Farm Meetings & Work Days

One work session on Monday June 29nd from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor's Order to Self Isolate:

  • Work parties will be limited in size, to no more than 4 volunteers per session
  • Volunteers will need to sign up in advance for a work party slot
  • Strict social distancing, disinfecting procedures, and health practices will be observed

Monday will continue to be the primary day for Work Parties, with up to three sessions each Monday (dependent on number of available volunteers).

However,  meeting schedules and times are subject to change from week to week, based on our city's and community's response to the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

The Farm

 

Farm Committee and Volunteers

WHEN:  Until restrictions associated with responding to the Coronavirus pandemic response have been lifted,  the schedule for Farm Group work sessions will be announced weekly.

When life returns to normal, we will again start meeting on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the garden shed!  Please note during the summer heat, July and August, the Group will meet Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

WHERE:  The garden shed is located down the walking path at the intersection of 7th and Banker, or via the gravel farm road off Farm Court near the Community Barn. Upon arrival, ask to speak with one of the four 2020 Leadership Team members (Cheryl Cook, Laurel Dow,  Sharon Halvorsen, or Sallie Morse) to get started.  Look for ladies wearing very colorful hat bands!

For more information about the farm, please email us at HSCF208@gmail.com or HSTA@hiddensprings.com.

Farm Notes 2020 Season

Farm Notes 7/18/2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

It’s never too late to come volunteer at the Farm!  If you’ve been thinking about helping out at the Farm - now is the time.

One of the most popular crops is our raspberries.  Repeat Farm volunteers have the opportunity to self-harvest raspberries, on your own schedule - at no cost.  This year, because of COVID-19, we expect that the Raspberry U-Pick activities will have to be cancelled. Therefore, the only chance for you to enjoy our delectable, delicious raspberries will be to harvest your own raspberries as a Farm volunteer.

To be eligible to self-harvest raspberries (later in August and  September), you only have to volunteer at two work sessions.  Even if you have not volunteered at all this season, you should be able to squeeze in two sessions between now and the  raspberry season.

Just so you are aware — COVID-19 has forced us to change many practices: Adults only, no children. You must sign-up in advance so we can control attendance.  Use of face-masks is now required when 6’ social distance cannot be maintained. But, it’s still fun and a good workout.

Here is the link to Monday’s upcoming work session. If you are hungry for fresh raspberries, please think about joining us a couple times over the next 6-8 weeks!  We’d love to see some new faces.

Please click here to sign up for Monday’s session:  https://signup.com/go/EHCpotS. There are still a few spaces left.

Farm Notes 6/28/2020
Monday, June 29, 2020

Once again, there will be one work session on Monday June 29nd from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. 

The chores for next  week include weeding  (main path, perennial row, and rhubarb), trimming back chives and parsley, and continuing to train  raspberry vines to grow behind the trellis wire. 

Also Tuesday June 30th is the LAST DAY to harvest rhubarb.  If you don’t have enough in your freezer to make it through the summer & fall — and have volunteered this season — now’s  your last chance to harvest another 2-3 pounds.

Please click here to sign up for Monday’s session:  https://signup.com/go/QKxuYZC

As a reminder - Work Sessions are limited to Adults only.

Even though our farm chores most always allow you to work more than 6’ away from other volunteers, we ask that you use a face mask when your activities result in you being closer to others than the preferred social distance “rule of thumb.”

 

FARM COMPOST STATION CLOSED NOW THROUGH SPRING 2021
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The water to the Community Farm is being shut off today with sub-freezing temperatures are nearly upon us.  This means that our neighborhood Compost Station must cease operation - and it is now shut down until Spring 2021. Please DO NOT dump any more food or waste at the community farm until further notice!

Farm Documents

2020
Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 Farm Appointed Members

2019
Friday, January 24, 2020
2019 Farm Appointed Members  
2018
Friday, December 21, 2018

2018 Farm Report

2017
Friday, December 21, 2018