Featured Volunteer – Audrey Morris
Audrey has been volunteering with AFAC for over 2 years. She learned about AFAC’s needs and services as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington and the Arlington County Urban Agriculture Task Force. In addition to volunteering at our garden at Arlington Central Library, Audrey was instrumental in starting an AFAC Plot Against Hunger garden at First Presbyterian this past spring.
On volunteering, Audrey says “I believe taking action to address society’s imbalances is vital. And, as a farm girl and longtime gardener, the opportunity to work at the Central Library garden and now at our church’s own AFAC garden, and glean in the fields, fits me perfectly. The Central Library garden provides many special experiences. Every time I work there at least one person will ask about the garden and often share their own gardening stories.”
We often see Audrey on weekday mornings, right after she’s worked at the library garden. She comes in with armloads of freshly harvested produce, which she bags up immediately for distribution to clients. In addition to her work with our AFAC gardens, Audrey helped out during our last De-Canstruction and gleaned for us in September and October of 2013. Audrey says, “The best gleaning ever was harvesting squash on Halloween – and then being invited to raid the pumpkin patch once the van was full!”
Thank you Audrey for your dedication and for lending your green thumb to AFAC!