We are having a weekday volunteer event on Thursday, July 21, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are inviting volunteers to come join us in getting seasonal farm chores done outside of our normal u-pick weekend hours. As you might imagine, we have a 'to do' list that is never-ending and calls for additional hands to keep things well-managed, as best we can.
Activities we have tentatively planned include:
spraying compost tea to enrich the microbial life on our fruit trees and grapevines so that they are better-protected from diseases and insects,
hand-weeding between the pomegranate trees and irises along the driveway,
sheet-mulching with wood chips and cardboard to define walkways and discourage annual weeds,
amending trees and shrubs with our "Magic Mix" of organic soil nutrients,
processing and packaging dried herbs for sale in the farm shed,
thinning out the rhubarb bed and potting up some of the rhubarb 'thinnings' for sale,
clearing of wild blackberry vines spreading out beneath the olive trees,
building up a hugel where we will be planting more fruit trees next Winter,
and possibly more, depending on the number of volunteers.
We will provide tools, drinking water, coffee, and light snacks. Participants of all ages and levels of experience can participate. Wear sturdy shoes, garden gloves, a wide-brimmed hat, and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We ask that you sign a release of liability, and we can provide this to you ahead of time so you have a chance to review it before signing.
Please let us know if you will be coming and provide us with your email address We can be reached though our website or by email at Cloverfield@gmail.com.