So, this farming caper is VERY labour intensive and due to a number of factors – no funding to continue to pay our farm manager, 0/8 work for the dole participants – we are relying very much on volunteer labour to get our beds back to planting ready. This Saturday we plan to attack the bed behind our greenhouse and our tunnel house.
We will be onsite between 9 and 2 and would LOVE some help, even if you can only come for an hour or so. Many hands…..
Lovely backyard grown lemons gathered and given | a new Work for the Dole project begun | LOTS of hothouse action | farm tours with kinder kiddies | another super busy few weeks in the emergency food relief hub – we are assisting an average of 200 people each day we open | can you help us fill our pantry by making a monthly donation of $25? We only need 16 people/month to do this to be able to fully stock with pasta, cereal, eggs – the staples we can’t grow ourselves | BIG HUGS to our community – we love being a part of a place that knows kindness.
Another awesome week on The Farm with much growing, gathering and giving. We broke our last week’s Tuesday record of Emergency Food Relief visitors with 73 through the door on Tuesday! Lots of new faces including many young men currently couch surfing or living in cars. We are very pleased that we have been able to create a space that welcomes all.
Work began on the prototype for our new chook house. Give a man with imagination a pile of old tyres and be amazed. We can’t wait to see the end result.
We are also seeing the first berries and strawberries in the garden…..the birds and one particular team member have been enjoying the first spoils. Snooze you loose!
We had Farm visits from the folks at the Wynyard Adult Day Centre and Waterbridge Food Co-Op who came for very different reasons and left with much to think about. We LOVE showing people around our space. If your organisation would like to visit, please do get in touch.