Due to a broken wing, aka elbow, the Chief Rose Rangler is unable to continue harvesting olives to be pressed into oil or harvest the big luscious roses that we take to the Joy Bus charity every week. This email is physically and emotionally difficult to send but we do need help.
If we can get three volunteers today, Tuesday, or tomorrow, Wednesday, or Thursday by 8 a.m. we can finish the olive harvest. 3.5 people picked 150 pounds in less than 3 hours yesterday. We need to harvest 150 more pounds, that’s just 5 five gallon buckets. Some of these olives are up high and will require tall people who are comfortable on ladders. You will be rewarded in fresh pressed olive oil proportionate to the assistance you lend us. You could even accompany us to drive the olives to the mill if that is of interest to you. If you were the recipient of some of our oil last year you know how great it is. If not this is your opportunity to try some very fresh, very clean Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. we could use a couple of volunteers to harvest roses and put them with some fresh herbs and greenery into the 40 bud vases. The more hands that help the less time it will take. The vases then need to be delivered to The joy Bus Diner. It is located at the 51 and Shea. You will be rewarded with all the feels knowing your hands created flower arrangements that will go to people who are at home undergoing cancer therapies. You will also be rewarded with the opportunity to select roses to take home for yourself or giving Or if you accompany me to The Joy Bus Diner to carry the vases in I’ll treat you to a meal. They know how to cook it up and the hospitality is always warm & welcoming.
Join us for either or both! You just bring yourself and wear closed toe shoes, sun hat, sun screen, long sleeved shirt, gloves long pants. Bring a gallon of water. Dehydration can sneak up when you are working outside. We’ll provide rose pruners, and olive rakes. We can also have donuts, bagels, pastries whatever your preference and of course water to refill.
RSVP to this email if you can help out. We’ll respond with a confirmation with directions, etc.
With deep gratitude to all of you who can step up to help on our little, tiny, suburban, boutique, bespoke, micro farm. ; < )
Wish you Well.