Volunteers Dig in At JK Community Farm

The JK Community Farm entered its second planting season with an all-hands-in-the-field approach.

More than 100 volunteers gathered at the Airmont-area farm May 18 for the first Plant-a-Thon. The crew planted 9,000 seeds of a variety of vegetables on seven acres.

The farm began last year when JK Moving CEO Chuck Kuhn wanted to expand the breadth of his family and company’s philanthropic investments. After purchasing the 150-acre property and putting it into conservation easement, four acres were initially used to grow more than 16 types of chemical free vegetables. In addition, the Kuhn family donated beef, pork, and venison. Volunteers help maintain the farm, which produced the equivalent of 25,000 meals for those facing food insecurity in Loudoun County last year. The farm donates the food to nonprofit partners, including Loudoun Hunger Relief, Fairfax-based Food for Others and Arlington Food Assistance Center.

 

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