Volunteer some time and sweat at a local farm
I just volunteered at the Richmond Sharing Farm this past week and learned SO MUCH about farming, farmers, the local movement towards agriculture, and how to avoid slug infestation!
The Sharing Farm grows all kinds of vegetables and some fruits, and donates all of their produce to the Richmond Food Bank, so they have more than just canned goods to provide to children and families. Apparently Richmond has one of the highest child poverty rates! This farm provides them the opportunity to be eating fresh and healthy local foods.
I would highly recommend organizing a volunteer day at the farm. They’re always looking for help!
- Help a great organization do good for the community.
- Awareness - for the farm itself, for the plight of farmers, for the importance of local food systems