Join Unadilla Community Farm for the first Community Volunteer Day of the 2024 season!

On May 11, we will wake the beds up for spring by weeding and mulching dynamic accumulator plants. Dynamic accumulators are seen as a promising closed-loop nutrient management solution that converts farm waste into valuable nutrient sources, while reducing the need for purchased fertilizers and amendments. In this Community Volunteer Day, participants will learn about Unadilla Community Farm’s Northeast SARE funded 2-year study on dynamic accumulators, while performing springtime maintenance on beds of several dynamic accumulator species.

We can host up to 20 people at a time, so please RSVP using this form to reserve your spot. This event is kid-friendly. No pets please. We are a smoke-free, substance-free space. Because we are a food-producing business, if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, runny nose, or other symptoms, please do not come to the farm.

Rain Plan: In the event of heavy rain, we will postpone to the following weekend. We will send out an email reminder the day before to confirm the event plan.

What to Wear/Bring:

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Dressing in layers is recommended as temperatures can fluctuate.
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle and sun hat. We will also have extra hats.

What We Provide:

  • We will provide garden gloves, garden tools, and other supplies needed for the farming tasks.
  • We will have drinking water available onsite to refill water bottles.
  • We have a composting toilet and handwashing station available onsite.

Nature & Wildlife:

  • We encourage everyone to do a tick check when you return home. Removing deer ticks within 48 hours will keep you safe from lyme disease.
  • We have never seen poison ivy or poison oak on our property, although it does grow in this region.
  • Two extremely common plants to be cautious of are carrots and parsnips, which grow wild all over the Northeast. If their sap gets on your skin, it can cause mild blistering, which is harmless but can be uncomfortable. If you are taking medications that photo-sensitize your skin (e.g. increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun), such as acne medication that contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), or if you have a history of photo-sensitivity, please let us know and be sure to wear a hat, gloves, long sleeves, and long pants while working and avoid working with carrots and parsnips.
  • We have never encountered poisonous spiders or snakes on our property, but likewise, recommend caution if you see an animal that you are unfamiliar with. Although uncommon, you may encounter blister beetles when working in the soil in the Northeast, which can cause mild but harmless blistering.

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