Farm Volunteer Day at Awbury Arboretum: Sweet Potato Harvest

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Farm Volunteer Day at Awbury Arboretum: Sweet Potato Harvest

Join us for the sweet potato harvest as well as other field tasks such as planting, weeding, and mulching

By Weavers Way Co-op

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, September 30 · 9am - 12pm EDT


6336 Ardleigh St 6336 Ardleigh Street Philadelphia, PA 19138

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


What to expect: You will be working with Alessandro (he/him), who goes by Ali, and Nicole

(she/they), the farmers at Awbury, as well as potentially other Weavers Way farmers, co-op

members completing working member shifts, and other volunteers. Field work generally involves

kneeling, squatting, or bending over for extended periods of time and being exposed to the

elements and the outdoors, i.e. sun, rain, bugs, mud, etc. We encourage taking breaks, drinking

lots of water, and doing only what feels right for your body! There is drinking water available and

a porta potty a short walk from the fields. We are out there rain or shine, but not in unsafe

conditions - you’ll receive an email if we cancel the volunteer day due to anticipated inclement


How to get there: On google maps, search “The Farm at Awbury Arboretum.” The address is

6336 Ardleigh Street. Park on Ardleigh St. and walk in through the gate. Stay to the right and

walk past the community garden, the pavilion, the greenhouse, and the Philly Goat Project.

Meet us at the wash station/picnic table or peek into the field if you don’t see us.

What to bring: Water, sun protection, clothes and closed toed-shoes for working outside and

getting dirty, garden/work gloves if you have them

Accessibility: There is a paved path from the entrance gate on Ardleigh St. to the greenhouse,

then a gravel path with a mellow slope down to the fields. The porta potty is wheelchair

accessible. We have a folding table and a shade tent that can be set up near the greenhouse for

wheelchair accessible work - please let us know if you need accessible work options so that we

can have projects set up. Email

About the organizer

Organized by
Weavers Way Co-op

Weavers Way is a consumer-owned cooperative grocery store founded in 1973, with three locations in, and near, Northwest Philadelphia. We operate two urban farms and feature products we've grown ourselves alongside many other locally sourced, sustainable, fairly traded, organic and nautrally nutritious foods, pet products, beauty aids, gifts and accessories.  We're owned collectively by nearly 10,000 member-households, though you don't have to be a member to shop in our stores -- We are open and ready to welcome you seven days a week.