On-Farm Work Project: Birdbrain Ostrich Ranch

Event Details

On-Farm Work Project: Birdbrain Ostrich Ranch

Time: November 21, 2009 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: BirdBrain Ostrich Ranch
Street: 6691 Little Mountain Road
City/Town: 6691 Little Mountain Road
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/pages…
Phone: 704-483-1620
Event Type: group, trip
Organized By: Know Your Farms
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2009

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Event Description

Know Your Farms conducts on-farm projects, giving you a chance to meet the farmers who grow or raise your food and help them out a little on the soil from which you are fed!

Our next work project is Saturday, November 21st from 2-5 pm at Birdbrain Ostrich Ranch in Sherill's Ford.

The projects last 3 hours on the farms with 1 hour allotted on either end for travel time. Participants are encouraged to carpool.

Past projects have included clearing limbs from fields and manning the bonfire; planting mushrooms; planting seedlings in the greenhouse; weeding; harvesting; taking down hoop houses; chasing pigs from one pasture to another; collecting and washing eggs; rewiring fences; shovelling manure; creating new garden space by layering organic matter along the length; harvesting and shelling pecans; and cleaning up at the farmers' market.

Feel free to bring friends along if you like. The more the merrier. However, due to liability issues and the nature of the work, only individuals that are 15 and older may participate. DO NOT SHOW UP WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15.

Thanks in advance for giving of your time and energy. Our farmers are really excited about getting some assistance, and are deeply appreciative.

If You Plan to Attend

Please contact kyfvolunteer@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we can keep an eye out for you the day of the event.

If you get lost the day of, please call the farm at 704-483-1620. If you have questions before then, please contact Know Your Farms at 980-225-1020.

You need to wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and close-toed, safe shoes. If you have work or gardening gloves, please bring them with you. You also ought to bring your own water if you think you might want it. Come dressed for the weather; we're going to be working rain or shine!

About Know Your Farms

Know Your Farms is a family-owned and operated business based in Davidson working to rebuild the local food system by reacquainting people with the wonderful foods that are lovingly grown right here in the local area.

Siblings Christy and Wesley Shi are hopeful that Know Your Farms will strengthen the bonds between consumers and local farmers by providing information and opportunities for people to learn about where and by whom their food is grown.

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