CROP MOB: SUNDAY, June 12th, 1 to 4pm
We need your help!
Our wheat and oat fields are a-bloom with wild mustard and radish weeds. Rather than continue to grow our weed-seed bank, we'd like to amass a crew of helping hands to remove the weeds from our fields. This is the perfect time for this work, as the flowering plants pull up quite easily, especially while the soil remains somewhat moist. It is also crucial to get in there before the grains themselves start "heading up", as grains won't appreciate the disturbance once they turn their energy to procuding seed.
A CROP MOB is simply a new name for an old-fashioned work party. We are continuously astounded by the truth of that age-old adage - many hands make light work. A seemingly overwhelming task can become a community-building, spirit-lifting, friend-making, body-energizing, heart-opening opportunity to connect with the land, your food source, and the community of people that make good food happen. Because it really does take a community...
Here's the plan:
12:45p: arrive and park; carpooling appreciated
1p: a walkabout and Shakefork mini-tour
2-4p: CROP MOB in the wheat and oat fields
Please RSVP so we know how many to expect... thank you!
Also, we recommend wearing sturdy shoes or rain boots, work gloves, and good work clothes. Bring personal water and snacks as needed. Kids are welcome if under attentive parent supervision. And finally, please leave your dogs at home, as we have lots of free-ranging birds on the property.
THANK YOU all!