GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Breaking News

Lifestyle

April 12, 2013

50 start 5,000 seedlings

More than 50 children and adults got down and dirty one morning last week.

All volunteers, organized by the North Shore United Way: Women in Action, they help start more than 5,000 seedlings for The Food Project’s North Shore Farms in the greenhouse of Glen Urquhart School in Beverly.

Since 1991, The Food Project has worked with more than 150 teenagers and thousands of volunteers to farm 40 acres in Beverly, Boston, Lincoln, and Lynn. Food from the farms is distributed through the project’s community supported agriculture programs and farmers markets, and donated to local hunger relief organizations. The young people working in the programs participate in all of these distribution streams, giving them valuable job experiences and a personal connection to the food system and issues of food justice.

Women in Action is dedicated to supporting programs that promote healthy eating, sound nutrition and physical activities for underserved children and their families on Cape Ann and the North Shore. For more information visit www.nsuw.org/women.html.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Lifestyle

Your news, your way
Pictures of the Week
Comments Tracker
AP Entertainment Videos
Kim Kardashian Hits Up Valentino Show in Paris 'Apes' Stars Talk Motion Capture, 'Felicity' "Hotwives" Spoofs Reality TV Weaver Reprises Ripley Role for 'Alien' Game Graham Nash on Politics, Young People Chris Colfer Upset Over Twitter Hacking Linda Perry to 'Make or Break' New Talent on VH1 Raw: Madonna Arrives for Jury Duty, Briefly Meet the Man Behind the 'Apes' Sundays Get 'Reckless' on CBS 'Pretty Little Liars' Celebrate 100th Episode 'Bachelor' 'Villain' Gets the Last Word Raw: 20th Essence Fest Begins in New Orleans War Hero, Olympian Zamperini Dies at 97 Old Crow Teams With Dylan Again Scherzinger's New Body Confidence ShowBiz Minute: Lohan, Jewel, Reynolds Melissa McCarthy Immortalized in Cement Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Reunite for New Show Melissa McCarthy Eyes Fashion Line