Flood Help Needed

A couple of our vendors have had extensive damage from the flood and are in need of help.

Thymeless Herbs (Suzy Krawczyk) – Had their fields, barn and house flooded. They are currently dealing with a wet house and possessions and are trying to dry out the house. The flooding filled the basement right up to the floor joists so the house is very damp. The barn and animal situation is fairly stable at this point with most of the livestock placed on other farms.

Needs : Fans, dehumidifiers, plastic sheeting and help organizing the next steps and any expertise on drying out a wet house. Rugs and carpeting may need to be removed from the first floor. Someone to help coordinate volunteers and work with Jim and Suzy would be very helpful.

Contact Suzy at (978) 270-9084

Hurricane Flats (Geo Honigford) needs help clearing debris, black plastic, irrigation lines, etc in order to start the process of getting the farm back up and running for next year’s growing season.  To help, join us at a workday later this week:

Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Start Time: 9 am (If coming later, please let us know.)
Break for potluck lunch at 12:30 pm
Stay until you drop (or need to leave)

Getting here and parking:
Park at: Journey Church (For directions click here.)
A pick-up at 9 am will shuttle workers from the Journey Church to the farm (so, do let us know if you will be arriving later).  This church is 1/2 mile from the farm and the nearest area for sufficient parking.

What to wear:
Clothes you don’t mind getting trashed
Good boots
Work gloves
Towel & change of clothes for end of day (trust us, you’ll be glad you did)

What to bring:
Water bottle
Hand tools
Potluck dish to pass at lunchtime
If you have farm equipment or trade skills, do let us know.

Please RSVP and direct questions to helphurricaneflats@gmail.com. Spread the word by passing this message along to others you think could help.

Do not contact Hurricane Flats Farm directly as we’re trying to keep the amount of stress and coordination for them at a minimum.

Thank you in advance for helping “Hurricane Flat-tened” (pun courtesy of post-storm dark humor) return to “Hurricane Flats” again.

Liz Edsell (Mark’s wife) & Jenn Megyesi (Fat Rooster Farm)

P.S. If you do need to talk to someone by phone, call Liz at (802) 595-2447.

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