Compost Party! You’re Invited!

Bring your metal rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows

 

Many farms in the Hudson Valley suffered severe losses and damage from the tropical rainstorms in late August.  In Beacon, farmer Tim Heuer of Common Ground Farm considers the situation there to be better than that of many farms on the other side of the Hudson, where they had to deal with tributary flooding in addition to the heavy rains. He is also thankful that, as a CSA, Common Ground has a built-in support system. Right now the only relief for many farmers is trying to get in line for low-cost loans–not much help when 90 percent of your yearly income relies on crops harvested in August and September, crops that no longer exist.

The farm received emergency funding to replace topsoil that was washed away. This Saturday, September 24, is an all-hands-on-deck moment, as the new soil needs to be spread and cover-cropped before winter.

To find out more, visit the Common Ground Farm website. You don’t have to be a member to participate. You’ll get a free lunch, an education in the intricacies of compost, and a few hours of physical labor in the fresh Hudson Valley air.

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