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Alums Volunteer Day with MLK365 at Saul High School
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When: Saturday, June 26
From 10:00AM until 1:00PM
Where: Walter Saul High School Community Garden
7100 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19128-1499
United States
Contact: Rachel Turner
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MLK365 Volunteer Day at Saul High School Community Garden!    

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:   Planting (seeding or transplants) Bed forming (digging, removing rocks and debris and raking) Bed cultivation (putting down plastic mulch and irrigation lines, adding compost to the beds) Mulching (either leaves or moving compost) Clearing and pruning and some weeding   We  encourage 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:

2.  Via email to, please put "Saul High School Community Garden" in the subject line.

3. Call (215) 665-2655 to reserve a space.

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