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A presentation promoting a community-sponsored organic farm to food-shelf initiative in northern Vermont.

A presentation promoting a community-sponsored organic farm to food-shelf initiative in northern Vermont.

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  • 1. Saint Johnsbury Community Farm On Old Center Road A Food & Community Project "The Farm Needs You!" 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 2. The purpose of this presentation is to grow... ● Community awareness of the Farm ● Community involvement with the Farm ● Ideas for donating free veggies locally The Farm works when neighbors and local groups engage and participate. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome! 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 3. FARM MISSION: The Farm has a two-part mission A.) Feeding Local Families: The Farm grows for food shelves and meal sites locally, with lots of garden-space for community gardening and outdoor activities. B.) Community-Building: The Farm is a community project and shared asset - an opportunity for meeting, working and learning. 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 4. FARM YIELD - 2010: Over six tons of organically grown veggies donated to local food shelves and meal centers all season long. All with the volunteer help of neighbors and local groups. 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 5. FARM HISTORY: 2009 - The Farm is on three acres of land generously donated by Jeff Moore, a St. Johnsbury neighbor. The Farm project was initiated by Faith in Action, a local charity. 2010 - The inaugural year, and Mother Nature smiled! 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 6. FARM-AS-COMMUNITY: The Farm works when neighbors and local groups engage and participate. All season-long community members enjoy: ○ Working the soil ○ Teaching and learning ○ Meeting neighbors ○ Playing outdoors ○ Cooking veggies ○ Eating garden-fresh ○ Finding the balance of nature 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 7. THE FARM NEEDS YOU! The Farm is powered by neighbors and local groups. Who Will YOU Be This Season? ○ A Planter & Grower? ○ A Teacher with Students? ○ A Parent with Kids? ○ A Garden-Event Planner? ○ A Field Trip Leader? ○ A Life-Skills Mentor? ○ A Neighbor? 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 8. FARM SITE: A three acre site with parking, and walking distance from Route 5 at Old Center Rd. 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 9. FARM CHORES 2011: Can YOU Pitch In? 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 10. FARM VIEWS: Looking northeast From Rt. 5, across Passumpsic Looking east Looking west 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 11. DONATED SEEDS & STARTS: These organizations got us started: High Mowing Seeds, Wolcott VT Vermont Food Bank, Barre VT The St. J. Food Co-Op, St. Johnsbury VT Chappelle's VT Potatoes, Williamstown VT Agway, Lyndonville VT Johnny's Seeds, Winslow ME Neighbors and friends donated seedlings, supplies, and helping hands all season long. 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 12. HIGH SUMMER IN THE GARDEN!
  • 13. HARVEST SHARE
  • 14. Please Join In! Saint Johnsbury Community Farm On Old Center Road, St. J. (Across the river from Fairpoint on Rt. 5) Oliver Smith, Farm Coordinator / Volunteer 802-535-7991 | adastralinden@gmail.com Faith in Action Northern Communities Partnership 802-344--5768 | fiancp@vtlink.net The Farm on Facebook: Search for "St. Johnsbury Community Farm" The Farm Website: http:sites.google.com/site/stjohnsburyfarm 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 15. 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm ~ Thank You ~ To learn more please contact: Oliver Smith, Farm Coordinator / Vounteer 802-567-8910 | kingdomgarden@gmail.com
  • 16. Enjoy Your Farm This Season! Saint Johnsbury Community Farm On Old Center Road, St. J. (across the river from the Fairpoint shed on Rt. 5) The Farm grows veggies for donation to meal sites and food shelves locally. And there's lots of garden space for community planting and garden activities! Visit the Farm to plant a row, lead a group, teach a class, stretch your legs, or eat some garden-fresh greens. Contact us to learn how the Farm works: Oliver Smith, Farm Coordinator / Volunteer 802-798-0595 | kingdomgarden@gmail.com Faith in Action Northern Communities Partnership 802-563-3322 | fiancp@vtlink The Farm on Facebook: "St. Johnsbury Vermont Community Farm" The Farm website: http:sites.google.com/site/stjohnsburyfarm 2011 - Oliver Smith for St. Johnsbury Community Farm
  • 17. ~St Johnsbury Community Farm~ Email May we contact you about 2011 Farm activities? Your contact information: Name: Phone: Email: Phone Please indicate activities of special interest - this will help us plan, and focus our outreach. In-field planting & growing Work and life skills mentoring Garden events planning Health & nutrition outreach Cooking, canning & preserving Ideas and suggestions? NOTE: this is a draft of a form for hand-out at Garden presentations. Attendees return the form at the presentation's finish. Email Your contact preference:
  • 18. Your organization could use free veggies You have ideas for feeding hungry families You'd enjoy a garden visit You'd like to plant a few garden rows You'd like to organize a garden event You'd like to lead a workshop St. Johnsbury Community Farm On Old Center Rd. St. J. Oliver Smith - Farm Coordinator, Volunteer 802-345-6789 | adastralinden@gmail.com Your idea here! 2011 - OCS for St. J. Community Farm Does this sound like YOU? Please get in touch!
  • 19. HIGH SUMMER IN THE GARDEN!