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Service Learning at Morningsong Community Farm!


On August 26th, APO brothers visited Morningsong Community Farm in Ithaca as part of the BWSS Hunger Series. This month, APO is highlighting events that work to combat issues of hunger on campus and in the greater Ithaca community.

APO met owner Todd Rose at his farm and spent an afternoon working on chicken yards and learning about the food donation networks in Tompkins County. Following is the blog post from Morningsong Community Service Farm:

Many Thanks To Volunteers From Cornell Co-Ed Service Fraternity!

Last Saturday, a wonderful group of nine students from Cornell’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, came to the farm to learn about our project and the issues we help to address, and to do a couple hours of volunteer work here. They accomplished a lot in a short time, and we so appreciate their help! It was a great pleasure meeting these kind and caring young people and being in their company as we talked and worked together. Everyone had a good time, and they expressed enthusiastic interest in coming back to help some more. We expect to have a group of them here again this fall to help pick apples for donation. Our trees are loaded this year, so we will have plenty to donate along with what we’ll use ourselves for fresh eating, apple sauce, and cider. ┬áHere’s a photo of the group with Todd, minus the one student who took the picture (we’ll have to get you in the next photo, Tamsin!).

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Many thanks to Trisha Ray of Alpha Phi Omega (pictured fourth from right) for approaching us and organizing this, and to the whole group for your caring and generosity with your time!

By: Todd Rose

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