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[Fwd: Beacon Food Forest Volunteer Call for Action]

From: Kelda L.
Sent on: Friday, June 29, 2012 4:20 PM
Hello Friends of the Food Forest, 

This is an update about how to get involved this summer in the important phases of ground-breaking and ground-making for the Food Forest. If you’ve been interested in the Food Forest and have been waiting for the right time to get involved, read on! Now is that time, as it will take many helping hands in the months ahead. 

Friends of the Food Forest are needed for… 

- A Volunteer Team to coordinate work parties. 
In June and July, we will generate volunteer interest, and develop key skills and methods (including attending the June 30 BFF "train the trainer" workshop, where we’ll learn about permaculture sheet mulching and creating plant guilds). Beginning in early August, we’ll work with the Steering Committee to coordinate work parties to continue site development/grading. 

- Helping hands at the work parties. 
Dates to be determined. August-September (and beyond!). Mark your calendars for September 29th, National Public Lands Day, and tree planting for the Food Forest! 

- Outreach
Help us spread the word, continue to generate interest and invite new volunteers to participate in the work parties. 

If you’d like to be involved in these elements of the Food Forest, let us know at [address removed], and we will be in touch. Please note: the Volunteer Team will begin meeting in the next couple of weeks, so if that’s of interest to you, let us know soon! 

•RSVP for Saturday June 30 workshop in soil building and planting the food forest. 10am to 12 noon at El Centro de la Raza [masked]th Ave S.) You will gain skills and help others when we work on site. •If you can't make the June 30 workshop and still want to help, contact us and we will let you know when we will meet. 

•Show up at a Saturday work party in September, starting Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Beacon Food Forest. 

And remember… you do not need a background in permaculture, or even any gardening experience, in order to volunteer with the Food Forest! We are all in this together, learning from each other along the way. We need you, with your unique gifts, time, hands, and energy, to bring this to fruition. 

Please forward this message on to your friends. 

Growing together,

Joanna Wright 

Friends of the Beacon Food Forest

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