Last Saturday we had about 40 volunteers come round to help out, of which almost half were young ones. Thank you so much to those of you who were there! We planted rosemary and sage and mint and pelargonium and chives, but the bulk of the plants are still waiting to be planted — now we understand what they mean when they say God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
So we’re calling all OZCF volunteers, and starting early before the sun gets too much, at 7am! We’ll be planting the remainder of the plants that we have from Michells Wholesale Nursery, and farmer Mario will be planting seedlings of veggies into their trays.
We believe that to live healthy and fulfilling lives, and to take steps in the right direction for our planet, we have to exert some effort. So step away from the computer, get off the couch, and come join us! And if you don’t want to work on the land, we have another job for you: sell OZCF T-shirts, or grapes, or just chat or smile at us as we work. Come any time from 7 onwards, for as long as you like or can.
Remember to check our blog! Catherine (pictured above)’s latest post is about upcycling, something we should all be familiar with if not actively engaging in.
Hope to see you tomorrow morning!
The Oranjezicht City Farm Team
Organic grapes for sale
We’ll be selling both red and green organic grapes again, for only R20, from St Pieter’s Roche in Paarl, owned by Eddie Redelinghuys of Reliance Compost (OZCF partner) fame.
And remember, Reliance Compost will donate a bag of organic compost for each volunteer to take home.
We will also be selling OZCF t-shirts, in kids and adult sizes, and in colours for every complexion!
Beth Silbert has agreed to help you help us by bringing lunch for about 10 very hard-working farm labourers from Straatwerk on Saturdays. Please drop her a line — email@example.com — if you have lots of food lying around, want to show off your cooking skills, or simply have a big heart that likes to fill people’s stomachs.