Community Supported Agriculture

with Volcano Medicine

Why Become a Part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)?

A CSA is a form of organised communal gardening, where the community can rely on the experience, knowledge and resources of a garden manager or team, while learning and participating in ways that work for their own time/financial situation. From the garden manager’s perspective, it’s a way to grow food within a supportive community, where your end consumer is already known, and there is no middle-person. You share both the risk and the bonuses of every season with all of the members. For everyone, it’s a chance to connect deeply with the seasons, with your local environment and be a part of the restrictions and challenges that come with that. It’s a chance to learn to prepare and eat new things and diversify your food horizons! 

What is Volcano Medicine CSA?

 

Run by Rebekah Harbour and Gabe Brewdant, (and all of our CSA members!) we farm in Kula on Greenleaf Farm. We use organic methods of farming, incorporating biodynamic, permaculture, and co-creative practices. We work with our little eco-system to support the health of the plants, the soil, the creatures that are a part of it, and the people!

The Goals of Volcano Medicine CSA are to:

1. Create a supportive environment for learning sustainable agricultural practices

2. Create sacred space for people and nature to co-create

3. Provide an abundance of healthful fruits, vegetables and herbs for our community

Why Become a Part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)?

A CSA is a form of organised communal gardening, where the community can rely on the experience, knowledge and resources of a garden manager or team, while learning and participating in ways that work for their own time and financial situation. From the garden manager’s perspective, it’s a way to grow food within a supportive community, where your end consumer is already known, and there is no middle-person. You share both the risk and the bonuses of every season with all of the members. For everyone, it’s a chance to connect deeply with the seasons, with your local environment and be a part of the restrictions and challenges that come with that. It’s a chance to learn to prepare and eat new things and diversify your food horizons!

How Does the Volcano Medicine CSA Work?

You make a 10-week commitment to be a part of the CSA for $300 or equivalent work trade ($30 per week). Pick up is Tuesday afternoons from 4-7pm, in lower Kula (address and details will be given after registration).

You show up to the farm, where all of the harvest for the week will be washed and displayed! Bring your own bags/boxes, and you pick what you want from the available harvest. There will be guidelines around how much of each is available to ensure we all get plenty of good food, without waste. 

Our first pick-up date for Series 2 is Tuesday August 13th, and will run until October 15th. 

 

When Can We Help in The Garden? And what is the Work Trade programme?

 

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the farming and harvesting on

Tuesday mornings - weeding, tending, planting (9am-12pm)

Tuesday afternoons - harvesting, washing, prepping (1pm-4pm).

 

Work trade participants make a commitment to working 3 hours a week on either Tuesday morning or afternoon, to help support the garden, and make their contribution to the CSA this way. 

 

How will I know What To Do With New Vegetables and Fruits I've Never Used Before?

Every week we will email you a little newsletter that will include at least one recipe to make something delicious with one of the less common fruits or vegetables in your harvest share.  Where possible we try to include multiple items from the harvest in each recipe!  The recipes will be stored on the "recipes and tips" page, accessed through this site, as well as a collection of storage tips to help keep your veggies and fruits fresh and tasty for the longest time. ​

 

 

How Do I Sign Up?

 

Registration is now open for the series 2, (which begins on August 13th). 

 

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