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Buyers' Club Volunteer Positions at the Holly Grove Market and Farm!

Activism & Community, City Life & Neighborhood, Eating & Drinking, Green, Home & Garden

February 18th, 2010

Buyers’ Club Volunteer Positions at the Holly Grove Market and Farm

We are currently setting a maximum amount of volunteers per shift at 4. We hate to turn people down, but we have had such an influx of volunteers the past few weeks that we need to start setting a limit. Once the limit has been reached, I will let all future requests know that the position is full. Though we are typically at capacity for Saturday volunteers, we always have a strong need for Friday volunteers.

Why should you volunteer with the Buyer’s Club? FREE BOX OF PRODUCE!!!

For each three hour shift, volunteers get a free box of produce from our weekly Saturday market. Volunteers are absolutely essential to Hollygrove Market & Farm. Our staff at Hollygrove Market is fairly small, so we depend on our Buyers’ Club volunteers to help set up and run the market. The market would not work without all the hours volunteers contribute.

- FRIDAY: 10am 6pm
2-4 volunteers: bag produce, fold boxes, set up tables/crates, create the lagniappe table display & signs.
SATURDAY: one shifts: 8:30am to 12:30 (any three hours during this time frame will work)
2-3 volunteers: bag produce, restock produce, manage exchange table, manage book swap table, chat with customers, shut-down the market. (Volunteer shifts will be from 8:30 to 11:30 and 11:30 to 2:30 on Saturday. The volunteer shifts are a general guideline, so don’t worry too much if can’t show up right at the start time.)

Remember: if you can’t commit to these hours – we can work with you! Thanks so much – YOU are a big help in making this happen!

Come work on the farm with grower Macon Fry “The Garden Guy”…
With the fall planting season upon us, the growers here at the farm could use some help in the garden. We are putting the call out to all volunteers interested in getting their hands dirty with grower Macon Fry. Macon is almost always in the garden and he loves having volunteers help him with the crops and sharing his urban farming knowledge. Projects which volunteers will work on include:
-Building soil beds
-Water drainage structures
-Building compost bin
-Creating trellis bed for peas

Additionally, there will be gardening work around the site to keep the farm in tip-top shape. If you are interested in participating, please contact Macon Fry at 504-610-0376 or to schedule a time to volunteer.

Same Hollygrove Grower, New Phone Number
We have a new farmer on-site and he needs your help! Ronald Terry, an experienced Hollygrove grower, has just taken over Kasey Mitchell’s plot and is now in the process of preparing his plot for the upcoming planting season. His plans include everything from dwarf citrus trees to blackberries, so it will be exciting to see some new crops that we’ve never had on-site.
Example tasks include:
-Building garden beds
-Planting crops

If you would like to volunteer with Ronald, please contact him at 504-338-7117.