November Volunteer Opportunities
Nov
8
to Nov 30

November Volunteer Opportunities

Come on out and get your hands dirty! You don't have to be a pro to make a difference on the farm. We welcome all helping hands to assist with various tasks around the farm site. This time of year tasks will be: cleaning onions, harvesting carrots and brussels sprouts, and farm cleanup!

For questions, contact Míchi Lopez (michi@ivrcd.org). If you have an immediate questions, please call Michi at 515.779.8167.

All volunteers must review the following Volunteer Expectations (click to download) before coming out to the farm. 

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Postponed: Autumn Dinner
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Postponed: Autumn Dinner

Bad news: Dinner Postponed. Good news: Brunch is on! 

Due to unpredictable weather we regret to inform you that we've decided to postpone the Autumn Dinner at the Grow Johnson County site. The event will be rescheduled for the Spring and folks who have already bought tickets will be reimbursed. You can still enjoy a locally-sourced meal this November 4th at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. Iowa Valley RC&D, Grow’s parent organization, will be hosting it's annual event Field Meal: A Brunch. Field Meal  will be a locally-sourced meal using farm fresh ingredients served brunch style in partnership with local producers and Kirkwood. Proceeds support the work and programs of Iowa Valley RC&D. Tickets will be available on Monday at www.iowavalleyrcd.org

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Harvest Volunteer Opportunities
Oct
2
to Oct 30

Harvest Volunteer Opportunities

The farm looks to be spooky productive in October. Turnips, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, cabbage, salad greens, and peas will all make their way to local pantries, shelters, and meal programs. There will be plenty of harvesting, washing produce, and, as always, weeding, to go around. As the days start to turn cool, we will be cleaning up the fields, turning them over, and planting down some wonderful cover crops.  We will be happy to have volunteers from 8AM-12PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. MWF will be primarily harvesting and washing. Saturdays will be more focused on farm upkeep--whatever that may entail. 

Have a large group (6 or more people)? Email john@growjohnsoncounty.org to schedule a time for a group project.

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