Volunteers Needed for 10/28/17

On Saturday, October 28th, Huerto de la Familia will be doing a volunteer work party from 9AM – Noon at our Churchill Community Garden to help prep the garden for Winter. We are looking for a total of 20 volunteers who can help with digging up plants and weeds and shoveling gravel. We would be so appreciative of your help. Coffee and snacks provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday, October 25th so we can have an accurate number of volunteers.

We are also looking for donations in the form of gift cards to Jerry’s, Home Depot, or Lowe’s to purchase tools for the volunteers to use. After the work party, these tools will go into the communal garden tool shed.

Buena Temporada

Ma Fernandez Ochoa, a graduate of the 2016 business program, has been a busy bee all summer long. She is a most inspirational human! She has had a rough life, is disabled in one hand,

Ma and the grandkids

has a medical condition, but she persists! She is an unstoppable super human who refuels her soul through growing food.

This summer, Ma kick started her nonprofit idea called Buena Temporada, or Good Season, and has been donating food boxes to organizations around Eugene and Springfield. She mostly works with her family. Her sweet grandkids are her most valuable allies on this project, contributing much joy, laughter and inspiration while also learning to grow food.

Ma plans on funding her program through the generosity of our community and gladly takes plant and time donations. She is often looking for volunteers, and tends to be in the gardens on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

She is also selling eggs to help fund costs relating to the project. The eggs cost $5 a dozen, $4 if they are picked up from her place. She is also looking for egg cartons, if anyone has any to spare. Her son, Alejandro is helping her with this project and to get in touch with them you can call (541) 224-8189.

10/13/17 Dirt-y Dancing Salsa Night

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th, Huerto de la Familia, and Salseros Dance Company, present Dirt-y Dancing. Get your groove on, learn salsa, and support Huerto de la Familia’s Future Harvest. Contribute $10 or more, and join us for a night of dirt-y dancing that starts with a free salsa dancing lesson at 9PM. Then dance the night away alongside all levels of dancers.
To view the Facebook event, CLICK HERE.