It takes an enormous amount of people-power to make an urban farm happen. From prepping the soil, researching and choosing the season’s crops, ordering and picking up supplies, putting young plants in the ground, to keeping them healthy while they grow, then finally harvesting and getting them out into the world – there is plenty to wrangle.
At Seeds of Hope Farm, we are lucky to have a solid core of awesome volunteers who offer part of their Thursday every single week to help the farm succeed. They come from all over the county, but most come from nearby. They receive a box of farm food for coming out to help – but most would tell you they come because they love it here. There is something very special about being on a working farm. The land is always full of life, and the day is intimately connected to the sun or the rain. Having a part to play in the cycle of growth is something to be proud of. And, it results in the creation of one of life’s most treasured gifts – healthy food.Continue reading “Doing What it Takes: The Volunteers of Seeds of Hope Farm”