Monday, January 24, 2011

Recent Volunteer Sessions.

Once again we'd like to say a massive thank-you to all the volunteers who come and help on the farm, without whom not only would we struggle to do all the work necessary to make the farm a success, but we'd have almost no reason for existing in the first place. As a community farm we strive to involve the community in all we do, and we are here for the community, so when volunteers turn up to lend a hand it gives our work purpose, and we love having you here!

Building tree-bogs with Rob, Adam, Andrew and Bob.
Over the past two volunteer sessions, we have cracked on with building the tree-bogs (see previous blog entry about this funky kind of compost-toilet), cut salad bags for Penzance Farmer's Market (held every Friday 09:00 to 14:00 at St. John's Hall), and cut back encroaching brambles on the field boundaries.
Bob, Kent and Kate loving cutting back those brambles.
Upcoming volunteer sessions will involve digging the vegetable beds (once the ground has dried out a bit more) to sow peas and broad beans, and to plant potatoes, shallots and onions. We will also be aiming to finish the tree-bogs by the end of January ready for willow coppice to be planted around them on February 1st. If any of these tasks appeal to you, please drop in to our volunteer sessions, 10:00 till 15:00 Thursdays and 13:00 till 17:00 Saturdays. As daylight increases and more sowing of crops gets under way, we will be adding new times to these, so please watch this space for more details.
Deb cutting baby-leaf chard in the polytunnel.

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