This month we would like to recognize the entire team from Access TCA for their continuing support and partnership of the Community Harvest Projects mission. This creative and spirited team holds their annual volunteer visit at our Grafton farm and we are very lucky to have them on our side. Just a few short weeks ago their visit coincided with our first push on tending (read as weeding) at the farm. Not being afraid of a difficult task this team jumped right in and really did impressive work in our fields. They left us with almost four of our fields completely weeded and with the second stage of plant growth in a much better place now that those pesky weeds were out of their way. What’s even more impressive is that they approached the task of the day with amazing team work and had fun while they were here.
Not wanting to stop their work with a one day visit however this team continues to find creative ways to support the mission and help us do better work presenting ourselves to the outside world. Their creativity in marketing, design and fabrication is taking shape this year on several fronts. Their design team has been instrumental in helping to “cultivate community” with support on t-shirt design work, signage throughout the farm and materials to help market our upcoming Sunflower Festival. Their fabrication team has been hard at work helping to update our learning garden, provide benches for our volunteers to enjoy the landscape and signage to help us get our message out. We can not say enough about how much we appreciate their support and also how lucky we feel to be able to work with this great team.
Please join us in a round of applause and a heartfelt thank you to our friends at Access TCA. It takes a community to do the work of volunteer farming to support hunger relief and we truly appreciate all of their work on our behalf.
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