8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Student Services Building (SSB) First Floor Lobby
Bonton, a neighborhood situated just five miles south of Downtown Dallas, is located in a “food desert,” an area that lacks nearby nutritious and affordable food options. With 63% of residents lacking personal transportation, and the nearest grocery store a 3-hour round-trip bus ride away, residents rely on the local liquor stores for their groceries. Enter Bonton Farms, an agricultural intervention to restore health, create jobs, and ignite hope in South Dallas.
At Bonton Farms, volunteers will complete general garden maintenance tasks such as planting, harvesting, weeding the vegetable beds, as well as spreading mulch and turning compost. Farm tasks may include collecting eggs, feeding the chickens, and cleaning the chicken coops and pig stalls. Suggested attire includes closed-toe shoes or boots as well as weather appropriate layered clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. The OSV will provide gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Volunteers will meet in the Student Services Building (SSB) first floor lobby at 8:00AM and board a bus to the service site where they will volunteer from 9:00AM-12:00PM.
**Please note all students must travel by bus and that this event will require manual labor.
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