Volunteer at the Community Farm on March 11

The Community Farm has new leadership this year and are excited to start planting their fields and providing education to Santa Fe.  Home Grown New Mexico will hold one volunteer day and one class each month and you can join us on Sunday, March 11 from 10am-2pm. No experience is necessary. You can also contact them and volunteer at on other days. We will be planting the fields, working in the new greenhouse, helping with compost and other farm activities. They also have a Spring Break Farm Camp for 1st through 6th graders. See the message below from Linda Marple.

From Community Farm

Hello, farm fans and supporters!  I’d like to give you all the latest news from the Community Farm!  You’ll find attached the flyer announcing our first Spring Break Farm Camp March 14-16.  We’re really excited about this project, brainchild of one of our volunteers, Andrew Rodke.  I invite you to join us if you have an interest in being around 1st through 6th graders for three days!  We are working on the program and will soon have a functional registration page on our website.  Feel free to pass the word along to friends and family.

Our greenhouse has been started, though weather has delayed its completion.  We are in the process of leveling the floor; after that, Scott Gamble will be back out to help us build the end walls and install the plastic sheeting.  We can’t wait to get our seeds started in it!
AND speaking of starting!  Next week, we will begin direct sowing seed!  Our beds need to be raked into formation first but that will be our job Monday, maybe Tuesday.  First up is our huge stash of peas, followed by greens and spinach, and all our brassicas.  Does anyone have any fresh brussel sprout seed they would like to donate?  I’ve never grown them and would like to try.  We are also in great GREAT need of a large volume (or any volume, for that matter) of 6 foot trellis netting or twine or… SOMETHING to give our peas climbing assistance.  And posts – t posts, bamboo poles, willow switches, anything small but rigidly upright.  If you can donate any of these items, I would be happy to give you a tax donation letter.  And, as always, you are welcome to come out and get your hands dirty!
Join us next Sunday, March 11 between 10am and 2pm to volunteer and tour the farm- especially to those parents who would like to sign their child/children up for Spring Break Farm Camp.  Stop by and see our beautiful fields and greenhouse!
Sincerely,

Linda Marple

Executive Director
Santa Fe Community Farm
1829 San Ysidro Crossing
Santa Fe, NM  87507
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