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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call August 17, 2010


The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Harrison Branch Public Library will host a FREE showing of the food documentary, “FRESH” on Thursday, August 19 at 6:30pm at the Richard B. Harrison Library 1313 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610. This documentary is making Americans ‘THINK” about where our food comes from, how we get it and what’s in the food we eat. “FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. We hope you can c’mon out and join us for this fun event!

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS

Food Shuttle Farm,

Looking for something fun to do during the week? Sun and Steven are at the farm most mornings and late afternoons. Email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org)  for more information.

Work day, Saturday between 9a-2p (4505 Tryon Road)

      • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
      • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

Community Gardens

Neighbor 2 Neighbor             Tuesday               from      8:30a-9:30a

Mayview                                     Wednesday       from      8:30a-9:30a

Alliance                                       Thursday             from      4:00-5:00p

      • We really need help watering & keeping the weeds out of the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
      • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
      • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)

The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help on Friday from 9a-12p and Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help Saturday from 9a-12p.

Directions to Irvin Learning Farm:
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

Food Shuttle Culinary Garden

We’re looking for a few good gardeners that can help us grow our Food Shuttle Garden! Culinary Job Training Program students and Operation Frontline class participants use herbs and produce from this garden to learn how to incorporate healthy, fresh ingredients into their recipes. The Food Shuttle garden is open during our business hours (Mon-Fri 8a-4p and Sat 8a-noon). Please email Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help!

PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

BackPack Buddies Food Drive this Thursday!

Please join us this Thursday from 6a-6p at Crabtree Mall and Cary Crossroads for the Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM BackPack Buddies Food Drive.


GARDEN SUPPLIES

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

Hope to see you at FRESH!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call August 10, 2010

The Food Shuttle has several exciting events coming up and we would love for you to join us! Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM BackPack Buddies Food Drive, An Alice Affair, and Fox 50 Family Fun Fest & The Great American Tobacco Duck Race. Click on the links to get involved.

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS

Food Shuttle Farm,

Looking for something fun to do during the week? Sun and Steven are at the farm most mornings and late afternoons. Email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org)  for more information.

Work day, Saturday between 9a-Noon (4505 Tryon Road)

      • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
      • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Community Gardens

Work times have changed!

Neighbor 2 Neighbor             Tuesday               from      10a-11:30a

Mayview                                     Wednesday       from      8:00a-9:00a

Alliance                                       Thursday             from      4:00-5:00p

      • We really need help watering & keeping the weeds out of the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
      • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
      • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)

The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help on Friday from 9a-12p and Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help Saturday from 9a-12p.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

Looking for a fun challenge? Pledge to eat locally grown food!

Go to www.nc10percent.com, set up an account and pledge to eat 10% locally grown NC food. Chances are you’re probably eating more local food than you think and if you’re not, then this is your opportunity to support NC farmers! Spread the word and tell your friends and family to eat local!

GARDEN SUPPLIES

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

Have a great week and stay cool!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew Call August 3, 2010

During August we’re taking extra care not to over work ourselves or you, our amazing volunteers, during the hottest times of the day. Please make sure to contact Sun & Steven if you are heading to the farm and take note that all garden activities will be held during morning hours!

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS:

Food Shuttle Farm

Looking for something fun to do during the week? Sun and Steven are at the farm most mornings and late afternoons. Email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org)  for more information.

Work day, Saturday between 9a-Noon (4505 Tryon Road)

      • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
      • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Community Gardens

Work times have changed!

Neighbor 2 Neighbor             Tuesday               from      10a-11:30a

Mayview                                     Wednesday       from      8:30a-10a

Alliance                                       Thursday             from      8:30a-10a

      • We really need help watering & keeping the weeds out of the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
      • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
      • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)

The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help on Friday from 9a-12p and Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help Saturday from 9a-12p.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

Looking for a fun challenge? Pledge to eat locally grown food!

Go to www.nc10percent.com, set up an account and pledge to eat 10% locally grown NC food. Chances are you’re probably eating more local food than you think and if you’re not, then this is your opportunity to support NC farmers! Spread the word and tell your friends and family to eat local!


GARDEN SUPPLIES:

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

See you at the farm and/or gardens!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call July 27, 2010

What a great turnout last Sunday! A BIG thank you to all the Crop Mobbers that helped at Irvin Learning Farm last weekend! Steven will be working at Irvin Hill every Saturday from 9a-noon so please email him if you’re able to help. Please see our other volunteer opportunities below.

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS:

Food Shuttle Farm

  • Looking for something fun to do during the week? Sun and Steven are at the farm most mornings and late afternoons. Email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org)  for more information.

Work day, Saturday between 9a-Noon (4505 Tryon Road)

  • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
  • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Mayview                     Wednesday       from      4-5:00pm

Alliance                        Thursday             from      4-5:00pm

  • We really need help watering & keeping the weeds out of the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
  • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
  • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

  • Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)
    • The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help on Friday from 9a-12p and Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help Saturday from 9a-12p.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

  • The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.
    • If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

Wake County Farmer’s Market Survey

  • Advocates for Health in Action is currently conducting a survey regarding Wake County Farmer’s Markets.  This data will be a tremendous help to them as they continue to address the issue of access to fresh, local produce. Please take the time to complete this survey and pass it on to ALL of your networks such as neighborhood associations, worksites, places of worship, etc. SURVEY link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJX52BW

FARM & GARDENS BLOG

Keep up with what’s going on with our Farm & Gardens and PAR programs through the IFFS blog farmsandgardens.wordpress.com.  Use the blog to check out weekly ripe recipes, find yourself in photos of weekly crew calls, hear from other volunteers, and stay up to date with activities at IFFS.  Let us know if you’re interested in contributing to the blog!

GARDEN SUPPLIES

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

Have a great week!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call July 20, 2010

The Crop Mob is back! Join Steven Horton and other Crob Mobbers as they descend on Irvin Learning Farm this Saturday from 8a-noon! Click here for the Facebook event. The Food Shuttle will provide a light lunch in exchange for your hard work. Please RSVP to Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) by Friday at 5 so he knows how much food to provide.  We’re also hosting our regular Saturday work day at the Food Shuttle Farm. It’s going to be hot out so make sure to dress appropriately, stay hydrated and bring a light snack!

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS:

Food Shuttle Farm:

  • Looking for something fun to do during the week? Sun and Steven are at the farm most mornings and late afternoons. Email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org)  for more information.
  • Work day, Saturday between 9a-2p (4505 Tryon Road)
    • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
    • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Community Gardens Work times

  • Neighbor 2 Neighbor                    Tuesday               4-5:00pm
  • Mayview                                            Wednesday       4-5:00pm
  • We really need help watering the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
  • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
  • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

  • Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)
    • The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help on Friday from 9a-12p and Steven (steven.p.horton@gmail.com) if you can help Saturday from 8a-12p.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

The Garden Edge

A huge thank you to Chris Martin, president of East Edge LLC, for donating a few of his amazing Garden Edge tools this past week to the Food Shuttle Farm and Community Garden projects. Our community gardens are looking better than ever and almost completely weed free! Your garden can be too! Don’t believe it?! Check out our recent blog and see for yourself.

PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

Our PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s Trading Co. If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

Wake County Farmer’s Market Survey

Advocates for Health in Action is currently conducting a survey regarding Wake County Farmer’s Markets.  This data will be a tremendous help to them as they continue to address the issue of access to fresh, local produce. Please take the time to complete this survey and pass it on to ALL of your networks such as neighborhood associations, worksites, places of worship, etc. SURVEY link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJX52BW


GARDEN SUPPLIES:

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

Stay cool out there!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call July 13-

We’re in the midst of the summer harvest and bringing truckloads of produce every week! Squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes and okra are ripe for the pickin’! So c’mon out to the farm during the week to help us harvest. We’ll also be doing some general farm maintenance and need help tidying up the greenhouse. Please make sure to email Sun if you are coming out to help (9-1p and again from 4:30-6, sometimes until 8p). Whether you’re helping at the farm or in the community gardens, please make sure to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, bug spray and even a granola bar or light snack to help keep you going!

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS:

  • Farm, Work day, Saturday between 9a-2p (4505 Tryon Road)
    • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
    • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor                    Tuesday               4-5:00pm

Mayview                                            Wednesday       4-5:00pm

Alliance Medical Ministry           Thursday             4-5:00pm

  • We really need help watering the gardens! If you can volunteer on a different day or time, please email Amanda.
  • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
  • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

  • Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)
    • The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. Regular volunteer times are available on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9a-12p. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

  • PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!
    • The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s Trading Company.
    • If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

GARDEN SUPPLIES:

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

See you at the farm or gardens!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call July 6, 2010

We’re getting back into the swing of things after enjoying the holiday weekend. As always we’d love to have your help in the gardens or at the farm during the week. Please make sure to email Sun if you are coming out to help (9-1p and again from 4-6, sometimes until 8p). Whether you’re helping at the farm or in the community gardens, please make sure to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen (bug spray if you are working in the gardens!) and even a granola bar or light snack to help keep you going!

VOLUNTEER TIMES & EVENTS:

  • Farm, Work day, Saturday between 9a-2p (4505 Tryon Road)
    • We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!
    • There’s so much to harvest! Zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, eggplant!
    • Reserve your spot with Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor                    Tuesday               4-5:00pm

Mayview                                            Wednesday       4-5:00pm

Alliance Medical Ministry           Thursday             5-6:00pm

  • If you’d like to help in the gardens but our scheduled times do not fit in your schedule, please let Amanda know!
  • We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda (Amanda@foodshuttle.org) if you can help.
  • Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence.  The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

  • Irvin Learning Farm, 9a-12p (2912B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill)
    • The Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy are starting a new teaching farm at TLC’s Irvin Learning Farm outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. and we need your help! We’re installing 1/2 acre of vegetables on new land at Irvin Hill and plan to expand this teaching operation to include vegetable production, permaculture and rotation grazing for small farm animal production. Regular volunteer times are available on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9a-12p. If you live near Chapel Hill this is a great opportunity to help start a teaching farm from the ground up.  Please email Sun (sun@foodshuttle.org) if you are able to help.

Directions
From Chapel Hill: Go west on NC 54 Bypass and take the Jones Ferry Road exit. Turn left onto Jones Ferry Road and follow 3.6 miles to the Irvin Learning Farm sign on the left. Follow the signs indicating the gravel driveway on the left.  Go past the barns and house, take the next dirt path on the left. The garden is down the hill.

  • PAR (Plant a Row) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!
    • The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS.  We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.
    • If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at don@foodshuttle.org.

GARDEN SUPPLIES:

We are still in need of hand-tool donations.  We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (rgsjrs@aol.com)

Have a great week!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine

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