Crew Call 6/9-6/12

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm and Garden

Crew-Call June 9, 2010

Thank you all so much for your emails, calls and appearance at the City Council meeting last week. Your support of the Food Shuttle’s programs in Raleigh have not gone unnoticed!


· Farm, Work day, Saturday between 9a-2p (4505 Tryon Road)

o We need 10 volunteers that can each commit 2-3 hours this Saturday!

o Sun and Steven, our resident Worm Doctor, need your help building vermicomposting bins!

o Reserve your spot with Sun ( so he knows you’re coming out to help!

NEW DIRECTIONS! No, the farm hasn’t changed location, we’re just asking that all volunteers park at 4505 Tryon Road, where the IFFS Farm sign is now set. Once you park your car, walk across the field towards the greenhouse; Sun and Steven will be in that general area.

· Community Gardens Work times (please note different locations and days!):

Neighbor to Neighbor Tuesday 4-5:00pm

Mayview Wednesday 4-5:00pm

Alliance Medical Ministry Thursday 4-5:00pm

o We’re working with community members and youth to grow their gardens!

o We need 3 volunteers for each work day- email Amanda ( if you can help.

o Garden Addresses/Directions: Neighbor to Neighbor is at 1200 S Blount Street; 1 story brick building on right with long chain link fence. The Mayview garden site is located down the grassy hill behind the duplex at 2136 Mayview Rd (backing up to the Jaycee field). Alliance Medical Ministry is located at the corner of New Bern Ave. and Donald Ross Dr. at 101 Donald Ross.

· Vote for the Food Shuttle!

o Help spread the word! Ask your friends and family to vote for the Food Shuttle and Triangle Land Conservancy to create teaching farms in each of the counties the Food Shuttle serves. You have only until June 15th to cast your vote!

· PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) – sign up to become a member or drop off site!

o The IFFS PAR program encourages people to grow extra and/or donate excess produce to people in need through IFFS. We will have weekly PAR produce drop-off sites at locations around our 7 county service area, including at Logan’s on Saturday mornings.

o If you are interested in becoming a member (donating produce from your own harvest) or know of a farmers market or store that might be interested in becoming a PAR drop-off site please contact Don at


Keep up with what’s going on with our Farm & Gardens and PAR programs through the IFFS blog Use the blog to check out weekly ripe recipes, find yourself in photos of weekly crew calls, hear from other volunteers, and stay up to date with activities at IFFS. Let us know if you’re interested in contributing to the blog!


We are still in need of hand-tool donations. We gladly accept new and/or lightly used equipment. Thanks to all who have responded.

New Volunteer?

If you have not filled out a volunteer form or have a friend who is interested in helping out please email Janet at (

Have a great week and hope to see you at the gardens & farm!

Sun, Amanda, Steven, Elizabeth & Katherine