Work On An Organic Farm & Learn About Sustainable Agricultural Methods

Common Ground is a project of Ecology Action, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting the GROW BIOINTENSIVE®; method of sustainable agriculture. Under the direction of John Jeavons, author of How to Grow More Vegetables, Ecology Action has researched and promoted Biointensive agricultural methods worldwide since 1972.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
We will be working on their organic farm, located in Palo Alto, doing things like mulching in the orchard area, or planting and trimming trees.  Although this is a regularly scheduled work day, they are going to give us a special informational tour, per our request! They also have a potluck lunch afterwards if you want to stay. 

SCHEDULE
9am - 9:30am - Garden tour and overview of Grow Biointensive Principles used here.
9:30am -1pm - Greenhouse Workparty!
1pm - 2pm Potluck lunch 

BRING
- Wear comfortable and dirt worthy clothes
- Sturdy shoes
- Water for yourself
- Food for potluck (optional)
- Your own favorite tools (optional)
- Breakfast or snacks (optional) 

MORE ABOUT COMMON GROUND:
http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org/

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  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about their biointensive method, check out their videos online: http://www.johnjeavons.info/video.html

    January 6, 2012

  • Gina

    It was a workout as well as a learning experience.

    December 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    LOVED working at the Common Ground Garden! By far one of my favorite Ai Explore explorations. Lots of kind, helpful, happy people ... some INCREDIBLE music offered by Herb Moore in the background to elevate the experience to something almost magical ... it was just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

    December 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun to work in the garden and great to learn about a new method of composting. Hope more garden workdays get planned in the group next year! Thanks for organizing Alisa and Reese.

    December 4, 2011

  • Patricia W.

    It's one of the best meetup activities I ever been. I learned how to make a organic compost and got hands on to do it to help the local community. Love it. Thanks Alisa and Reese.

    December 3, 2011

  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    You are quite welcome, Srikumar! I definitely plan on setting up another farming event in 2012. Stay tuned!

    December 3, 2011

  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    Hi Srikumar. You can absolutely contact them directly! Check their website for regular workdays or you can set up a specific time for you to go in. Ask for Zuzanna and tell her you heard about them through Ai Explore, I know she'd be happy to have you stop by! =)

    December 3, 2011

  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    I totally understand. Thanks for letting me know!

    December 3, 2011

  • Carlo C

    I just came back from Hong Kong Friday night and don't think I can make it there for this time.

    December 3, 2011

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