2023 MLK Day of Service – greenhouse and outdoor kitchen buildout

2023 MLK Day of Service


Sowing Seeds of Change Greenhouse and Outdoor Kitchen Build Out



What do local food systems, youth vocational training, and sustainable agricultural education have in common? You! Join Sowing Seeds of Change in building our greenhouse and kitchen!

Join us to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off,” on Monday, January 16th as part of the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.

The Need We Serve:

The kitchen and greenhouse build will help us offer a greater breadth of learning opportunities and food access to our program participants and the greater local community. The greenhouse accelerates the growth and variety of produce we can grow and the kitchen allows us to offer onsite cooking classes.



How to Serve:

Our greenhouse and kitchen come in kits. To build our greenhouse and kitchen, we will need support with: clearing space on the farm where each of the structures will be housed, building the wooden foundation for each of the structures to ensure they are on a level plane, assembling parts of the structures and/or equipment that will be housed in each. There will be shoveling mulch, lifting, screwing, and assembling equipment involved

If you are interested in helping, sign up here:

Volunteer Details:

  • What to wear 
    • Closed-toed comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen and/or gardening hat
  • What to bring 
    • Water 
    • Power drills, if you have them
  • What will be provided
    • General tools 
  • What to expect 
    • If you are feeling ill, please stay home and take care of yourself 🙂 
    • You may park inside the gates along with the brick building 
    • There will be lifting, moving, raking, and assembling involved

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thank you to our sponsors!

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