Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We {heart} summer fruit harvests!!!

We're super excited about the summertime harvests starting up.  We've already begun harvesting left over winter fruits and even summer plums!
Make sure to check out the newest blog post from our friend Tree of the Free Farm Stand about Fruit Picking Time.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gold Bar Wednesday Fundraiser!

Hi everyone!

On June 30th, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Produce to the People will be the beneficiary of a Gold Bar Wednesday fundraiser at The Triple Crown.  Here's a link to a google map of the locale!

Here's the deal:  Gold Bar sets up the event with the bar so that for every person that walks in the door, $5 is donated directly to Produce to the People.  You don't have to stay long, and you don't even have to drink, just walk in the door, and Bam! you've just donated $5 to Produce to the People.  

We'll use that money for all kinds of expenses.  Expenses like Canning Jars for jams and preserves made from locally gleaned fruit, an aluminum orchard ladder, fixing up our bike cart to haul fruit, harvest tools, and insurance that lets us do our Summer Youth Employment and Education Program.

Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Composting Toilet Construction at the Free Farm.

The past few Wednesday workdays Steve and I have been building an outhouse for a composting toilet for the Free Farm.  It's been a crash course in simple construction that I've really enjoyed so far.  I'll make sure to put up some pictures soon showing our construction process, and the finished product in time for a free composting toilet workshop June 19th at the Free Farm.  Details below!

As many of you know, the Free Farm has no toilet or sewer connection. Laura Allen, of Greywater Action, will help us solve this problem by plumbing a composting toilet to be used by volunteers. Come help and learn about ecological toilets, that use no water and return nutrients to the earth. We'll finish construction on a urine-diverting composting toilet, discuss health and safety, codes and regulations, the benefits of composting toilets, and how to maintain a well-functioning toilet.

Date: June 19th
Time: 1pm - 4pm.
Cost: Free.

RSVP: Please send a brief email with the number of people coming to help Laura plan: info@greywateraction.org