Heat is still on…so is the irrigation – all the time! It is definitely a transitional time on the farm, where the first crops are coming out and either fall crops are going in or buckwheat and then a winter wheat will be planted. There is still time for planting fall crops. This week at the Read more »
We have been busy little bees this month at the farm. The sun and rain combo of June has given life to the farm, transforming it from sleepy wet rows of soil to a vibrant lush landscape of food. It is just amazing how one little seed can sprout up and produce so much food. Read more »
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Rain Rain Rain. June is often rainy. It does however, always seem to catch us off guard and make us wonder why there are such things as June bearing strawberries – isn’t that a flaw of nature? Nature didn’t think ahead to a time where all the strawberries needed to be picked and packed on Read more »
Every day, at The Sharing Farm, we’re changing the notion of “Food Bank Food”.
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 »