21 June 2012

Shared Workday at Bennison farm CSA

photo: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos

It is time to get your hands dirty at the farm!
Bennison Farm CSA is holding its first shared workday on Saturday 23rd June from 10 am until 1pm at the farm. Weather permitting!
The workday task is brassica planting. This does involve sitting/squatting/kneeing so those who need kneeling pads or chairs to rest in will need to provide their own. Also raincoats, work gloves, warm layers and appropriate footwear are to be recommended.
The CSA will be providing hot drinks. Snacks & cake will be bring and share medley! If you fancy making something to share that would be fantastic.
Depending on the weather there may also be a bring and share picnic. This will be confirmed once we have an accurate weather prediction.
It’s an opportunity to see the land which is changing rapidly as each fresh set of plants goes in, meet each other and to officially join the scheme.
We are now asking those who wish to be involved with the project to take out a membership of £24 per year per household with a concessionary rate of £12. The members will be invited to attend social events, farm walks and work parties and will receive regular newsletters and information about the farm. E.g. Weekly veg boxes becoming available from July 2012.
If you are planning on attending it would be ideal if you can join up then and there so having cheque books or cash with you would be a good idea.
Transport: Would those who come please let Meg know how they plan to travel so that we can ensure there is space for all vehicles.
Also the CSA would like to encourage lift sharing wherever possible so if you have a spare seat in your car and you know of people going it would be great to buddy up.
If you’d like to bring your car you are welcome to do so although as we are yet to put a car park in so the parking area is weather dependant.
Public transport: The nearest station to the Farm is Great Bentley Station which is bikeable to and from the farm. It is also not far from the 78 and 76 bus routes. For detailed directions please email Meg.
We do not recommend people to walk from the station to the farm especially if they have children with them as this involves walking along roads with no pavements and some blind bends.
For a map of how to find us please go to our website and click on the  ‘Find us’ button.

All welcome - come along and have a go, meet some people and enjoy.
Best regards
Meg Brooks-Steele and Danny Steele

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