Growing and harvesting is now underway at Youth Farm, now at its new site at Chemeketa Community College. Turning a former field into a productive farm is hard, but, as the saying goes, many hands make light work. Volunteers lending many hands have included groups from the Oregon National Guard, KeyBank and Chemeketa Community College. These volunteers worked along with 17 Youth Farmers to prepare the soil, plant garden beds, weed and tend the fields, and harvest vegetables.
Students and staff from Chemeketa Community College spend a day of service, known as “Into the Streets,” at the Youth Farm.
Volunteers from KeyBank work at the Youth Farm as part of the bank’s national service day, Neighbors Make a Difference Day.
You can support the Youth Farm by buying vegetables at the Salem Saturday Market through August. If you would like to put some work in at the farm yourself, it is open for volunteers to drop by on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon.
The Youth Farm grows because of support from:
Trust Management Services, LLC