On Saturday 15th March we spent another beautiful day at Willow Farm for our fourth CropShare farm day of the season. This was the first one since our CropShare information evening at CB1, so there were lots of new faces on the farm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to Heike for giving us an account of her first day at CropShare…

Heike (in the red jacket) and the volunteers listen to what Farmer Paul has planned for today's farm day

Heike (in the red jacket) and the volunteers listen to what Farmer Paul has planned for today’s farm day

What jobs did you do? Putting leek seeds into tiny pots.

What did you do or learn that was new? How good soil feels and smells.

What did you most enjoy about the day? the tranquility and Sky the dog

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What did you most enjoy at lunch? that people were so nice and everything was relaxed and friendly

What veg did you take away? carrots and one beetroot

Collecting veg rewards at lunchtime

Collecting veg rewards at lunchtime

What surprised you about CropShare? Was it as you expected? It was a nice combination of work and “making new friends”. Paul is really patient and calm but what really surprised me was that he trusted us to do everything correctly and all by ourselves.

 

And many thanks to Lynn for this report of her day:

Had a great day on Saturday. Sowed seeds all day, but the best thing was the people. Lots of new faces, and people are soooo interesting! I learned so much as well – lovely to hear from so many people from other countries, their experiences are so different.

Lynn amongst everyone at today's farm day sowing seeds in the sunshine

Lynn amongst everyone at today’s farm day sowing seeds in the sunshine

Loved the lunch as usual. Guess the best thing was………..cannot choose, but the nut cake, focaccia, and banana cake were all memorable.
I really enjoy myself every time I come, no matter what I do.”

 

Elenor with a brand new Cambridge Community Lovers Guide!

Elenor with a brand new Cambridge Community Lovers Guide!

We also had a visit from Elenor McKenny of Community Lovers Guide. Thanks so much for supporting us and delivering the print version of the Guide today Elenor! We have a lovely article in the Guide written by CropSharer Jacky. It’s great to be in amongst many other exciting projects in Cambridge also in the Guide. Check it out!

Browsing the articel in the Guide on CropShare

Browsing the article in the Guide on CropShare