Urban farm yields bountiful time for ATTH volunteers

Intermittent rain showers failed to dampen the spirit – or work ethic – of nearly two dozen A Time to Help Volunteers who participated in Saturday’s (Sept. 17) project at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm on Meldrum Street in Detroit.

Volunteers picked produce and performed other gardening chores inside a greenhouse, while another crew headed a couple of blocks down the street to Earthworks’ 2.5 acre organic farm, where plump ripe tomatoes and green beans were harvested.

The project was led by Ken Brown, Mitch Albom’s radio show co-host.

John Boyda, who has been volunteering for the past five years, said he looks forward to ATTH’s monthly projects because he said it’s his chance “help make the world a better place.”

“I get a lot of personal satisfaction and it helps me grow as a person,” Boyda said. “It’s the  philosophy that Mitch always talks about, that you don’t have to do a lot, but every little bit helps when everybody pitches in together.”

The date for the next ATTH project is Oct. 15. The location and project will be announced soon on atimetohelp.org.

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