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San Francisco: CC Cares Day at Vida Verde

Event Description - San Francisco: CC Cares Day at Vida Verde
CC Cares 2013 Volunteer at Vida Verde

Have fun hanging out with CC alumni and doing some work to benefit Educational Equity in the Outdoors!

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Includes lunch!
(Projects begin at 11 a.m. Please arrive early to park, label tools, and greet friends.)

Event takes place at Vida Verde’s office and coastal farm location:
Hidden Creek
3540 La Honda Road
San Gregorio, CA 94074

We are about an hour from most Bay Area locations.

About Vida Verde:
Vida Verde is a nonprofit that promotes educational equity by providing free overnight environmental learning experiences for students who don’t otherwise get the opportunity. Vida Verde was founded in 2001 by two Colorado College grads, Shawn Sears '98 and Laura Dickerson Sears '99. Other CC alumni of the organization: Harn Soper '71, Andrew Usher '00, and Scott Bryan '01 are board members; Reggie Yemma '08, Nate Hausman '04, Melissa Morris '05, and Brenna Chase '02 are former staff members. Ben Schleifer '06 is a new hire for the next school year.

What folks will do:
Light-to heavy-duty projects including gazebo painting/sealing, tree planting, landscaping, garden work, garden-sign painting, and wooden name tag making. We’ll take a break for a delicious lunch at 1 p.m.

What to bring:
Friends, prospective students, tools, work gloves, a water bottle or anything off the 
V.V. wish list that you’d like to donate. If you have extra tools to share for the day -- hammers, tape measures, drills, knives, and shovels -- bring them along. Wear your country clothes and shoes. We have a few extra pairs of gloves if you don't have your own.

If you’d like to camp out on the farm on Friday or Saturday night, we’ve got lots of space. There is an outdoor kitchen, out house, campfire circle, and hot tub for your use. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to camp out.

Vida Verde's pet policy:
We're a cat friendly site, so feel free to bring yours if you like! Also fish, hamsters, goats, chickens and llamas welcome. (Dogs should be left at home for this one.) 

Please RSVP to (650) 747-9288 or email:
On the day of the event call the same number if you have questions.

Breakfast suggestion spots:
Blue Sky Café in Half Moon Bay has organic eggs, charm, and is a native plants nursery.
Duarte’s in Pescadero has nationally known hometown seafood, artichokes, soup and pie. (650) 879-0464.
3-Zero Café in Half Moon Bay
Buck’s of Woodside
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Jody Peterman
(650) 747-9288
 Secondary Contact
Shawn Sears '98
(650) 747-9288
Date & Location
Date: 6/15/2013
Time: 10:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Vida Verde at Hidden Creek
From the north or east, pass through Half Moon Bay (either via Highway 92 or Highway 1).  From HMB, go south on 1 and then east on 84.  If you choose Highway 84 through Woodside (GPS might suggest another way), prepare for a very curvy road and extra driving. (Be careful NOT to come to our other location, known as the “camp” at 5360 La Honda road-NO ONE WILL BE THERE.)