Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PttP Youth, Plums Forever, and the Free Farm!

Our current summer youth program continues to be awesome! Jaime, Isaac and Jason are doing an amazing job harvesting fruit, just last Friday we harvested over 200 lbs of plums in a few hours! A special moment for me was that Jaime took the initiative to spread the word about PttP outside of work and met someone with a plum tree that we could harvest. I think this speaks greatly to the bridges we can make in our community just by talking about what we're doing and how we can support each other.

A million thanks to everyone who has opened their homes and gardens so farm and shared their bounty, diverted waste, and helped get fresh food to folks in need in our community.


Also this past week, we got to spend a little more time at the Free Farm, helping with the harvest, and putting some much needed attention towards the composting toilet. Jason and Jaime are naturally adept builders (and demolition-ers) and put a lot of work in prying apart pallet wood an repurposing it to skin the outhouse (which had been studded out by PttP's handy carpenter program assistant Case, and our good friend and dedicated Free Farmer, Steve).

The outhouse is about 1/3 covered at this point, and is looking rustic and beautiful. You can come help or check it out on Wednesday and Saturday workdays, and as always, can find out more about the Free Farm and the collective of folks that organize it at www.thefreefarm.org.

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