Three years ago Jessica Twining moved to Binghamton from Buffalo, where she volunteered on an urban farm. Looking for a similar connection to local food and her new community, Jessica did what most of us would do in this day and age. She did an internet search, which sent her to VINES – and we are very lucky that it did! She and her daughter, Leta, have been volunteering on the Binghamton Urban Farm now for the past two growing seasons.
“I’ve learned the value of community, ultimately, through my volunteering time,” Jessica says. “To go back and see the same faces every week and to build those relationships, as someone who moved here, it’s a nice way to start to feel like this is my area - that I belong here.”
Read more about how a five month old and her mom contribute to growing the VINES community here.
Volunteer opportunities are slowly starting to open up at VINES. We’d love to have you sign up to help, too. Please check your email or our Facebook page on Mondays for upcoming volunteer needs.
Your donation to VINES keeps the Urban Farm growing food and distributing it in our community! Thank you!