Friday, June 5, 2009
Hi there, friends. I just wanted to stop by and finally get this blog up and running. I've been wanting to write for some time now, but just have been too swamped with all the planning and paperwork (not to mention that actual fruit picking, trust me I am pushing to get as much done now before loquat season gives way to plum season).
Produce to the People has recently gone much more public, spreading the word about our harvesting service and the youth employment program we are working very diligently towards, and is currently just on the horizon ahead. It seems pertinent now just to check in, say hey, and give you a quick quick update.
We have been jumping some hurdles in regards to insurance and fiscal sponsorship, but have both big steps currently pending. If all this goes through, I'll be set to start the Summer Youth Employment Program at the beginning of July. The youth component is really important to me and the part that I hope eventually becomes the center of the harvest and community garden projects. I'm leery to say much more until it's all signed on the dotted line and set in stone, but after a decent struggle and a few pretty grim moments, the skies are parting and I'm looking up towards all forward motion.
Thanks so much for your interest and support! Stay tuned for more updates!
Posted by lauren at 5:55 PM