Friday, February 26, 2010

NYT: Field Report - Plow Shares

I absolutely LOVE this article. It's such a win-win... the farmers get much-needed help, and the volunteers make a meaningful contribution to their local food system while getting exercise, building community, and learning.

Last year we benefited from the power of community work in everything we did with Heirloom Gardens. It was incredible to experience the way that 6 people (or 15 people!) could complete a task that would have taken me days or weeks to accomplish alone. We're able to giving our working members a share of the harvest as a thank you for what they contribute, and the volunteers experience the joy of participating in a community local food system (and also a discount at the farmers' market!).

Click here to read the New York Times article about "Crop Mobbing."

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