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Volunteers sought for project at Wakeman Town Farm

Published 6:08 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2012
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Builders Beyond Borders and Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center are seeking volunteers to help Builders celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a community build service project.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will entail construction of a greenhouse, raised garden beds and garden extensions at the farm, a town-owned educational facility at 134 Cross Highway.

It will also include creating storage areas within existing barns as well as renovating classroom space, according to a release.

For information or to sign up for the community service project, visit www.buildersbeyondborders.org.

Builders Beyond Borders, a Norwalk-based nonprofit organization, began in 1992 as Kingdom Builders, traveling with about 25 students to Honduras to build an outdoor recreation area and green space in 1993, the release states. With nearly 300 student participants today, the organization has traveled to 13 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to build classrooms, community centers, bridges, water systems, sanitation facilities and homes.

Its volunteers also perform over 3,000 hours of local community service annually for local nonprofit organizations, the release states.