Join fellow Tar Heels at Bonton Farms on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. We have 20 reserved spots for Tar Heels on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today!
Bonton Farms started as a small garden in a vacant lot in an inner-city neighborhood ravaged by generational poverty, crime, and classified by the USDA as a food desert. In this unlikely setting, Bonton Farms is cultivating a sustainable and vibrant urban farm with the mission to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope.
On the morning of the Service Day, everyone will gather in front of the farm at 9:30 a.m. where a farm staff members will give a brief introduction to the farm, and then announce the chore list for the day as well as the staff members who will be overseeing each chore. You’ll then be free to join a group as you wish. Typical chores for the day include feeding animals and watering animals, cleaning animal shelters, pulling weeds, minor building projects, harvesting eggs, harvesting crops, planting crops, painting, and general cleaning assignments. Participants are encouraged everyone to wear closed-toed shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water to drink.