Plant a Mile is a collaborative project that puts locally grown, fresh produce on the shelves of Central Iowa food pantries by bringing together academic institutions, non-profit organizations, private businesses, faith-based groups, and farmers. The Drake Plant a Mile Day will be held Friday September 27th from 9am-3pm (transportation provided). Volunteers will be involved with harvesting, weeding, mulching, cleaning, and other hands on farm work. It's advised that volunteers bring gloves, wear comfortable clothes, including closed toe shoes, a water bottle and be prepared to get a little dirty. We will share in a po luck lunch with the farmers Andrew and Melissa Dunham. Students, faculty and staff* are all encouraged to participate, but space is limited to the first 10 volunteers.
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*Drake University Faculty / Staff receive 8 hours of paid community service leave. If you are looking for a volunteer experience for your community service leave, Plant A Mile could be a great opportunity. To apply the experience to your community service leave, please submit the community service leave form.