By Francie Lin, GFN Writer-in-Residence I think everyone would rather forget the early pandemic days…
For six weeks this summer, the Abundance Farm teen program ‘Shefa on the Road’: a hands-on, paid summer internship for young people entering 10th through 12th grade, has been volunteering at the Giving Garden and the Grow Food Northampton Community Farm. This is the second year we have hosted them as volunteers on our farm.
Over the last six Wednesdays the Shefa team has helped us mulch pathways, tend Giving Garden beds, chop down knotweed, repair the farm road, and much more.
We’re grateful for our continued collaboration with Abundance Farm over the years, from preparing taste tests and community lunches with Giving Garden produce, to sharing extra cover crop seed, to hosting volunteer work-parties with Shefa on the Road. Looking forward to more!
Thank you Shefa!