We know that we posted the request for volunteers this Thursday at the Hurricane Flats Farm, but we also wanted to share this letter from them. Send them an email if you can help them out tomorrow. We’ll let you know if today’s rain will have any affect on clean-up.
Dear Local Food Advocates,
As you well know, flooding from Hurricane Irene has devastated crops on many farms, including Hurricane Flats in S. Royalton which lost 65 acres of produce. Here is a message from the Hurricane Flats family:
“Many of you have inquired about how you can help Hurricane Flats, and we’re finally able to give you an answer. This Thursday, September 8th, we’re having our first clean-up day and potluck lunch to begin the process of rebuilding the farm. We need about 100 volunteers to clear debris, dig out mulch, remove the broken irrigation system and, eventually, start planting a new cover crop. Volunteers can begin arriving at the farm at 9am and should wear work boots and clothes that can get dirty and bring gloves, bottled water, shovels, buckets and rakes if possible. Please also bring a lunch dish to share with your fellow volunteers.
If you wish to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and how many people you’re bringing.
From all of us at Hurricane Flats, thank you for all of your kind words and support over the last week. I can’t tell you how much it means to us.
Geo, Sharon, Emma, Cora, Rory, Claire, Mark and the rest of the Hurricane Flats family
For more info on this project, see our previous listing at: https://vtresponse.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/help-needed-100-volunteers-south-royalton/