News from the Farm Oct 1, 2012 – harvest celebration, potato diggers needed, educational events

Harvest Celebration and Friends of Boulder Knoll Annual Meeting
When: Friday, Oct 5th, 6 pm until 9 pm (or whenever)

What: Bring a dish to share (to feed about 8 people) and a good appetite. Main dishes, side dishes, salads, desserts are welcome. ( fyi: We don’t have any way to heat them up.) Beer and wine too!
We’re also hosting a stuff give-away. If you have a decent item (or 2 or 3!) that you’d like to re-home please bring it to the celebration. Anyone is welcome to bring items or adopt items. No money, no hassle, just a way of finding a good home for something that you don’t need anymore. You just need to take your item back if no one claims it. Put your name on the item somewhere so interested people can talk to you. If you have perennial plant divisions to give away, please bring those too.
Our short and sweet annual meeting includes a short report about the CSA and the education work at the farm, and then the members confirm the selection of new Board members and officers.

WhereBob Giddings’ barn at the top of the hill overlooking the farm. Park at the farm or in Bob’s yard. Look for the signs.

Who: Anyone in any way associated with the farm – volunteers, friends, family, kids!

Help needed at the Farm
We need folks to come on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week between 10 am and 2 pm to dig potatoes and sweet potatoes. If you can’t bend and dig, there are other things to do! Please let Annmarie Golioto amgolioto@cox.netknow you’d like to come.

We also need 3 more adult harvesters and 2 preppers on Saturday morning Oct 6th (and the next 2 weeks for that matter). Someone to staff the share-out would be nice too.

Educational events coming up – check the Boulder Knoll website to RSVP.
Sunday, Oct 14th, 12 noon – 2 pm – Starting an organic garden – How to establish a garden patch now so that it’s ready for planting in the spring. We will all visit a local yard and get our hands dirty preparing that person’s small garden. Brenda’s focus is on soil building and techniques that require the least amount of work. You’ll be equipped to do a similar thing in your yard when you leave.

Friday, Oct 19th, 7 to 9 pm – Star gazing with Bobcat Carruthers. Bobcat, a longtime amateur astronomer, will bring high quality commercial and his own home-made telescopes to show us the moon, star constellations and other celestial bodies. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to sit on and dress warmly. Hot chocolate, anyone?

(These events are free, but if you say you’re coming, let us know if you can’t make it.)

Thank you to Fellis Jordan for a GREAT hypertufa planter workshop. We all went home with 2 free planters. I can’t wait to unwrap mine after it’s cured!

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