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Chard Your Yard IS Happening This Year and in Need of Volunteers

Are you looking to get outside and volunteer in your community? Want to help your neighbors reduce their carbon footprint by growing their own food? We are looking for volunteers to build and fill garden boxes in the 55406 zip code. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change. Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods through our program called CHARD YOUR YARD. Our volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. This year, despite Coronavirus, our team plans to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens by June 1st. This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help – especially this year! Due to Coronavirus we must update our volunteering to promote social distancing. Volunteers will join a virtual team to complete needed garden build tasks on their own and report their progress. We will be building and installing the beds for the month of May. Please visitwww.chardyouryard.comto sign up to learn more or volunteer - No garden experience is necessary!