You will get dirty! Wear comfortable clothing that could use some dirt and mud on it.
Long pants are recommended. If it is very hot, and you prefer shorts, please note that you will likely be kneeling in the dirt and mud. You may bring a towel or piece of carpet to kneel on if that is the case.
Wear comfortable shoes, keeping in mind that flip flops/sandals don’t always work well in mud.
Bring your own gloves if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, although they are certainly not required.
If it is sunny you may want sun screen, a hat, sunglasses, and/or a long-sleeved shirt.
****If you have a truck or other vehicle that can haul, please bring it along and help us get the harvest to the food bank and into the cooler.*****
The address to the farm is 2191 340th St. Madrid, IA.
Please note that not all GPS systems, while they may be close, do not take you to the correct location.
Directions will be sent in a confirmation e-mail after you sign up.
There is no age restriction. All are welcome!
This is a great family event!
The Blackmer family will provide all the training for the project.
You may bring your own knives and/or shears if you like, but all the tools required will be available at the farm.
This project is highly weather dependent.
If we receive more than 2 inches of rain the night before the planting will have to be delayed.
If there is a thunderstorm on the day of the project it will be delayed.
You are responsible for your own food and beverages at the project.
There is a refrigerator available for lunches, drinks, and medicines.
The farm has some picnic tables for breaks and lunchtime.
There is a pizza place within 10 minutes of the farm where previous volunteers have picked up from.
There are also a couple of restaurants within 15 minutes of the farm.