Caring for the community garden
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Please join us for another season of gardening for a cause! We will work all summer and fall to grow fresh produce at the Chelmsford Community Garden at Sunny Meadow Farm. Sign up for one week, or for several.
Each week that you sign up for, you will be responsible for maintaining our space. This includes tasks such as watering, weeding, harvesting, and delivering donations to The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell located at 13 Hurd St, Lowell. Typically, this would take about 30 minutes each visit and how many visits per week would depend on the weather. A super rainy week may only require a couple of visits, whereas a heatwave may require daily watering. Visits are flexible and you can head over whenever it works best for your schedule.
Kids are ALWAYS welcome! We have a special area in our plot designated just for them. There is plenty of space for them to run around, a climber with a slide, a kids sized picnic table, and plenty of chalk and bubbles!
All tools are provided and kept in the community tool shed. They are labeled for CMC use.
For more information about the garden and our plot, join the CMC Community Garden facebook group!
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More about the cause we are working so hard for:
"The mission of The Open Pantry is to relieve hunger in our community. We aim to connect people to a variety of filling, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate food as well as to other community resources; to advocate on behalf of those in need locally, statewide, and nationally; and to engage with others in building food security.
We provide short-term food assistance to those in need who reside in the Greater Lowell area. The reasons for need are numerous, but for many persons it is a choice between food and heat or medications; it may be a delayed or stolen check or it could be an abandoned person who has no other means. While the reasons are varied, the needs are real.
Over 1,500 people are served each month.
More than 1/3 of those we help are children.
Assistance is offered to individuals and families without any discrimination based on race, creed, or country of origin."
Volunteering at The Wish Project
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The Wish Project - North Chelmsford
Please join us at The Wish Project's new location in North Chelmsford! We will volunteer together. On a typical morning, volunteers spend their time sorting and organizing incoming donations which usually means clothing and bedding.
The Wish Project is a critical resource for furniture, household goods and baby needs serving these families in need. In any given week, there are as many as 100 families with children, sleeping on the floor in largely unfurnished apartments in our own community. Without The Wish Project, families have very few affordable options. Household furnishings for a family is a burden that too often families can not carry. So they simply go without. With support from The Wish Project they are able to manage their expenses, reducing the likelihood of becoming homeless again.
**please wear closed toe shoes**
**Big kids (15years ) are welcome to join!