LEARN TO CLEAR KUDZU ORGANICALLY at the CVC URBAN FARM and LEARN ABOUT SLOW FOOD ATLANTA AT THE SAME TIME!
On Monday, January 19, 2009, the Urban Agriculture Committee of NPU-T will continue its educational project of clearing kudzu from the bottomlands of the CVC Urban Farm at 779 Atwood Street (30310) (PAOCC Site). The farm’s bottomlands have been identified by Organic Farmer Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well Farms as soil of extraordinarily good tilth and high fertility, and expansion into this area is expected to double the farm’s production in 2009. This is an exciting development at the farm, and will allow participants to perform a service to their community at a neighborhood food project while at the same time, learning to clear Kudzu organically as you would want to in your own backyard.
This opportunity to learn while providing service to our community is an educational project of the NPU-T Horticultural Education/Urban Agriculture Committee. Debbie Zimmerman, Co-Founder of the Rose Circle Community Garden, will instruct newbie kudzu-clearers on safe, organic, and complete methods of kudzu removal.
Members of Slow Food Atlanta are performing community service at the CVC Urban Farm by participating in the Kudzu Removal project on January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Joining the project on that day will enable you to learn not just about kudzu removal but also about Slow Food Atlanta’s initiative.
Volunteers should bring tools if they have them, such as a shovel (Short, with a D-Handle, is highly recommended, but any garden shovel will work); garden clippers or garden loppers, and garden gloves. Wear sturdy boots and expect them to get muddy.
Water and snacks will be provided.
For more information, please email Stephanie Radbill, CVC Urban Farm Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephanie at 770-401-2992