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The Local Farm Gets a Visit from University of North Carolina and Virginia Tech

Yesterday was amazing! We got a visit from an amazing group of students from University of North Carolina and Virginia Tech who were in town as a part of their Alternative Break coordinated in partnership with the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation. For their week they had a variety of experiences that included sharing meals with foot soldiers involved in the voting rights movement, nonviolence training, service with the local food bank, and volunteering on the farm.

As you can see, they came ready to work. We started one group working in the hoop house, taking care of some of the winter weeds that had built up. There was another group that focused on landscaping, like cutting the grass. For one of them, it was their frist time being able to ride a ride-on lawn mower and needless to say, they had a blast.

Another group of these amazing folks walked the perimeter of the land and around the neighborhood on the hunt for trash and collected four massive bags of trash. They were dubbed the “beautification team.

We shared lunch, and then they helped start preparing the back part of the land for our new 20x50 play which will be the new home for the corn, peas, and okra!

They were an amazing group of people and we were lucky to have them spend the day with us. We spent time talking about food justice, racial justice, economic justice, and a bunch of other great stuff.

All in all 10/10 would do again.

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