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Cleveland Wwoofs!

Cleveland Wwoofs!
A one of a kind opportunity to explore Cleveland’s Local Food Movement!
Be our guest this summer – work at several of Cleveland’s up and coming nationally recognized urban farms and in return receive room and board at the one and only brand new Cleveland Hostel- Opening soon in the Ohio City neighborhood – the regional hub of local food and all things awesome!

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Please contact us today to schedule your visit!  - Thank you – Lilah Zautner, Neighborhood Progress, Inc.

Please note: Clevelanders are welcome to participate. However, to qualify for room and board your permanent address must be at least 80 miles outside of Cleveland. 

More information:
This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of nationally recognized urban farms—in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, rated #2 in the nation for local food!!  Neighborhood Progress, Inc., through their ReImagining Cleveland initiative, is partnering with multiple urban farms and The Cleveland Hostel to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.  This volunteer adventure offers you the ability to gain experience on up to nine different farms located throughout the city ranging from industrial to residential neighborhoods.  Each farm is unique and you will be exposed to growing a wide array of crops, performing multiple tasks related to urban agriculture, and get to interact with the leaders of the urban farming movement. 

Your daily activities will vary depending on which farm you volunteer with, but generally will include: watering, planting, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, harvesting, composting, and chicken and bee husbandry.  Your ability to commit to a longer stay will allow you to experience more farms and opportunities, so a minimum stay of one week would be beneficial to all.  In addition to agricultural work, there is also a need for carpentry (sheds, fences, raised beds, compost systems), marketing and outreach (website development, print and social media and branding design), alternative building skills, and accounting.  Having a diverse skill set will be very helpful to our urban farms!

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