Check out the latest edition of our Volunteer Newsletter!
We need you! Our top volunteer needs this month & season:
- Strawberry Planting at The Pie Patch U Pick Fruit Farm, Back of the Yards
- Planting at the preServe Garden, North Lawndale
- Event Support at Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale, Bang Bang Pie Shop, Logan Square
We are a totally volunteer organization with lots of fun opportunities to get involved. Scroll down for full details on upcoming volunteer activities this month. Welcome to Spring!
Event: The Pie Patch, U Pick Fruit Farm Strawberry Planting
Date: April 26, 10am-4pm
Location: 5401 South Laflin Street, Back of the Yards (map)
Details: The Pie Patch, a pick-your-own organic farm in the Back of the Yards district is having a volunteer day to get their strawberry patch started. Breanne Heath, former Terra Madre delegate, is setting up a half-acre urban garden in partnership with Su Casa Catholic Worker, which operates a family shelter and soup kitchen.
More about this project: http://www.thepiepatchfarm.com/
Event: preSERVE Garden Volunteer Day
Date: Saturday, May 9, 10am-noon
Location: 12th Place and Central Park Ave, North Lawndale (map)
Details: Join us to get your hands dirty, meet new neighbors, and eat some good food! We will be spreading compost, cleaning out beds and planting some of the first crops of the season. Bring gloves, a hat and something to throw on the grill if you'd like for our cookout afterwards!
More about this project:
Event: Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale at Bang Bang Pie Shop
Date: Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17
Location: 2051 North California, Logan Square (map)
Details: This annual sale raises funds and awareness for Slow Food Chicago projects and partnerships, along with providing organic, home-started heirloom seedlings for gardeners in Chicago. The event will take place in the Bang Bang Pie Shop side yard, and we could use volunteers to help water plants, answer questions and work the cash register between 10 - 4 both days. This is a great way to meet others and learn about Slow Food Chicago!
More about this event - see our website