Oregon State University

Employee & Family Service Day Registration - Produce for the People 2.22.14

The 3rd Annual OSU Employee and Family Service Day will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014. The Produce for the People Garden project will be from 9:30am-12pm. This event is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and is part of the OSU Food Drive month.

Please complete a registration form for EACH member of your party. We are capped at 30 particpants for this project and need each person to be registered separately. It will work best if the OSU employee registers all members of their party.

When: Saturday, February 22nd from 9:30am to 12pm. Participants are asked to provide their own transportation and meet the group at the the Produce for the People Community Garden at 9:30am. If you need a ride, please email Emily Bowling (emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu) asap and she will help find arrangements.

Where:  Produce for the People Garden at Westside Community Church at  4000 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis.

Here is a google map of the location of Produce for the People Garden.

What:  Participants will work to winterize the garden, dig pathways, spread leaves, and do general garden clean up.  Produce for the People Community Garden serves low-income Latino families, low-income youth and food grown is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens. Children 5 years and older are welcome! They must be supervised by a parent/guardian for the duration of the event.

Why:  This event is planned to encourage community engagement among OSU faculty, staff, and their families as well as to dovetail with the OSU Food Drive that runs every February. This is an opportunity for the OSU community to provide direct service in addition to food and monetary donations to address local food insecurity.

What to bring: Volunteer Service Form for each participant in your party, water bottle (Volunteer Service Forms will be emailed to you the week of the event). The project can use extra shovels, pitch forks, and wheel barrows if you have any and are able to bring them. Please also feel free to bring work gloves. Work gloves will be provided but if you have your own, you're welcome to bring them!

Attire: Please be sure you and your family members are wearing comfortable, closed toe shoes. Also, please dress warmly/in layers and clothing that can get dirty/wet. Please dress for the weather and bring rain jackets, pants, and shoes.

Please list the email address of the OSU employee this registrant is associated with. Communication about this event will be with the email address provided.

Please select the affiliation of the registrant with OSU.

If an under 18 year old dependent of an OSU employee, please list age. Participants over age 18 need not list their age.

Please list your cell phone number, including area code, if you have one so we can contact you the day of the event if needed with any last minute changes or updates.

Please tell us about any allergies or physical limitations that we should be aware of or that may impact the ability to participate in this service project. Participants will be asked to move around throughout the garden, shovel, spread leaves, and do other garden related work.

If you are interested in meeting at OSU at 9:15am to carpool with other OSU employees/families to the Produce for the People Garden from the parking lot at Washington and 15th, please indicate so here and note if you are willing to drive or need a ride and I will connect all those interested in carpooling via email to work out the details.

Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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