March 14, 2009
This is an exciting time for Friends of Boulder Knoll here in Cheshire. We have a commitment for a lease from the Town of Cheshire, we have hired an experienced farmer, Brenda Caldwell, and we are finally ready to start growing organic vegetables at Boulder Knoll. We want to bring you up to date on our progress, and let you know how you can participate.
Starting this summer, we will start our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. We will grow a wide diversity of organic vegetables and herbs and provide a weekly box of produce for 34 shareholders. We will also be donating produce to a local food pantry on a regular basis, as we did last fall.
For more information on our new Community Supported Agriculture program and our other projects, see our website, www.friendsofboulderknoll.com.
Because Boulder Knoll Farm has been abandoned for so many years, we have to raise over $4000 for fencing, tools, seeds, soil amendments and other materials in order to get our crops in the ground this spring. We welcome cash donations of any size, as well as donations of serviceable equipment, new or lightly used.
We have gotten off to a good start. Our Winter Celebration on February 28 raised $930 in cash, and our resourceful farmer, Brenda, has arranged donations of irrigation water for the season, plants, two sheds and other equipment.
Here are three ways you can get involved right now:
- Join as a shareholder in our CSA and get a bag of fresh, local, organic vegetables every week. Visit our CSA information page for more details.
- Become a Friend of Boulder Knoll and help rebuild Boulder Knoll Farm by making a tax-deductible donation. Visit our membership page for information.
- Contact our farmer, Brenda Caldwell, at 203-393-1245 or mariebrenda (AT) sbcglobal (DOT) net to donate equipment or materials to the farm.
Finally, we want to thank the many Friends and other volunteers have worked hard for the last three years to get us to this point. We look forward to seeing you at Boulder Knoll!
Kim Stoner, President, Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc.