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Volunteer Farm Chores Day at CAS!

Hi VegOutters!

This is the Spring season's best event.  I had the pleasure of Meeting CAS's Director, Kathy Stevens, at the Albany Vegetarian Expo.  I picked up Kathy's latest book, Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals, and knew that I had to meet these wonderful individuals and that VegOut needed to make a trip to CAS.  What better way to meet Kathy and so many of CAS's animal friends than by helping out on Farm Chores Day.  We veg*ns always go the extra mile.  This day is no exception.

If you're on the fence about having animal products in your life this is a day for you.  There's no better way to cure yourself of "I just gotta have cheese."  Meet your meat, dairy, eggs and cheese.  Meet these individuals who have been and who represent those that the world continues to exploit for our own worthless pleasure.

They've quite a day planned for us.  The Kevin Archer, CAS Chef, is making us lunch?  Wow!  Chef Archer presented at the Edible Garden exhibit last summer at the New York Botanical Garden.

If you can't make it for Humane Lobby Day then consider doing some one-on-one lobbying for your own species with these remarkable animals.

Details are below from CAS Outreach Director, Michelle Alvarez.

Welcome Spring with Catskill Animal Sanctuary critters on Saturday, April 9th! It's our big farm chores work day: help with painting, landscaping, tending the organic garden, and demolition projects, all while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. Founder/Director Kathy Stevens will introduce you to many of our rescued animal friends, and Chef Kevin Archer will cook up a vegan feast for lunch.

The NYC Charter Bus will depart at 7:45am SHARP from 20 East 9th Street (corner of University Place) in downtown Manhattan, and should arrive at CAS by 10:00am. The bus will depart CAS at 4:00pm and make one drop-off back at 20 East 9th Street. The West 4th Street/Washington Square, 8th Street/NYU, Astor Place, and 14th Street/Union Square subway stops are within easy walking distance. Please allow enough travel time since the bus will leave at exactly 7:45am.

Wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and hiking or work boots, and consider bringing a clean change of clothing for the ride home. The work day will take place rain or shine.

Seats on the charter bus are limited, so don't wait! We hope you join us for the fun!

Feel free to contact Michelle Alvarez, Outreach Director, at [masked] or[masked] with any questions. www.CASanctuary.org.

Bus tickets can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/163009

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a brilliant time!

    April 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day fighting the brambles.. and winning! And helping out a great cause whilst meeting new people.

    April 11, 2011

  • Jim

    We painted fences and cleared brambles and cobwebs. We also made acquaintances with Amelia the piglet (check out her Facebook page), Fritz & Freedom, two lovely horses, Rambo the magnificent sheep and many many more. Chef Archer made us a delicious lunch, too. This was a wonderful opportunity to come together and make an immediate visible difference for this very special place - Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

    April 10, 2011

  • Brad

    My kids and I had a great experience at the Farm.
    Would love to do more things like this.

    April 10, 2011

  • Michelle A.

    Hey Brad! Yes, of course you can drive up on your own with your sons -- the more, the merrier! We ask that folks arrive no later than 10am for an orientation, welcome, and assignment of projects. And if at all possible, if you guys can stay until 4pm, that would be fabulous. Let me know, so I can count you in for planning of projects and lunch! Thanks and hope to meet you.

    April 2, 2011

  • Brad

    I love the idea, but I wanna bring my 2 teenage sons, are bus tickets mandatory? I can drive up and meet everyone.

    April 2, 2011

  • Michelle A.

    Hey Christian! There will definitely be more farm chores days to come. Stay tuned for announcements to this group. Take care!

    March 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town, but love the idea of this- If there is another opportunity to volunteer in the future, I will do my best to be there! -C

    March 31, 2011

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