New Website

We have moved, our new website address is www.disscommunityfarm.wordpress.com

 

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New Website!

This is just a quick note to let all our blog followers know that we have now moved our blog to a new address. It’s www.disscommunityfarm.wordpress.com Our old address is now closed down and will no longer be updated, please have a look at our new site (it’s exactly the same!) and make sure you subscribe to the new site to keep up to date with what’s going on.

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Visit to Oak Tree Farm

On Saturday, eight of us (Ange, Jeff, Gary, Michelle, Gabbi, Chris (new member), Tracey, Penelope) visited Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm, organised by Kirsten Glendinning of the Soil Association.  Oak Tree also have an entry on their blog for this visit, for more pictures.

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First Veg Shares – this week!

This is an exciting week for Diss Community Farm, VegShare Members will be able to come and collect their first share of the harvest on Thursday 9th June.  We have found a temporary, free collection point for the next three or four weeks, in a friends double garage.

 THURSDAYS   2:00 p.m.  –  6:00 p.m.

21 Carmel – Stanley Road – Diss

(Nr Roman Catholic Church)

The first vegshare will contain some spinach, and lettuce and probably kale.  At thecollection point there will be a list of what makes up each weeks share, you will be asked to weigh out/count out your own produce and pack it into your own bag.

Please bring your own bag!

Payment

  • Some members have paid for 11 wks or 22 wks in advance, we will be happy to accept advanced payment from other members on Thursday, bring your cheque book! 🙂
  • We will also have standing order forms so people can set up monthly payments.
  • We would prefer advance payments or standing orders, however if you are unable to do this then we are happy to accept payment on a weekly basis when you collect your veg.
  • All vegshare members have made a commitment to the project and therefore we will be expecting full payment for the weekly veg shares even if you are not able to collect it.  If you are unable to collect your share (ie you are on holiday) you can arrange for someone else to have your veg share (in this case please make sure you decide who is paying for it), or you might decide not to have the share – inboth cases you must let Penelope Lister know by noon on Wednesday of that week—preferably by email.
  • Penelope Lister   pnlister@gmail.com
  • Tel:  01379 742524  (Mob. 0781 6378875)

If you need to drive you can park in front of the house, but please be sure not to block in neighbours car (21a Stanley Rd), we hope to make an arrangement with Catholic Church to use their car park if space is tight.

A Big thank you to Rachel and Jamie for helping us out by letting us use their garage.

If you are free at all to help with the harvest of the weekly shares on a Thursday morning from about 9.30 a.m. then let Ange know, email:  disscommunityfarm@yahoo.co.uk  We could really use extra pairs of hands for harvest on a regular basis.

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Updating the website

Many apologies if the website looks a bit odd today. I’m working on re-vamping it so please bear with me while changes are made, it’ll be worth it in the end!

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Host a Helpx Volunteer

We have signed up to have HelpX volunteers come and stay to help out with all the work at Diss Community Farm.

What is HelpX:  HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts. Helpers often live with the host family and are expected to join in and offer a helping hand with day-to-day activities.

“I have found helpX to be brilliant. We have met some wonderful people who have been a great help to us at our farm and we have enjoyed the interaction of helpers visiting us from all over the world, bringing new ideas and a new view of life. It’s hard work and its fun!!”  (Jayne UK host)

We are looking for people that would be prepared to host a HelpX helper for a week or two, or more if you wanted.  You would need to give them a bed, meals and when necessary transport them to Winfarthing.  I have already been contacted by a few volunteers that are keen to join us over the Summer, so if you think you could help us by hosting someone then please let me know.  Thanks Ange.  email:  disscommunityfarm@yahoo.co.uk

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Visit to Stroud Community Agriculture

Last Thursday 8 of us took a minibus excursion to Stroud to visit Stroud Community Agriculture. They are a similar project to ours but have been going for quite a few years. See the photo gallery for some highlights.

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