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Volunteer Opportunities

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Abbo has volunteer opportunities at our Lafayette farm (Thomas Open Space - 1640 W. Baseline Rd) and also our home farm (10145 Oxford Rd) throughout our 2008 growing season. As a team we will create excellent food, share good times and learn a few things on the climb to Solstice, and then back down again throughout Harvest. If you have consistent time to offer, we appreciate and encourage participation.

We have a volunteer orientation scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at our Oxford Road farm. At the orientation, we will solidify your availability, give you a quick tour of our new home base and you will also need to sign a liability waiver. This year is a really big for us, one of those "all hands on deck" situations, as we strive to create a duplicable model in bringing back the small farm. Community-supported is the only way and volunteering is a great way to help. There are plenty of jobs for everyone; thank you for sharing with us!

Did you know?

Organic farmers and experts in India organized to address the agriculture crisis facing the nation's 700 million farmers. Poor yields, degraded soils, and expensive chemical inputs arising from the cultivation of pesticide intensive crops, including genetically engineered cotton, have devastated India's rural economy. Crop failures and crushing debt led over 300 Indian farmers to commit suicide between May and July. To address this crisis, farmers from all over the country joined together August 2, 2006 to create the "Organic Vision 2020," a long term strategy to shift the country's farming focus back to ecological and traditional organic practices.
 

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