Successful Volunteer Day!

L to R: Justin Dansby, Jennifer Kukavica, Ina Philips, Shannan Huff, Tom Blum

If you haven’t heard, we’re taking volunteers every Thursday from either 9 till 11am or from 1 to 3pm.  We had a great turnout for our first volunteer day despite the freezing weather.

At 9am on the farm, we were hoping for a balmy, sunny morning but instead we had 28 degree temps.  All the folks that RSVPed ended up braving the weather…some even walked to the farm!

We decided to keep our work inside the warm greenhouse even though our fearless volunteers had enough layers on to be comfortable outdoors.  We first mixed up a big batch of potting soil and then processed about 200 luffa gourds that had been drying in the greenhouse since last fall.  We sat around on buckets, emptying seeds, shucking the gourds, and telling stories…getting to know one another.  Good times!

The afternoon warrior was actually a friends’ mother-in-law.  He didn’t even tell us that she was coming.  She was great!  It was windy and cold and we managed to plant a ton of green garlic and dig over 120 lbs of sunchokes.  Carol had lots of previous gardening experience and she was up for anything.

If you’re interested in visiting us on any Thursday, please email us at to let us know you’re coming (so we can plan effectively) and we’ll have a great time in the garden.

Thanks to everyone that joined us!

One response to “Successful Volunteer Day!

  1. NIce Paige,great idea, I may have to organize some day. I will keep up with you now via your blog.
    Good to see you at the conference, which we saw more of each other.
    good luck this season,

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