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Dear Friends of The Sharing Farm,

Potluck this ThursdayWhat an amzing year its been so far! Probably our best year yet in terms of yields in the fields. This is the last week that the interns, Gary, Claire and Sasha are full time. Gary and Claire are heading back to University, even though we begged them to drop out. Sasha and Gary will continue on part time throughout September as we have sooo much food in the fields. They have been such an amazing farm crew, so commited to making sure there is good abundance going to all of our partners and to making sure all of our volunteers efforts go to best use. I hope they return!
 
This year has been so abundant with volunteers, so many high school students. There is a posse of about 10 of them that show up at 9am and work till noon most days of the week. So many volunteers from Turning Point, so many new faces, so many old faces who keep returning year after year! It truly is inspiring to see how many folks believe in The Sharing Farm and work to make us the community farm that we are. Also our partnership with the Kwantlen College Farm School continues to flourish. They have been a real amazing help in the fields, running the Saturday Market, planting all of our winter plants, and building us a new wash station. Check it out, it is amazing.
 
This Thursday we will be having our community potluck where we hope many of our volunteers and community partners can come to and share food together. We are inviting all Friends of the Farm, and this means you. We will be firing up the cob oven, so if you have any foods that could be warmed or cooked in the amazing hearth of goodness here at the farm, bring it on! We will be gathering around 6pm in the Healing Garden, at 2771 Westminster Highway. 
–Kareno

Garlic Festival

Thank You For Garlic Festival Success

Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who helped make the Garlic Festival a success. What a success it was! We were able to introduce over 2,000 visitors to the farm in Terra Nova and had close to $11,000 in sales for the day.

Bees and Seeds

Bees and Seeds

$10,000 Grant from Vancity
Thanks to a Vancity Community Project Grant, our Bees and Seeds project is off to a strong start. Starting our own apiary, even a small one, would have been prohibitively expensive for The Sharing Farm. Funds from this grant will be used to purchase equipment and supplies in order to create and support bee keeping and seed saving projects at The Sharing Farm.

Carrots for the Food Bank

Wait, Why Are You Selling Food?

The Garlic Festival and our seasonal Market Stand raises a question: given The Sharing Farm’s mandate to feed those in need, why would we also sell food?

Surplus Fruit

Fruit Tree Gleaning

The Richmond Fruit Tree Project has not been forgotten. It is alive and still going strong in the capable hands of Geoff Snell. It is now managed by the Richmond Food Security Society.

OUR LOCATIONS

Fields and Office
Terra Nova Rural Park
2771 Westminster Highway

Orchard
13776 Gilbert Road
(Near the intersection of Gilbert and Dyke Roads)

MAILING ADDRESS

The Sharing Farm Society
PO Box 22006
#100 – 3675 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V7C 5V2

VISIT US ONLINE

www.sharingfarm.ca

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