2010-05-20 / About Town

Community Farm kicks off 10th season

The Jamestown Community Farm will begin its 10th season this Saturday, May 22.

For the last nine growing seasons, volunteers of all ages have been working at the farm to plant, weed and harvest – an effort that has resulted in more than 114,000 pounds of fresh vegetables being grown and donated to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the state.

This Saturday, volunteers will plant beans, beets, squash and kale. All who would like to help are welcome to come.

Over the years, the farm has provided community service hours for hundreds of school children and has also created the opportunity for an agricultural learning experience for children and adults of all ages. Growing food is an important element of creating a more sustainable lifestyle, and can be a rewarding, goal-oriented experience that provides a great sense of accomplishment and success, active outdoor exercise and the added benefit of a pantry full of healthy food.

The four-acre farm, located on land donated by Peter and Jean Ceppi, is on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. Volunteer hours are Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Bob or Lynda Sutton at 423-0910 or email rsuttondesign@cox.net.

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