Fall Fair held in Becker’s Gardens & Greenway
Published on: November 4, 2019
Becker College’s FFA Chapter recently hosted a Fall Fair on the College’s new Gardens & Greenway, at 69 Sever Street on the Worcester Campus. The event was free and open to everyone.
According to Becker College student Kaitlyn Dobbert, president of the Becker FFA Chapter, the fair was “designed to welcome the Becker community and the local community to Becker’s new Gardens & Greenway, a place where students and the people of Worcester can enjoy the outdoors within the city.”
While the Becker FFA Chapter spearheaded the Fall Fair, many of Becker student organizations participated and took the opportunity to showcase club activities. There were also a variety of activities including lawn games like corn hole and potato sack races, along with face and rock painting. In addition, there were snacks and refreshments available and prizes to be won.
Becker College Professor Nuno Carreiro, who is the FFA Chapter’s advisor explained that the fair was “a way to engage the campus and surrounding communities with Becker College—specifically, to showcase and promote the use of the College’s new Gardens & Greenway on the Worcester Campus.”
The mission of the FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is to promote agricultural education and student leadership. With the support of the Massachusetts State Grange, they have helped to bring the Gardens & Greenway’s project to fruition.
“The Becker Chapter has played an important role in helping the College obtain the grant funding that was used and still being used to construct and beautify the new Gardens & Greenway,” Carreiro said.