Saturday, June 26
From 10:00AM until 1:00PM
Walter Saul High School Community Garden
7100 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128-1499
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MLK365 Volunteer Day at Saul High School
In February 2009, Weavers Way Farm started a
collaborative Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm on the grounds
of Saul High School on Henry Avenue in Roxborough. The farm, called
"Henry Got Crops!” is run by Weavers Way staff working closely with
Saul’s agroecology program and the school as a whole to design a farm
that not only brings food to the community, but also serves as an
educational opportunity for students at Saul.
The mission of W. B. Saul High School is to
develop in students an understanding of and appreciation for the career
opportunities that are available to them in the many fields of
agriculture. Founded in 1943 as the Wissahickon Farm School,
Roxborough's Wissahickon Valley has always served as home to the
school’s farm. In 1966, the School District renamed the school to honor
Walter Biddle Saul, a prominent attorney and former president of the
Board of Education in Philadelphia who served as a patron for the school
during its early years.
The school has evolved through the years,
expanding programs and facilities. Today there are eight buildings
covering 150 acres and students are offered 15 major agricultural
classes. W. B. Saul is the largest agricultural high school in America
and is home to the largest single-school Future Farmers of America (FFA)
chapter in the world.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the
garden by completing the following tasks:
(digging, removing rocks and debris and raking)
(putting down plastic mulch and irrigation lines, adding compost to the
leaves or moving compost)
pruning and some weeding
volunteers to bring a sun hat, sun screen, full water bottles, snacks,
lunch, and something to cover up with. If you have a pair of gloves you
like using please bring those too, if not Weaver's Way will have a
few pairs on site.
If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP in one
of three ways:
1. By reserving a space
through Eventbrite: http://saulhsgarden.eventbrite.com/
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
please put "Saul High School Community Garden" in the subject line.
3. Call (215) 665-2655 to reserve a space.