• High school students from low- income backgrounds • Adults with developmental disabilitiesUnique • Refugees fromPopulations Bhutan, Burma, Tanzania, andWe Serve Liberia • College students and university community
Solar Panels are used to power the timer for the water system. Drip irrigation systems decrease time spent watering and limit water waste.Innovative Biodegradable weed controls shorten time spentPractices weeding, and prevent plants from being taken over by weeds. Greenhouses and hoop houses extend growing season. Buried fences keep pests out and protect crops from being eaten. Covering plants with clay to keep pests out.
Farm-fresh foodFarm tours Open HouseGames for kids Yellow House Learning FarmFree recipes Hosted by Green CorpsInformation abouthealthy eating East 66th Street and Chester AvenueFresh produce for Saturday, August 4 thsale Free! 4:00pm-7:00pm Everyone in the community is invited – bring your friends and families! Green Corps Open House
New This YearEducating Mexican and Iraqihigh school students aboutleadership through civicengagement
• Break out of the bubble! • PatienceLessons • Role of community partners in serviceLearned • Working at more than one site provides crossover experience • Impact that small service can have on others in the community
What Next?Amanda• Continuing CWRU Farmers Market into the fall• Opened my eyes to working with disabled children and adults as potential career.
What’s Next?Caitlin• Continuing the CWRU CSA Program into the fall• Continuing to work with the refugees from the Refugee Response – Developing an English curriculum for volunteer tutoring program• Encouraged me to go into non-profit work or community development
Thank you to the OCC staff, the CCELstaff, and all community partners for making this AmeriCorps experience possible!