On Saturday, March 23, a group of 12 students from Dartmouth College volunteered their time to the inaugural workday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Oakland as part of their Faith in Action Alternative Spring Break program.
Above, students clear the way for the new soil in which seedlings will be planted during the next workday.
Urban Farming brought in two big truckloads of soil. President of the church Jennifer Teer oversees the unloading.
The Dartmouth volunteers worked tirelessly shoveling and raking out over 30 cubic yards of soil and helped to finish the new mural.
By the end of the day the space was ready for planting food!