Farm Meetings & Work Days

For weekly updates on Farm Meetings and Work Sessions, please email please email HSCF208@gmail.com!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9:00 to 11:00 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 2021 Season

Farm Notes 4/2/2021
Friday, May 7, 2021

Fellow Farmers,
We will be working at the Farm on Monday April 5 from 4-6. There is a link at the end of this email you can click to get to our sign up. There are 12 spots available.
Tasks for Monday include:
•         Planting onions and leeks in Owl field
•         Placing drip lines and marking the planted rows in Owl field
•         Move compost by rhubarb and raspberries to use in Children’s Garden
•         Loosening the soil in the children’s garden area and applying compost and Langbeinite.
•         Leveling children’s garden area for planting
•         Planting beets, arugula, chard, lettuce and cilantro
•         Removing covers from rosemary, tarragon and zaatar
•         Taking straw from the asparagus perimeter and putting it on the walking paths
 

 

Farm Notes 5/7/2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
Our work session this week will be Monday May 10 from 6pm to 8pm. At the end of this email there is a link for you to sign up to work. We will be working on the following tasks:
  • Removing rhubarb flowers
  • Continue weeding future green bean area
  • Prepping area for tomatoes and basil
  • Weeding and spreading bark in lavender area
  • Remove bindweed from main walking path 
  • Weeding area between garlic and rhubarb
  • Dig out white top between onions and main path-put in the trash not compost
  • Harvest rhubarb
Workers can harvest chives, lovage and rosemary to take home. Please remember:
  • Mask optional per new CDC guidelines but please maintain social distancing
  • No children at this time
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance when working
  • Bring a bag to take home anything we may harvest
  • Check your email 30 minutes before heading to the farm in case of weather cancellations

Work Sign Up

Click this link to see our sign up on Signup.com:

 
Review the options listed (occasionally we have more than one) and choose the spot(s) you like.
 
Sign up! It’s Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com
 
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.
 
Farm Notes 4/30/2021
Friday, May 7, 2021

Our work session this week will be Monday May 3rd from 6pm to 8pm.  We will continue with our weeding and bark spreading this week. At the end of this email there is a link for you to sign up to work.

 We will be working on the following tasks:

  • Finish weeding area for beans and cucumbers
  • Finish weeding garlic
  • Weed path between garlic and rhubarb
  • Finish weeding in the lavender area, then spread new bark
  • Spread bark on children’s garden paths and other paths as needed 
  • Apply langbeinite to lilies
  • Harvest rhubarb

We will continue to harvest chives, lovage and rosemary for workers to take home.
Please remember:

  • MASK optional per new CDC guidelines but please maintain social distancing
  • No children at this time
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance when working
  • Bring a bag(s) to take home anything we may harvest
  • Check your email 30 minutes before heading to the farm in case of weather cancellations
Farm Notes 4/5/21
Friday, May 7, 2021

Due to the wind we had to cancel Monday night’s work session. We are having a pop-up planting party on Wednesday, April 7 from 11 am – 1 pm. The forecast is for minimal wind so we should be able to get all our tiny seeds planted without them blowing away. There is a link at the end of this email you can click to get to our sign up.
Our tasks this week include:

  • Planting onions, leeks, beets, arugula, chard, lettuce and cilantro
  • Moving compost
  • Preparing children’s garden for planting
  • Removing covers from herbs
  • Moving used straw to the walking paths

 
Please remember:

  • MASK REQUIRED to protect yourself and others
  • No children at this time
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance when working
  • Check your email 30 minutes before heading to the farm in case of weather cancellations

 

FARM NOTES 3/23/2021
Friday, May 7, 2021

We are excited to start planting seeds at the community farm. We have had a group of volunteers who helped prep our raspberry and blackberry areas for the season and with that task nearly completed we are ready to focus on other areas of the farm.  We will be working at the farm on Monday, March 22 from 4-6. We will once again be using Sign.com for volunteers to sign up to work.  Knowing who is coming and how many people are coming in advance helps us plan better work sessions. There will be 12 spaces available for Monday. Tasks for Monday include:

  • Planting sugar snap peas, spinach, carrots, radishes, and cilantro
  • Cleaning up dead rhubarb leaves and side dressing rhubarb with compost
  • Raking the straw back from the garlic and side dressing with cow manure
  • Placing new Netafim lines in raspberry and blackberry areas-bring heavy gloves and wear long sleeves for this task
  • Assorted tasks in Children’s Garden area
  • Weeding in various areas in preparation for spring planting

Please remember to:

  • Wash your hands right before arrival as water is OFF at the farm
  • Bring hand sanitizer if you have it
  • MASK REQUIRED to protect yourself and others
  • No children at this time
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance when working
  • Check your email 30 minutes before heading to the farm in case of cancellations

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