Central Michigan University Students Lend a Hand

For the past five years Capital Roots has worked with phenomenal volunteers from Central Michigan University. Last week, CMU students joined forces once again with the Produce Project staff and student trainees at the 8th Street Urban Farm. By choosing an alternative break, these students make the 15 hour trek to Troy to learn about food justice and fresh food access right in our Region. You could find them lending a hand with everything from high tunnel maintenance to harvesting crops - and with an energy quite like anything else. While we always benefit from having their hardworking extra hands, it seems our CMU friends are leaving us with a new perspective, too.


"You're giving back, from start to finish," said Bri, one of the CMU students."To be able to plant, to harvest, to sell, it gives you a greater appreciation about where food comes from...It's about giving back - and that makes all the difference."


Volunteers are vital to our work and that's why we are so thankful to have this passionate group of young individuals work with us each year. From all of us at Capital Roots - thank you for yet another wonderful week together.


 If you are interested in having your group volunteer with the Produce Project email volunteer@capitalroots.org.

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