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Community Service

posted Oct 31, 2014, 1:05 PM by Erik Arnold
In keeping with the IACS mission, several advisory groups participated in community service events this week. A big thank you to all of the students and faculty that participated in these events. Here is a look at some of their experiences:

  • Students from the Johnson and Frothingham advisories went to Fat Moon Farm in Westford as part of their community service project on Wednesday, October 29.  Fat Moon Farm is an organic small vegetable farm that started as a response to community needs.  The owner had a vision of teaching classes in healthy living and wanted an outdoor space to start a garden for demonstration purposes. Our students helped get the farm ready for the  winter season since there is snow in this weekend's forecast.  They pulled up the plastic covers between the plant beds and prepared them for disposal and picked the last of the pepper and sweet potato crops.  After their hard work, students got to sample carrots and jalepeno peppers. 

  • Students from the Brody and Tawadros advisories went to Noonday Farm in Winchendon. Students spent the day digging potatoes and pulling weeds.  Student & staff fingernails are still dirty:)  Noonday is an organic farm that donates all of its produce to local food pantries and soup kitchens. 

  • On Wednesday October 29th, Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Frankhouse's advisories performed community service at the Wish Project in Lowell.  The Wish Project provides gently used clothing, furniture, baby goods, and household items for families transitioning out of homelessness.  Students from IACS spent the afternoon sorting donated clothing by size and category in the delivery area, so that it can easily be perused by Wish Project's clients.