As spring emerges here in Three Rivers, we are very excited to announce a few opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy each other’s company while we work the land together.
Coming up in May, join us any or all of three Saturdays to help get the community garden at the Huss Project rolling for the season. Produce from the garden goes to local families in need directly and through partner agencies. We also sell our veggies at the Three Rivers Farmers Market to help raise money to sustain the garden, and we’re thrilled that the farmers market will be participating in Double Up Food Bucks this coming season! Join us to help kick things off for 2015:
- May 2: Potato planting (2-5 p.m.)
- May 9: Garden clean-up (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- May 16: Garden planting (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Whether or not you can make it one of these dates, we would love to have your help on an ongoing basis throughout the growing season as we water and tend our plants, and harvest good food for our community. Please get in touch about helping out through our online citizen interest form.
In case you’re looking for a weekend opportunity, *cino is also partnering to host a weekend gardening retreat just west of Three Rivers at GilChrist Retreat Center. Part of the Contemplative Ecology series, the weekend will feature both time to work together and time to rest apart. Participants can enjoy free camping or discounted stays in GilChrist cabins in exchange for doing some work on the center’s 67 acres. Other features of the weekend will include a shared meal, campfires and silent and guided meditation times. It’s sure to be a wonderful, restful, reinvigorating weekend and we’d love to have you join us! There are more details here and on the Facebook page for the event.