San Antonio: San Antonio Food Bank

Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale Club of South Texas
When: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00am to 10:30am
Where: 
Mission San Juan Community Farm See map
9101 Graf Road
San Antonio, TX 78214

Directions and where to meet: Please be advised that Graf Road is currently closed for construction. You will need to either take South Presa to Southtown to Villamain, or take SE Military Highway to Mission. Both will take you to the NPS parking lot that is located at 9101 Graf Road.

We will meet as a group at the large stone sign just outside the grassy area. Our gardens are located just off of the acequia trail, a short walk past the mission.

Description: 
The Mission San Juan Community Farm is a unique partnership between the San Antonio Food Bank and the National Park Service. Our mission is to grow and distribute as much food as possible to our community, while empowering clients, school kids, volunteers, and anyone else who wants to learn more about growing food at home with skills they need to do so.
 
What can you expect when you volunteer? Farm tasks will vary seasonally but our volunteers most frequently aid in planting, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, and mulching.
 
Because our farm is exposed to the elements, be aware that working conditions will fluctuate with the weather. Our fields remain muddy for several days after rain. Please wear shoes (preferably boots) and clothes that will keep you comfortable and you do not mind getting dirty.
 
Volunteer sessions may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. Should a cancellation occur, you will be notified via email 24 hours in advance.
 
 
FOOD SAFETY: If you are knowingly ill, we ask that you would please reschedule to volunteer with us when you feel better. It is our policy that if you have a communicable illness that may present a public health risk, i.e. infection, open lesion, vomiting or diarrhea, you will be restricted from engaging in work that could reasonably contaminate our produce.
 
We welcome volunteers of all ages to our community farm. However anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that parents and guardians must sign a parental consent form. For groups, we require one adult chaperone for every four volunteers under the age of 18.
Site Coordinator: 
Heather Yun ‘01 MD