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Volunteers needed for student field trips to farms

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ARCATA- Hundreds of students will tour local farms this spring to learn about local agriculture and nutrition. The Humboldt Community Alliance with Family Farmers are looking for volunteers that can lead students through the farm tours.

The organization plans on funding six field trips with 300 students to farms in Carlotta and Arcata. Many of the students are low income and have never been to a farm before. Meredith Petersen, an assistant with CAFF, said students go home excited about the field trips.

Petersen said they need volunteers to become farm docents and help lead the tours. She said they do not need experience with farms to help.

Those looking to volunteer can contact CAFF at meredith@caff.org or at 826-0233