Saturday, May 5, 2012

Work Party Co-op

"What is success?  
I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing 
that you are doing; knowing that is not enough, that you 
have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose."
-Margaret Thatcher

In April we hosted our first local work party co-op meeting.  Our goal is to keep it simple and to be consistent.  Six households are participating, all of us live within an approximate 5 mile radius of one another.  We plan to meet one Sunday every month at a different person's home.  For three hours we all work together on whatever project the host has ready for us.  

hilling potatoes
Our first meeting...weeding and preparing beds for planting.  (A huge task, covering our overgrown hillside.)  Wow, it was surprising how much ten people could get done in a few hours.  

We successfully cleared ALL the beds, mulched pathways, cleared all the seed flats and planted the starts, mulched the planted beds with straw, hilled potatoes, harvested beets, and had a delicious potluck lunch.

I'm telling ya folks, if you have lingering projects that you want help with this is the way to do it.  Great company, interesting conversation, creating community.  This is what it's all about.  

Thanks everyone who pitched in.  We are grateful and ready to get our hands dirty again in a few more weeks.

Photos by Lori Eanes

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to get the group together!