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Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Environment
Homeless
Gardening/Planting

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

2020 Cesar Chavez Day of Service at the Farm

Join us in celebrating Cesar Chavez and the activism that helped propel today's food justice movement.

There will be a speaker, lunch and plenty of opportunity to spend time doing fun farm volunteer tasks.

 

Cesar Chavez Day of Service at the Homeless Garden Project Farm

Date: Sunday, March 29th 2020

Time: 9:30am - 2pm

What: A day of service at the Homeless Garden Project Farm to honor the work and dedication of Cesar Chavez.

Where: Homeless Garden Project Farm. The farm is located on Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave., on the westside of Santa Cruz near Natural Bridges State Park and the Long Marine Lab. The 3 and 20 bus lines stop nearby.

Purpose: To honor Cesar Chavez in community.

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American farm worker and civil rights activist who marched, boycotted and went on hunger strikes to support unionization and workers rights. He used nonviolent and grassroots tactics to bring farm workers' struggles to the moral foreground of our nation. 

Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later known as the United Farm Workers Union) and is a major historical icon for Latino and agricultural communities around the world. The state of California celebrates his birthday at the end of March to honor the many victories his activism brought to these communities.

Event Timeline:

930am: Volunteers arrive at the farm to check in

10:30am - 12pm: Farm volunteer tasks

12pm - 1pm: Break for lunch

1pm - 2pm: Back to farm tasks

2pm: Clean up

 

Farm Tasks: As a small production farm, we adjust our farm tasks depending on what the weather allows us to work on, so please come prepared with flexibility to work on different tasks!

 

Details: For safety, everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone also wear a hat, layers, and bring a water bottle and snacks.

 
Questions? Email Emily at emilyr@homelessgardenproject.
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