Dear Friends of the Farm,
We still have so much happening so please mark your calendars!
1. Cold Frame Workshop – September 18th
2. Cultural Days – September 24-26
3. Applepalooza – October 3rd
Cold Frame Workshop – Saturday, Sept 18th 10am-12pm
Cost: $5 (free for youth)
“Gardeners should dedicate a monument to the cold frame. It is the simplest, most flexible, and most successful low-tech tool for modifying the garden climate.”
-Elliot Coleman, “The New Organic Grower’s Four-Season Harvest”
Learn how to build a coldframe, a simple wooden box with glass/plastic top, that can extend your growing season through the winter.This workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to help build a coldframe – no experience with tools or carpentry necessary. The sample cold frames built in this workshop will be used on the Sharing Farm and in the Terra Nova Schoolyards gardens.
Please bring tools if you have them (but don’t worry if you don’t): hammer, battery drill (with robertson bit, and drill bits), hand saw or circular power saw, tape measure.
If you have the following supplies to donate to this workshop, please contact kimi at firstname.lastname@example.org
-poly (plastic, greenhouse thickness) 4’x8′ pieces
-tempered glass panels or old storm windows
-rigid plastic panels (instead of glass)
-hinges (approx. 3″-5″)
-weather coated screws, 3″ – 3.5″
As part of a nation-wide event, Terra Nova Park celebrates Cultural Days from September 24-26th with an ode to bread & garlic. Come by the farm and participate in garlic planting or some bread making in our new cob oven. We will have staff to walk you through your garlic planting questions and you’ll hopefully be able to sample some bread fresh out of the oven. Best time to visit is between 10am-2pm.
Join the Sharing Farm Team as we celebrate all things apple at the inaugural Applepalooza Festival at The Orchard, located at the south end of Gilbert Rd, just before the Dyke. We’ll have apples to sample, games to play in the orchard & BBQ salmon on the grill by donation. All proceeds go to the Richmond Sharing Farm which helps to grow food for the Richmond Food Bank. If you can, please ride your bike or carpool to the site.