Sat, Oct 14|
Green Haven Project
Build a Community Garden for World Food Day
Oct 14 10-12:30PM: Volunteer Day with the Green Haven Project in Downtown Miami
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Green Haven Project, 1160 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
About the Event
WORLD FOOD DAY
VOLUNTEERING WITH GREEN HAVEN PROJECT
Get ready to make a meaningful impact! On Saturday, Oct 14, 10:00am we're teaming up with the Green Haven Project, a local Miami non-profit, to build and maintain a thriving vegetable garden right in the heart of downtown. This isn't just any volunteer opportunity – it's a chance to give back to your community while connecting with something bigger than yourself. As the United Nations officially recognizes World Food Day on Oct 16, we are stepping forward as a united community, partnering with various organizations, to create a day of profound impact.
And here's the best part – South Florida's growing season is in full swing. So, join us as we prepare the land for the fall. It's hands-on, it's impactful, and it's a chance to be part of a movement that's changing lives. Be a part of your community, and let's cultivate hope together.
DATE: Saturday, October 14
TIME: 10-12:30pm (show up at 9:45am)
It will go all day from 9-3pm and you’re welcome to stay as long as you’d like!
WHAT WE’LL BE DOING
- Planting new trees and cleaning our fruit orchard and / @bettersouthfl
- Setting up a composting station w/ @compostforlife
- Build a chicken coop and bee box
- Repaint some of the walls with @lushyart
LOCATION: 1160 NW Second Ave, Miami, FL 33136 (ride share if you can)
WHAT TO BRING
- Non-perishable food donations for the community pantry (optional)
- Hat, sneakers, long pants, water bottle
This is a great opportunity to come and learn the steps to prepare a mini farm from creating grow rows to planting seedlings. Come prepared to work, shovel, and build! We will also be doing a lot of weeding, so think of this as your "farm fitness." Parking is free and available on-site or on the street. Try to carpool if you can.
Please make sure to attend if you sign up, as they are expecting your help and very much appreciate it! Bring your friends. Suitable for adults and youth from 16 onward. If you have questions about the age policy, please contact Green Haven Project directly on their website.
Green Haven Project is a non-profit organization with a focus on creating community gardens and sustainable eco-systems in areas that are predominantly known as food deserts. These are urban areas where residents generally reside in low income housing with little to no access to fresh produce within a 10 mile radius. They also focus on providing education on horticulture and nutrition to youth. The food grown is given away to local residents free of charge. Their mission is to empower residents to live a healthy-sustainable life, through fresh locally grown food.