Thursday, April 28, 2011
Community Day at Gorman Heritage Farm
<----AmeriCorps NCCC Table
For the past three weeks, Christina and I have been planning a Community Day, where we bring in people from the community to the non-profit we are working with. We planned our day as an addition to Gorman Heritage Farm's already planned event called Farm Babies.
We set up a booth to talk to the community about AmeriCorps NCCC. We had pictures of our team and the trails we have been working on. We also showed off some of the tools we have been using. After talking about NCCC, we got to show those that came how to transplant grapevines. We had the younger kids dig the holes at the new location for the grapevines. Then we had them destroy some honey suckle, since grapevine roots are too sensitive for some younger children to dig up.
<-----From Left - Greg, Christina, Hillary
Unfortunately, the weather was extremely windy and rainy. We still had the event and set up our tent, but the only brave souls that made it were cub scouts. Most ranged from the age of 3 to 9. The parents all seemed very interested in learning about AmeriCorps NCCC. Most people did not want to stay out in the cold to help with the grapevines, but we did have a few energetic kids that removed some honeysuckle. After the eighty or some cub scouts came and left we waited another 45 minutes in the cold and when no one else showed up, we called it a day.