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 Volunteer Newsletter
  August 23rd, 2012
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Fall Harvest Meals

Summer seems to have flown by, and now here weIMG_2495 are entering fall!  Teachers are quickly scheduling dates for Harvest Meals with RVF2S at our local farm sites.  It is time to let us know if and when you are able to volunteer!  Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or someone new to RVF2S, we have a place for you to plug-in and help out.

We expect to be fully booked from mid-September to the end of October, with Harvest Meals every Tuesday-Friday from 9:30-1.  You can view what dates have been booked at what farms by viewing the volunteer calendar.  To sign-up for days just email us and let us know the dates you are available! 


Looking forward to seeing you on the farm!


Pumpkin Tours

102_5276Every October over 1,000 preschool and kindergarteners visit Eagle Mill Farm for a one-hour farm tour and pumpkin harvest. 

If you are interested in leading some Pumpkin Tours, let us know!

The 3rd Annual Siskiyou Challenge

The Siskiyou Challenge is a celebratory and competitive 6-leg multi-sport relay race that raises money for ROGUE VALLEY FARM TO SCHOOL .
We are looking for INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS and VOLUNTEER TEAMS.


INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS are needed for skilled, general and safety tasks. We have tasks starting now through the week after the
race. Race Day volunteers will be asked to attend the pre-race meeting on September 16th. If volunteering during the event you will be asked to wear a Siskiyou Challenge t-shirt, our gift to you!

VOLUNTEER TEAMS will be needed for 2-3 hours the day of the Challenge to host a leg of the race. Hosting entails being present on the route to shepherd the racers and maintain safety. A team can be made up of 6-20 people. A leader and representative will need to attend the pre-race meeting on September 16th.
http://www.siskiyouchallenge.org/

Please contact Tracy Harding with any questions or to sign-up to volunteer!

Thanks for supporting RVF2S!


We look forward to seeing you
at a farm this summer!

Melina Barker
RVF2S Education Director
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  Support RVF2S!

Volunteers know better than anyone what it takes to offer our programs. Aside from dedicated community members it takes substantial financial resources. We know your available time may fluctuate, if you find that you have less time to offer, please consider making a financial donation to help keep our programs running. We are now able to accept recurring donations,  an automatic monthly donation ($5/month minimum), set up either as a credit card transaction or a draw from your bank account. You may end the gift at anytime.
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 Wish List

Plastic tablecloths

Storage Shed

Large mixing bowls


Harvest baskets

Art supplies: colored pencils, paper, crayons

Cutting boards
 
Rubbermaid bins with or without lids

5 gallon buckets

Gardening tools: hand spades, large shovels, rakes, pitchforks

Walk-behind tiller

Seedling trays and pots

Compost/ Manure

If you have any of these items,
contact melina


The Benefits of Volunteering

Besides getting to be outside on beautiful, abundant farms working with friendly people and excited children, RVF2SBrynF2S volunteers also get perks like tasty farm-fresh lunch, excess organic produce to take home, and discounts on RVF2S merchandise like mugs and T-shirts! 
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Tel: 541 890-7004
Website: www.rvfarm2school.org
Email: melina@rvfarm2school.org



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