Volunteering with Urban Roots Reno was a very positive experience! My fellow volunteers and I helped clean up and prep the teaching farm for the upcoming season. Shoveling dirt and decomposed granite has never been so therapeutic!
It was fun harvesting Rainbow Chard and Arugula, and planting baby broccoli, kale, and cabbage was something I had not experienced in a long time.
Very enjoyable experience! Farmer Dave was incredibly welcoming and informative. We weeded an area near the herb garden, did "dead heading" on sunflowers and some other crops at the end of their season, and also cleaned up a planter of onions.
It was so nice getting a tour of the farm, and being able to cuddle with chickens and take fresh produce home!
We helped Urban Roots clear weeds from their gardens around their farm since they no longer have the labor support from Americorps.
I had a fun time volunteering and learning about the importance of local farms in Reno.
I enjoyed helping a nonprofit organization by pulling the weeds from the property.