At this work day we will be planting a 5oo ft hedgerow along the north border of the Bounty Farm and vegetating the banks of the ditch next to the orchard. The hedgerow will serve as an attractant to beneficial insects, pollinators and wildlife, provide a windbreak, help improve water infiltration, suppress weeds, and increase biodiversity on the farm.
Experienced hedgerow designer, Rose Roberts, of Farm Stewards will be leading this planting day sharing information with us all on the benefits of hedgerows and how to get them established, flourishing and improving the health and vitality of the farm’s ecosystem.
This will be a great event for all ages and a rich opportunity to learn more about native plants in this area and other perennials that do well in Petaluma.
If you happen to know where we can get 50 yards of wood chip for the hedgerow (for free ideally), please contact Amy.
As usual, we will take a break around noon to enjoy a delicious potluck lunch.
What to bring (if you have them):
- good food and/or drinks to share (we always have a yummy lunch together around noon)
- bowl or plate and silverware (so we don’t create too much waste)
- sturdy boots, strong gloves, sun screen and hat
- digging tools (shovels, trowels, pick ax) if you have them
You can expect some good old fashioned hard work, getting dirty, and learning together, while we continue to grow this great community farm. Please bring your friends and family of all ages.
For more information or to RSVP, please call me at 775-3663 (ext 213), or email me at [email protected] I look forward to seeing you there!