join Urban Sprouts on Thursday, November 18th between 12 pm and 1 pm at Ida B. Wells High school for a new volunteer orientation.
Urban Sprouts is a non-profit that serves middle and high schools and have set up their school gardens in under-served neighborhoods and low-resourced schools. Urban Sprouts’ mission is to utilize school gardens to help youth actively engage in school, eat better and exercise more, and connect with the environment and each other
It is required that you attend an orientation session (one is held every third Thursday of the month at Ida B. Wells) before volunteering. The new volunteer orientation will cover the Urban Sprouts Model, volunteer expectations, schedule for volunteering, the classroom curriculum among other things. Please bring photo ID with you and meet at the entrance to the garden at Ida B. Wells, which as you come up the driveway is to the right. You won’t miss the blue “garden sign” or the lovely garden.
If you are interested, you can RSVP at the Urban Sprouts website or through Eventbrite.