In honor of Earth Day, ModCloth picked up some shovels and got digging! We asked you to vote for the eco-friendly activity you’d like to see us do, and you chose urban farming. Last Saturday, ModCloth volunteers braved the sunshine and headed to Garfield Community Farm, a local organic urban garden just up the street from our office. Dozen Bake Shop donated free coffee and tea to ModCloth volunteers, so we got an energetic start to the day. Thanks, Dozen! At the garden, we planted apple and pear trees, dug a trench to deter groundhogs, spread mulch, picked up trash, and tied ribbons to scare off the herd of ‘city deer’ that roam the streets. We encountered some ferocious baby snakes and fire ants, but we made it. In fact, we had a great time, and some of us are going to volunteer again!
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After our strenuous farming, we headed to brillobox for some drinks they graciously donated in support of our green efforts. It was a lovely way to end the fabulous day – all warm and fuzzy from the sun, the good deed, and of course, the cocktails.
If you live in the Pittsburgh area and are interested in volunteering for Garfield Community Farm, they have an open volunteer day every Wednesday evening. Just show up around 6pm at the corner of Wicklow Street and Colombo Street in Garfield, right near the water tower. Bring your shovel, if you have one, and some gardening gloves!