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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!


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.

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!


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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Check out this awesome video of the kids at the Mayview Community Garden doing a rap!

Also, here are some pictures of volunteers and kids from Mayview picking greens, playing with worms, and enjoying time together in the community garden on a nice spring day. Thanks to NC State student and Food Shuttle volunteer photographer, Graham Bruns, for taking the pictures!



View the rest of Graham’s pictures from Mayview Community Garden.

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