The following description was submitted by the event organizer.
Honor Earth Day 2020 by exploring the connection to the land through the shared collective wisdom of local BIPOC farmers. We will partner with the Oregon Food Bank, Mudbone Grown Farms and the Pathways to Farming program to, "imagine a new, inclusive food system where Black farmers and BIPOC farmers are the next generation of leaders and mentors in the agriculture industry." Starting location will be PSU, and transportation from PSU will be provided (on a limited basis, first come, first served).
Black, Indigenous and POC students, future farmers and herbalists are strongly encouraged to attend.
This event will meet at the PSU Campus (between SMSU & Cramer Hall) where transportation will be provided to the Oregon Food Bank. Things will kick off at 10:30 am, where a light lunch will be served. Volunteers will work on site or at the secondary site at Mudbone farm in Corbett.
In addition to exploring inequities in the current food system and the importance of supporting BIPOC community farming, volunteers will learn about traditional systems of farming including laying irrigation, prepping plant beds, direct seeding, laying amendments, prepping fertilizers, greenhouse prep, and how to harvest, wash, pack and prep food.
Please come prepared to get dirty. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes you don't mind getting dirty and gardening gloves. Other tools will be provided on site. Please come prepared with extra snacks and a water bottle.
PSU's Earth Day of Service is coordinated by the Student Community Engagement Center, a hub for student civic engagement at Portland State University. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Apr. 25