The heat is on! This week some of our heat lovers continue to get transplanted into the greenhouse. Before transplanting the tomatoes and the tomatillos, make sure the trellis string is above. It is much easier to put up the trellis when the bed isn’t full with tomatoes. Another obvious point, but Masta of the Read more »
You know something is up when students come to school early for some extra lessons with their teacher. Yet this is no ordinary school, nor is our teachers. At farm school we learn about a way of life and opportunities that follow the rhythms of the earth and not from our own schedule. Something that Read more »
Sooooo, if I made any promises about summer being here in a previous weekly update please forgive me – I was obviously nuts. This bout of cooler weather will definitely slow down some crops in the ground, but when it passes the ground moisture combined with the heat will cause an explosion of growth. So Read more »
Project Manager: Fundraising Campaign Project: The society is seeking a project manager to provide leadership and assistance to develop a comprehensive fundraising concept and campaign to support their programs and operations. Project Objectives: Develop a fundraising concept and approach to support the farm’s operations and programs Define the fundraising goal for 2013 and meet it Generate a project plan for this year’s fundraising campaign Lead the team through the execution of the campaign Required Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in program/project management either in a non‐profit, government or private setting Experience in developing and executing fundraising campaigns Excellent communication and organization skills Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours per month (15 hours per month in the first 2 months) Expected Start Date: End of May 2013 Expected End Date: November 2013 Scope of Work: The volunteer project manager will familiarize with the funding requirements of the Sharing Farm, as well as past and current funding. S/he will develop with the assigned staff and Board members the fundraising goals and approach. This will be documented in a project plan. The volunteer PM will then lead the execution of the campaign and assist the involved Sharing Farm people if and where required. Deliverables: Concept and goals for the 2013 fundraising campaign Project Plan Leadership during the execution of the campaign Assistance if and where required Accountability: The volunteer Project Manager will have an end‐to end accountability for the deliverables, reporting to James Gates, Farm Manager at the Sharing Farm Society. Benefits: The Society will provide a letter of recommendation at the successful conclusion of the project. The project manager will have the opportunity to improve his or her existing project management skills in the NFP sector. In addition, the project manager may receive from time to time fresh and delicious organic produce! Contact: James Gates, Farm Manager Email: email@example.com How to Apply: Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting The Sharing Farm Society in this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to James Gates. Deadline for Applications: May 24, 2013 Position Description © 2013 pm‐volunteers.org May 7, 2013 A grassroots initiative of the project management community, mobilizing high‐value, skilled, volunteer project management services for our not‐for‐profit partners.
Farmers are always trying to come up with ways create small efficiencies wherever we can. At The Sharing Farm, any improvement helps us grow more nutritious produce for families in need. Thanks to a donation from Canada Wide Communications of eight hand-held CV radios, our efforts have will now be much easier. Until recently, we Read more »
First up, what an amazing Friday practicum that was with the Kwantlen Farm School students. Thanks for all the hard labor, we got a lot done! We got lucky and have been able to book the grillo again for next Friday’s practicum, so if you feel you want to put more mileage on that machine, Read more »
Hey folks, so the weather is hot…and the forecast is hotter, so the farm is busily trying to open up the fields and get soon to be great veggies in the ground. So what was a wetter than usual Spring, has turned into a earlier hotter dryer than usual May. This is good news! Because Read more »
We’ve having an Open House as part of Doors Open Richmond. Doors Open 2013 is Richmond’s 6th annual arts, culture and heritage festival. Come out for guided tours of The Sharing Farm and learn about how we grow organic produce year-round in Richmond.
When was the last time you were truly inspired? When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone to take a year out of your life to commit to something so seemingly random and radical? When was the last time you were ABSOLUTELY FASCINATED with something you never even knew you had Read more »
2013 FARM INTERN JOB POSTING THE SHARING FARM (GET YOUTH WORKING! PROGRAM) Background The Sharing Farm is a non-profit community organization that grows vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking farm interns for summer and fall of 2013. The Sharing Farm is Read more »