The days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, and the SIO crew is working full time seeding, planting, weeding, and preparing. This year the farm invested in a new manual transplanting tool called a Paper Pot Transplanter. So far we have used it for transplanting scallions and onions (pictured above), and hope to use it for cut lettuce and corn as the season progresses. The transplanter allows the farm to save on overall labor hours with no increase in use of the tractors or fuel. We are still working out some of the initial kinks, but the excitement of increasing transplanting efficiencies is on the horizon!
Come Join Us
Earth Day Celebration
On Saturday April 24th Sauvie Island Organics (SIO) will be hosting a table at the City Repair Earth Day Celebration at the Washington High School Field located at SE 12th & Stark. The theme of this year’s event is, “Re-seeding Our World,” and with that in mind SIO will have ‘Seed Starting’ and ‘Guess that Veggie Start’ activities. Stop on by, say hello to the farm, and leave with a few starts for your garden. The event is from 10am-7pm, with live music, interactive art, a bike parade, and much more. Please visit http://cityrepair.org/projects/earthday/ for complete information.
Spring Farm Tour & Potluck
Join us Saturday, May 8th for a tour of the farm and a CSA Community Potluck. This event is from 11am to 2pm. Tours of the farm will happen at 11am & 1pm and we will share a potluck lunch at noon. Bring your family, friends, kids, neighbors, and anyone you think would enjoy a day on the farm.
Potato Harvest & French Fry Feast
Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, August 14 for a hands in the dirt event. This event is from 10am to 2pm. We will be harvesting potatoes from 10am to 12:30pm, at 12:30pm we will have a farm tour and at 1pm we will share in a French fry feast and community potluck. This is a family friendly event, so make sure to bring the kids.
Shares Still Available for 2010!-Sign-up Now
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, its not to late to share in the harvest for 2010! As we are busy planning and preparing we want to remind you that sign-up for the 2010 season is open and we still have space available at all of our pick-up sites. Signing up is quick and easy! Just complete the Community Farm Agreement and submit on-line, then send in your payment and pick-up your first share the week of May 17th.