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September Community Service Project

John Lyon VFW Post 3150 is excited to partner with The Mission Continues for our 9/11 Day of Service! Post members will volunteer with Post Chaplain Mike Beatty as he leads the expansion of the community garden. We're updating the area with twenty new garden beds to increase accessibility for those who require wheelchair access. 

9 September 2017 | 9AM - 3:30PM
5901 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20019

Lunch provided | Registration REQUIRED

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uHk9lz

The Day:

Our 9/11 Day of Service means a lot. It marks an important day. This September 9th, The Mission Continues Washington DC Service Platoons would like to invite John Lyon VFW Post 3150 members, auxiliary, and friends of the Post to join us as we do what we do; serve a cause greater than ourselves. Every year, in memory of this day, we will continue to rebuild- ourselves, our community, our country. 

The Cause:

UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences is leading the community farming initiatives in DC. One of their sites, East Capitol Urban Farm, is a major step in connecting the community located in areas classified as 'food deserts' to sustainable, healthy foods. There are some important agriculture and natural resource leaders from other land-grant universities looking at the site as well, to figure out how to replicate our goals at other farms. So, our efforts on 9/9 will push East Capital Farm forward to operationally hosting local kids, the community, and education leaders to provide them with the fruits of their labors and teach them about the efficacy of sustainable, community farming.

Additional projects:

* Socialize community area to increase efficacy of training modules on the site for kids

* Engineer a STEM education space to enable the next generation of kids to learn about math and sciences

* Stand up a farmers market with the ability to host 4 vendors. Farmers market will be accessible by community members who require a handicap accessible space to make purchases at a SNAP and Wic eligible farm stand

* Finish the walking trail with markers in yards and meters as well as a place for the community to gather

For more information and to register visit: http://bit.ly/2uHk9lz

Earlier Event: September 2
Poses and Pints
Later Event: September 14
GWOT Happy Hour