Schedule of Work Parties on our Public Farmlands

Dear Friends of the Farms Volunteers!

Spring has sprung, the farmers market opened this past Saturday and the veggies are growing quickly!  Friends of the Farms is gearing up for an exciting season of new projects and beloved favorites and we need your help. 

Starting this month, we have scheduled monthly work parties on nearly all of our community's public farmlands.  We're planning to pull invasives, maintain trails, put on the 19th Annual Harvest Fair, and much more.  

See the specifics below for our first work party on April 27th at the M&E Christmas Tree Farm.  And don't forget to add future work parties to your calendar.  We will follow up with specifics for each but be sure to save the date!

When - 
Saturday, April 27th 
9:30-12:30

Where - 
M&E Christmas Tree Farm, at the end of Charles Place off Lovgreen Road

Parking at the main entrance off Charles Place is limited.  We encourage anyone who is able to carpool, walk, or ride bikes, but we will be ready to help coordinate parking as folks arrive.  Overflow parking is available just down the street at the Butler Green Farm CSA pickup.

What - 
We plan to continue pulling scotch broom (also removing existing piles of previously pulled invasives), picking up and removing small trash and debris, and finally seeding nitrogen fixing, biomass producing, pollinator loving ground cover in it's place.  

There will be tasks for all ages!

Friends of the Farms will provide warm, energizing drinks to start the morning off and a some delicious snacks along the way!

What to Bring - 

  • Please wear closed toed, comfortable, and sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and long sleeves.  

  • If you have them bring gloves.  We'll have a limited amount to borrow.  

  • A water bottle, there is no potable water on site.


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Save the Date!
We'll follow up with more details on these future work parties as their dates get closer.

Saturday, May 18th
9:30-12:30
M&E Christmas Tree Farm 

Saturday, June 22nd
9:30-12:30
Johnson Farm

Saturday, July 27th
9:30-12:30
Location TBD

Saturday, August 24th
9:30-12:30
Location TBD

Sunday, September 8th
Harvest Fair Set Up @ Johnson Farm

Saturday, September 14th
Harvest Fair Set Up @ Johnson Farm

Sunday, September 15th
Harvest Fair Set Up @ Johnson Farm

Monday, September 23rd
Harvest Fair Clean Up @ Johnson Farm

Saturday, October 19th
9:30-12:30
Location TBD

We look forward to seeing everyone there!  You can reach out to morgan.houk@friendsofthefarms.org with any questions.

Thank you!
Morgan

Morgan Houk

Program Manager

Friends of the Farms