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Volunteer on Hands On Nashville’s urban farm in April

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The core focus of Hands On Nashville’s Urban Agriculture Program is to engage youth who live in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh food. (Photo: Submitted / Hands On Nashville)

“Volunteers are essential to keeping our farm running,”

By Todd Barnes
The Tennessean
March 24, 2015

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Hands On Nashville is seeking volunteers to visit its urban farm and help with some gardening projects 9-11 a.m. April 25. Projects range from digging in the ground, planting starts and seeds, watering and weeding existing rows and making new garden rows for planting.

“Volunteers are essential to keeping our farm running,” said Charlotte Pate, HON’s Urban Agriculture AmeriCorps member. “When they come out to the farm, they’re going to be mulching, weeding and really prepping our fields for our spring and summer crops.”

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Ohio group helps city dwellers get most out of yards

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Tayse Baillieul and husband helped start the group.

Formed last month, Columbus Agrarian Society plans activities, workshops to aid local residents in growing their own food

By Kevin Parks
This Week news
March 23, 2015

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“It’s really just an effort to bring like-minded people together to network, to share information and enhance the food being grown in our city, whether it’s the casual backyard gardener or the more-intense people trying to grow most of their own food,” Swain said last week. “We’re trying to see if we can’t help others achieve whatever their goals are.”

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