Starbucks at Marra Farm -
April 14, 2018
Join other Starbucks Partners as we venture out on a social good mission! The World is Fun has organized a day for us to get our hands dirty (literally) as we plant and prep at Marra Farm. You’ll learn about how food is grown, food security, organic farming and food justice by working at the farm. Tasks vary based on the day and season, but you may help prepare soil and garden beds, plant vegetable starts and seeds, maintain crops, weed, compost, irrigate, harvest, and/or wash produce.
Marra Farm is 4 acres of historic preserved farmland in South Seattle - the food produced on the farm is distributed to local food banks. Volunteering at the farm means that you are contributing to increased food security and healthy eating by helping grow fresh produce for, and with, families in the South Park neighborhood. Moreover, by learning about farming and food security, you are helping to create a new generation of citizens engaged in growing their own food and supporting small-scale farmers
The Nonprofit Partner that this event supports: Solid Ground
Why you are needed: Marra Farm is an urban community farm that engages the community in sustainable organic gardening provides nutrition & gardening education & enhances local food security. The farm helps to provide fresh food to local food banks as well as to senior lunch programs through the Providence Regina House Food Bank, Mien senior citizens, and Concord Elementary School students and their families.
In an age where childhood obesity is skyrocketing programs like Marra Farm is critical. This farm is possible due to volunteers like you who combined put in thousands of hours of work to produce the wonderful produce & education that comes from the Farm.
Age Requirement: 18+
Who can sign up for this event? This opportunity is open to Starbucks Partners in Sarah Garcia's group.
What is the cancellation policy? Space for this opportunity is limited and we may have a waiting list of people that would like to attend. Once you register for the event we will hold a space just for you so we ask that if, for any reason, you cannot attend your scheduled shift, please make sure to cancel your registration so someone else can take your spot! You can cancel online or by reaching out to our volunteer coordination team.
Can't make it?: Please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - it will help us plan accordingly and allow for other Collective members to fill your spot.
Where to go: Marra-Desimone Park (more commonly known as Marra Farm) is located at 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 in Seattle's South Park neighborhood. If you travel by bus, the 60 will drop you off three blocks away.
Is there parking? Yes, there is free parking on the 4th Street side of the farm.
When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. Farms shifts are 10am to 2pm. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.
How to find Starbucks Partners: Make sure you enter the farm from the parking lot on the 4th Avenue side. The group will meet up there!
What to bring: You must have proper identification with you to volunteer. Please bring a water bottle and something to eat as options in the area are extremely limited. Since the event is outside, we also recommend sunscreen. We will supply you with gloves and the tools that you need but if you have your own gardening gloves that you would prefer, you are welcome to bring them.
What to wear: You're going to be playing in dirt - so plan to get dirty. Wear appropriate clothing and layers are always a good idea.
Will we be inside or outside? Outside
Documentation: Upon request, we will gladly supply you with documentation for your volunteer hours for work or school purposes. We do NOT, however, provide court documentation. We do not believe that volunteering is a punishment and under no circumstances will we provide documentation for court-ordered community service.
Training: Our team will be there to show you everything you need to know upon arrival!