Monday, March 5, 2012

Farm Lot 59- Build Day this Saturday

Hello Long Beach Locals-

This weekend is our monthly 2nd Saturday Build Day. We will be at the farm from 9-3.
This month we are wrapping up our greenhouse and starting seeds!

Over the last few months we have been rebuilding our greenhouse. Back in December it was destroyed by a freak wind storm. Kathleen Irvine and Jim Danno saw the devastation and offered up some salvaged windows for our use. With the help of our Build Day crew we have been able to build a new one. The structure is complete but we still need to fix our tables, install and hang our irrigation and get those seeds started.

Its best if you are able to come at the beginning of the event and stay the entire day. If you have to leave early that is ok too, we would still love to have you. Even if you are not mechanical you are still welcome to come and lend a hand. There are always farm chores to get done. If you plan on bringing your kids to the farm please read the children on the farm portion on our website.

We fire up the grill and break for lunch around noon. If you are interested please bring something to throw on the grill, your own utensils, plates etc. If you care to bring something to share you are also welcome to do that.

If you are interested in composting but are unable to do it at home you are welcome to bring your compost to the farm. You can keep a small container on your counter to collect your kitchen scraps and keep a larger 5- gallon bucket under your sink or outside. There are various lids for the buckets that will keep the stink in and the critters out. When you come to the Build Day or to any of our work days (Wed & Fri 9-3) you are welcome to bring your waste. I'll show you where to dispose of it and how to turn the pile. Its a little bit of work but its helping us build our soil and reducing the waste that goes into our garbage. You are also welcome to bring yard clippings and other green waste. It needs to be pesticide and chemical free and chopped into 1" to 2" pieces. Click this link for a list of things you can compost.

And as always help yourself to the mulch pile.

See you this Saturday on the farm.

Sasha Kanno

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