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AmeriCorps volunteers help cultivate Yavapai College vineyard

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Pictured from left to right: Mike Dummeyer, Jerome Mayor Nikki Check and Ben Olsen in Plant a Vine Day.

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Pictured from left to right: Mike Dummeyer, Jerome Mayor Nikki Check and Ben Olsen in Plant a Vine Day.

On May 4, the Yavapai County AmeriCorps Project (YCAP) of Community Counts teamed up with AmeriCorps VISTA members from around the state to volunteer at the second annual Plant a Vine Day for Yavapai College. National Service members and community volunteers dug holes and planted grapevines to help complete six acres of the planned 17-acre vineyard.

The annual event drew National Service members from around the state including David Parziale, Director of the Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits VISTA program, and members of Arizona Serve, a statewide VISTA project sponsored by Prescott College.

Community Counts helps create nontraditional solutions to the unique challenges facing communities across Yavapai County.

For more information, contact Paul Kirchgraber, Director of Development, at paul.kirchgraber@yc.edu or 717-7773, about the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College; Maggie Garvey at mgarvey@arizonaserve.org or 848-7868 about Serve Arizona of Prescott College; or Adrienne Martin at amartin@CommunityCountsAZ.org or 301-2387 about the Yavapai County AmeriCorps Project.