Volunteers welcome to get down and dirty to replant urban farm
With fall and harvest season around the corner, volunteers are coordinating a replanting of the Urban Farm in downtown Boynton Beach.
The nonprofit food tour “Taste History Culinary Tours” will host the event from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at the Urban Farm, between Ocean Avenue and East Boynton Beach Boulevard in Boynton Beach.
The farm promotes growing fruits and vegetables locally, and practices and advocates for sustainability efforts for local and urban farms.
“Volunteering for the replanting of the nonprofit Urban Farm in Boynton Beach is a joyful opportunity to connect with the earth, support local farms and give back to the community,” said Lori J. Durante, executive tour director of the Taste History.
The farm is operated by the nonprofit Boynton Beach Community Caring Center, which runs Secret Garden Café, a farm-to-table eatery. The fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the Urban Farm service the café. Fromthere, the farm provisions are used for farm-to-fork cuisines created by local chefs and bakers who are members of the center’s Culinary Incubator Program.
The Secret Garden Café opened in 2008, and the Urban Farm was established in 2009. A Senior Veggie Mobile program was developed in 2010 with the purpose of delivering fruits and vegetables grown in the Urban Farm to underprivileged senior citizens.
The Urban Farm and Secret Garden Café in downtown Boynton Beach are highlights on the “Taste History Culinary Tour” where guests experience the Urban Farm followed by tastings in the café infused with fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Urban farms represent a rising agricultural movement of returning to better nutrition and taste by growing foods locally.
Macy’s team members and students are among the volunteers participating in the event. Volunteering is free, but registration is required.
In the event of rain, the replanting will be rescheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21.
For more information, call 561-243-2662 or visit www.urbanfarmboynton. eventbrite.com.