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Community Garden Needs Volunteers

You can always pitch in to help at the Decatur High Community Garden.

Here are some volunteer opportunities, courtesy of the City of Decatur webpage.

Decatur High School Community Garden: Volunteers of all ages are invited to join experienced gardeners on one or more of several Saturday work days. Tools and refreshments are provided, but please bring work gloves if you have them. Work to be done includes turning compost piles, preparing raised beds, weeding plots, watering common plots, planting crops, clearing brush and kudzu and cleaning and sharpening tools.
Contact: Diane Loupe at 404-374-3990 or dloupe@mindspring.com.

Global Growers Network Gardens - Decatur Kitchen Garden and Burundi Women’s Farm: Global Growers Network recently opened the Decatur Kitchen Garden on the grounds of the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur. This garden joins its Decatur sister garden, Burundi Women’s Farm, on Sams Street next to the Avondale MARTA station on College Avenue. For more information about the gardens and volunteer opportunities visit http://www.globalgrowers.net/.
Contact: Angela at farm@globalgrowers.net.

Decatur Arts Festival, May 24-26, various shifts (note: some events take place before and after Memorial weekend): The festival celebrates its 25th anniversary by expanding its creative offerings. Along with longtime favorites that include the Fine Arts Exhibit, Artists Market, and Kids and Teens Festival, there is also a new Community Art Project and an expanded New Dance Program. Volunteers receive a 2013 Decatur Arts Festival t-shirt. You may complete a Word or PDF document to sign up. Visit http://decaturartsfestival.com for more information about the festival.
Contact: Sherry Jackman, Volunteer! Decatur, sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or 678-615-0915.

Tutor: Assists residents in the computer lab, with homework, and other school assignments. May also read, play with puzzles and games, or provide other educational support. This organization provides a warm, caring home for people with HIV and AIDS who would otherwise be homeless. (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings; two hours per month.)
Contact: Volunteer Services Department, Jerusalem House 404-377-3443, ext. 232

Technology Center Assistant: Work one-on-one helping children with educational software and games with children in an emergency shelter. This agency serves neighbors in need, especially the homeless. (One day per week; one hour per week; Monday through Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Visit www.decaturcooperativeministry.org.
Contact: Sue E. Holec, Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), 404-377-5365 or sue@decaturcooperativeministry.org.

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