Spring is finally here and Meetinghouse Farm
is coming alive!
We are busy with post-winter clean-up, planning an annual burn and seeding for our Saturday May 15 plant sale.
In June, the Farm will be sorting bottles and cans at the Barnstable Transfer Station. You can help with this important fundraiser by volunteering to sort and also beginning to save redeemable cans and bottles now. If you can help, please contact :
Mary Ann at email@example.com
We are hoping to host a Summer Solstice Celebration in June as well as a Wheldon Library puppeteer program. The library has refreshed its story walk at the Farm so please visit with your children. Cape Cod Art Center Plein Air Painters will be painting at the Farm on select days in June and July. Saturday Yoga begins June 5 at 9 AM.
Last year we replaced the Farm’s pump and this year we are installing a new well. Water is the most important element of the Farm’s operation and we are working very hard to keep our water system safe and efficient.
Also continuing this year, work on the Piet Oudolf inspired garden as well as work begins on the Meetinghouse Farm Woodland Labyrinth!
Details for all of these events coming soon! COVID restrictions in place.
How Fragile …
How Strong …
A Caring Message
From Meetinghouse Farm
As we face our common challenges
at this difficult time, may we support one another
with strength, kindness, and compassion.
The Farm grounds are open for walking
with recommended distancing.
Learn more about our volunteer possibilities!
“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers”
-- Everett Mamor
As Meetinghouse Farm prepares for the 2020 growing season, we want to acknowledge the work of our volunteers and highlight the essential role that volunteers play in the Farm’s success.
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Creative Program Planners
Please contact us if you would like to discuss volunteer possibilities or arrange a personal tour of the Farm.
Volunteer tasks range from raking and pruning autumn leaves to maintaining the Farm’s growing mailing list. Volunteers may make a long-term commitment such as caring year-round for the herb garden, or commit to a short -term task such as baking an apple pie for the annual pre-Thanksgiving Pie Sale. Whatever your skills or schedule there’s a task for you!
Because the Farm promotes horticultural and agricultural education, many volunteers report they learn new skills as part of their volunteer experience. Whether helping “hands-on” by planting a new variety of lettuce or hosting a local food expert. There is always more to be learned.
Maintenance and improvement of the Farm is a challenging responsibility for volunteers. The Farm has a history of collaboration with organizations and community service programs for large labor –intensive tasks. The adage “many hands make light work” certainly applies when residing a barn, removing acres of invasive bittersweet or installing new gardens.
Happiness research indicates that volunteer service builds personal satisfaction and a sense of purpose. If you love to “dig in the dirt” you also know that gardening provides a multitude of physical, emotional and spiritual rewards. Whether weeding while hawks circle overhead, talking plants with a Master Gardener, or savoring quiet moments unplugged from a high tech world, volunteers report they are nourished by their time “down on the farm.”
Volunteers are essential for every aspect of the Farm’s operation. The skills, schedules and personalities of our volunteers are diverse and each unique contribution is valued. The Farm really is made possible because of a community of volunteers who care deeply about the Farm’s mission and goals. A famous Gibran quote says, ”Work is love made visible.” Never more true, than in the work of committed volunteers.