From the Farmworker Association of Florida
The Farmworker Association of Florida will be inaugurating two incredible community service projects at the Campesinxs or Community Garden of the Association on Saturday, April 27th. The two projects being recognized include a greenhouse and a picnic table. Both are projects led by youth for, by and with the community members of the Gardens.
Thanks to John Castro, his family and his Scout Troop, John chose to work with the Farmworker Association of Florida for his Eagle Scout project. Almost two years of fundraising, researching, planning and constructing resulted in a beautifully built and efficient greenhouse that will enable the gardens’ members to propagate and grow plants from seeds and cuttings all throughout the year. John’s Mother and Father became active participants in supporting all phases of the project that culminated in the final completion of the greenhouse, that is already being used by the Garden’s members.
Building on a long-standing relationship with Rollins College, the Farmworker Association became a partner organization in professor Nadia Garzon’s Arts and Activism class which requires students to work with an organization and a community to develop and complete an art project. Aaron Echeverria and James Cowan chose to work with FWAF, spending at least one day each weekend during the semester in a learning and visioning process that led to the building and collective community painting of a picnic table that represents the thoughts, feelings, heritage, and goals of members of the community garden.
The Saturday event is the culmination of this semester-long project by the students, as well as the Eagle Scout project.
The Farmworker Association of Florida celebrates these collaborative youth and community involvement and engagement projects and looks forward to encouraging more community members to get involved in growing healthy food for themselves and their communities.
For more information, please contact Jeannie Economos at the Farmworker Association of Florida at 407-866-5151.
What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Inaugurating Two Community Projects in the Farmworker Association of Florida Community Garden in Apopka
Where: Farmworker Association of Florida Community Garden at Hope CommUnity Center South Campus, 800 S. Hawthorne Avenue, Apopka, 32703
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
What time: Press Conference at 12pm noon, followed by a luncheon for community members
Who: Members of the Press are Invited to the Press Conference and Community Members and Members of the Press are invited to stay for the Luncheon.