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The Kerouac Crusaders: Cross-Country Travelling Volunteers

Crusaders, Erika “Riks” Enriquez and Nicole “Nics” Fleming, are spending the summer of 2014 travelling across the U.S., visiting 15 states in 30 days. Along the way, these two ambitious friends are opening their eyes and minds to discover what their home country has to offer by volunteering at organizations such as Clean the World, Climate Cycle, Cradles to Crayons, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Second Harvest Food Bank, and on Day 14 of their trip, the Accokeek Foundation!

Joining Farmer Holli and Farmhand Mark at the Ecosystem Farm during last week’s Farm Happy Hour, “Nics” and “Riks” learned a great deal about the specific needs of the plants that become our food. They got down and dirty on the farm, helping with seed starting, watering, transplanting basil — for a truly unique volunteer experience on the farm. As a bonus, they got to pick and take home the sweetest strawberries they’ve ever tasted before heading back to their destination in Washington D.C.!

You can learn more about these inspiring ladies from the West Coast on their Crusade Blog where they journal about their experiences, and share videos like this one about Day 14: Volunteering with the Accokeek Foundation.

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