They've been pretty informal so far, but we're looking to add real workshops (know of anyone we should contact for permaculture/organic agriculture trainings?), and have things be more organized. So, to that end, I wanted to let people know what's happening this Saturday, April 24th.
On Earth Day, we got a donation of 42 fruit trees. As we all know, fruit trees are wonderful, and this represents a valuable addition to the farm. But most of them still need to be planted, and they can't hang out in their mineral root-preserving solution forever. So we're looking for helping planting apple, peach, and plum trees, we maybe even know where they should go...
We're looking at seriously planting the garden beds in early May, but there's still a lot of weeding to do. I know, lots of fun, but we could use your help if you're willing. We also need to analyze and repair the drip irrigation system before it gets too hot, and anyone interested in this could get started this weekend if they wanted to (we could definitely use experienced help with this).
A new goat pen is being built in the middle of the field where they can get at a huge number of new blackberry shoots. They eat these things like candy, but the second half of the fence still needs setting up.
Ground has been broken on the community sauna site, but it needs more grading and preparation. We could also use help with fundraising to meet the material costs.
This is all I can think of right now, there's probably more, and on a seven acre farm, there's always the possibilities of the infinite. And the state park right next door to wander around in. But the fun starts around 10-11am, and lasts as long as you want it to.
Check out our website, farm.truffula.net (on the left side of the front page), for biking, driving, and bussing directions on how to get out to the farm, and ask while you're out there for additional suggestions. You can always call, at 244-1776. Hope to see you, this weekend or the next!