What did you do this weekend?

great-pumpkin-codyAt the last guild meeting, and the first at The Red Poppy Art House (an amazing spot by the way), we spent some time discussing volunteer opportunities, upcoming projects and the needs of the existing projects. There was clearly a common theme.  As volunteers, we are all looking for more projects to work on, want to learn more, and perhaps even take ownership of a project and run with it. At the same time, many of the sponsors and leaders on our projects are eager to create more leadership opportunities, willing to hold hands-on training workshops and generally looking for help. There are plenty of projects to work on, and even more that are just waiting for a leader to take on.

“How can I get in on this,” you ask?! First, I encourage you to visit the Volunteer Dashboard for the current listing of volunteer opportunities (just click on “Volunteer” at the top of the page). For the volunteers who can’t get enough, want to learn more or perhaps even run with a project, we have also begun posting Volunteer Positions, the first of which is a chance to work closely with Tree from The Free Farm Stand.

At the Slow Food Eat-in on Labor Day, we announced the launching of a program that will install food gardens throughout San Francisco using volunteers, local and recycled materials and starts/seeds grown in our nurseries. Many people signed up, and we are meeting as a group every other Friday. If you are interested in installing a food garden in your backyard, or you’d like to volunteer, or you think you might have some resources to share, join our volunteers discussion group and get involved!

Lastly, a big thanks to Cristina and Karla who have been sharing their photos from the Free Farm Stand and the Slow Food Eat-in at 18th and Rhode Island. Everyone has been saying they love to see the pictures. I hope to see you at one of the upcoming events or at the next guild meeting (see below).  Please contact me if you would like to inform the community about your projects or events with volunteer opportunities.

Next San Francisco Permaculture Guild Meeting
Wed Oct 7, 6:30pm – 9pm at The Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street , San Francisco, CA 94110