Planting Roots: Volunteer at RUF's Work Days

May issue teaser alert! The Refugee Urban Farm Project, one of our feature stories and winner of January's Philly STAKE $1,000 grant, will host three Volunteer Work Days starting on April 9th. This is your chance to help this community-building project get off the ground, and assist in constructing a brand new network of community gardens in South Philadelphia.

The Project is based around assisting refugees from Bhutan and Burma in building and establishing community gardens in the South Philadelphia neighborhood they have re-settled in with the help of the Nationalities Service Center. The goals of the project are to provide fresh produce to improve the refugee's diets, re-connect them with their agricultural roots, and provide them with a space that will connect them with their new community in Philadelphia.

Work day details:

Saturday April 9 – 10-4
Wednesday April 13 – 10-5
Saturday May 7 – 10-4 
Be prepared to clear vacant lots, build raised beds, move soil, and more! The project's main lot is at 732 Emily St.,  but work will also be done in other vacant lots around the neighborhood.

For More Information or directions please contact Adam Forbes at 609-577-1471 or