Monday, June 6, 2011

AmeriCorps NCCC in Corvallis

SAGE is very lucky to have a fantastic group of AmeriCorps volunteers working with us this summer on the Corvallis Environmental Center's Food Access Project.

This team of 7 volunteers has come to Corvallis from all over the country to work on improving access to fresh, healthy food for Benton County residents, and to help strengthen our local food security. They are tackling these issues with our partner organizations: Linn Benton Food Share, Dunawi Creek Community Garden, Stone Soup, Westside Community Garden, Lincoln Elementary School Garden, Creciendo en Salud, Neighbor 2 Neighbor Community Garden, South Corvallis Food Bank, Peanut Park Community Garden, Ten Rivers Food Web, and Philomath Community Garden.


The team is planting gardens, cooking meals at the soup kitchen, building fences and raised beds, assisting with gleans, landscaping, providing cooking demos at the food banks, and helping at community events that promote fresh food for all. Look forward to future posts from team members about some of the projects they are working on this summer!

If you see one of our fabulous volunteers around town (they can be spotted by their grey and dark green AmeriCorps hoodies and tees!) please give them a big smile and a high five.


This particular NCCC team (Blue 6) is full of energy and spunk, and we are so happy that they are here!