Volunteers needed for Refugee Community Garden Work Day April 14

Photo by Hannah Letinich

Volunteers are needed to help World Relief with a community garden project on Saturday, April 14 at Hillside Church.

This event will run from 9 a.m. – Noon at the church, located at 930 E. James Street (map below).

“Spend your morning converting an acre of paved parking lot space into a 50 plot community garden and refugee and immigrant empowerment space.”

Join World Relief in helping build the refugee community garden, our newest refugee and immigrant empowerment space! Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and clothing that can get dirty. Some activities will be labor itensive and will require lifting.

  • 9:00 am: Meet at the Hillside Church (930 E. James Street, Kent, WA 98031) for a thirty minue orientation on the vision of the community garden and specific instructions and goals for the day.
  • 9:30am: Begin work.
  • 12:00pm: Conclude work.

We are converting an acre of paved parking lot space and transforming it into the Paradise Parking Plots community garden with 50 plots, where refugees, immigrants and local community members can gather to grow culturally appropriate foods that promote a healthier lifestyle, improve food access, foster economic independence, and build community. Further, this garden will provide a much needed space for interactive nutrition and health education of youth and adults in the Kent community.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

WHERE: Hillside Church, 930 East James Street, Kent, WA 98031

REGISTER: Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-community-garden-work-day-april-14th-tickets-44124805481