Thursday, April 12, 2012

Busy Week at the Farm

Hand painted signs, courtesy of Dominique

Kaylyn and Tiel (interns) and Jay at last Sunday community meeting

Tiel bringing sifted one year-old horse and steer manure to top-dress our raised beds

Creating paths in the lower field

Raised beds have been created in nearly half of the 7,500sq' lower field!

Today, a 50 foot bed was planted with Russet potatoes (courtesy of Synergia Ranch)

Tiel, Kaylyn and Dominique trying on new bathing suits

Tiel's new abode, courtesy of our friends Paul, Luap and Heather

The interns' lounge

Brian installed a floor and coat rack in the silver shed

Mishra rinsing buckets after a delivery of 800lbs of coffee grounds, courtesy of Ohori's Coffee

Larry (owner of Ark Plumbing), our volunteer plumber, installing the frost free spigots for irrigation

Poki setting the timer for overnight sprinkler irrigation

A propane gas stove (courtesy of Synergia Ranch) for our interns' outdoor kitchen

Receiving our weekly load of compost from Food Depot

Life is good at the farm....

I will be presenting Gaia Gardens at the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission on Tuesday 4/17 at 3:00pm

New Schedule
Farm days for volunteers have been increased to 4 days a week:   
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Note our change of hours as well: 2:00-6:00PM  
(feel free to come at anytime during these hours)

Money Needed to Purchase Irrigation
Our spigots are now installed and water is available to the lower field.  We now need to purchase irrigation material (drip lines and sprinklers) and are looking for $ donations to help purchase approximately $700 of supplies.  Click here to donate 

Person(s) needed to pick up compost at Body and Aztec 3x week (email here if interested)

A small group from Civic Justice Corps will be volunteering every Monday 1:15-3:30pm.  Feel free to join their work party.

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