From March, 2011

First Planting Community Celebration

The Farm’s First Planting Celebration

Saturday May 7, 2011 – Saturday May 7, 2011

5298-5526 W Wedington Dr

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Description:

On May 7th from 10am to 1pm, join us for The Farm’s First Planting Celebration.

Save the Date & Bring your family and friends for a little dirt work, seed planting, and a sneak peak behind the scenes at The Farm.

You’ll find out more about what’s going at The Farm and how you can be a part of cultivating a community without need, feeding the hungry, and partnering with those that are already helping our local neighbors in need.

This is a community event where we will be inviting all of the people that have contributed to the success of The Farm, Sharing Future Plans & we’ll be giving away a one year subscription to The Farm’s fresh produce.

You won’t want to miss out on this free fun spring event, so put on your jeans and come “Be the Farmer.”

More Information Coming Soon.

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Williams Tractor

Williams Tractor in Fayetteville Partners with The Farm

After our first few passes of the plow through the dirt this season, we knew we needed some help.  The 1954 Ferguson Tractor we had been given last season was giving all that it could, but it was going to need some major work in order to get us through the season.  We were committed to doing everything we could with what we have been given; however, after a few emails and phone calls by a very close friend of The Farm, a huge need was filled.

In a pattern that we never expect and are always surprised by, our needs seem to be met before we really even have an opportunity to fully realize them.  It has always felt like Someone is watching over us and bringing the necessary pieces together at just the right time.  Today was another confirmation of that.

This morning Williams Tractor in Fayetteville dropped off a brand new 45 horsepower New Holland tractor for us to use all season!

This is such an incredible gift that will allow us to do the hard work of turning and preparing the ground for this first season when it is especially difficult.

We have all the implements we need as well as a much needed front end loader for the various jobs we’ll have to do around The Farm.

This will make the ground preparation a lot more efficient, be a lot safer for Gary as he tries to navigate around The Farm and allow us to really focus the help of the community on the planting, maintenance and harvesting of the crops instead of busting ground.

We are so thankful for the team at Williams Tractor for their investment into our community and The Farm initiative.  Please take a few minutes to thank them and obviously we would ask that you visit them for any future agricultural or equipment needs that you may have.

If you would like more information on The Farm and how you can be involved, please visit our The Farm initiative page or email farm(at)cobblestoneproject(dot).org

Seeds in the Ground & Seeds in the Heart

Today was the first planting day at The Farm and while we accomplished much in kicking off the 2011 season, but the words of a father explaining how spending a morning at The Farm with his sons is really about so much more may have been the best part.

Here is a short compilation of our day at The Farm.  Thank you to all who have given of their time to invest in this place for the benefit of our community.

If you would like to join us on a Friday evening or Saturday morning from now until November, please visit The Farm initiative page for service days and times.

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Help Portrait NWA

On Saturday April 9th, Help Portrait NWA will have a small, localized event specifically for current and upcoming high school seniors. The event will be held in downtown Rogers from 9am to 3pm.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please visit the get involved section of our site and sign up. We are currently seeking photographers, hair and makeup artists, photo editors and registration assistants. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Please visit http://www.help-portrait-nwa.com/ for more information on how to participate.

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a Valentine’s Kiss for Laundry Love

We are super thankful for CCF Brands and how they decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day to support Laundry Love!

From CCF Brands CCF Life Blog Post…

Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine’s than with a kiss? We can’t think of one.

So… this Valentine’s we held a little contest to see which one of our board members should Pucker Up and kiss a pig.

CCF Brands associates made donations to see the board member of their choice kiss a pig.

The contest raised over $1,000 for the Laundry Love project and our EVP of Operations (Mark Trowbridge) was the lucky winner!

Here’s Mark puckering up. (Video to come)

Link to their original blog post with a video of the day’s activities!

CCF Life Pucker Up 2011

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The Farm: Spring Planting Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Planting and Volunteer Opportunities are now posted!

During the month of March there will be opportunities every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (please bring a lunch and something to drink) to serve at the Cobblestone Project Farm.  In April, Saturday service days will start at 9:00 AM and go until 1:00 PM.

Farm Location:  5298-5526 W Wedington Dr

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Description:

The Farm is designed to use agriculture to help the under-resourced in our community by focusing on six strategic pillars to include: Hunger Relief, Education, Economic Development, Community, Food Production and Sustainability.

For more information on the Cobblestone Project Farm initiative, please follow this link

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3 Bags in 2 Days “Bag Drive”

During the Month of March 3 Bags in 2 Day is holding a “Bag Drive” at 5 different locations:

Tuesday March 1, 2011 – Thursday March 31, 2011

Description:

Arsagas on Crossover & Mission
1852 N Crossover Rd
Fayetteville, Ar 72701
(479)527-0690

Arsagas on Gregg & Township
2418 North Gregg Avenue
Fayetteville, Ar 72703
(479) 444-6557

Arsagas in Springdale
Next to Harps near Harbor High School
(No Address or Phone Found)

Lewis & Clark
4915 S Thompson
Springdale, AR 72764
479-756-1344

Lewis & Clark
2530 Pinnacle Hills PKWY
Rogers, AR 72758
479-845-1344

We will be collecting our normal items:

  • Reusable Shopping Bag
  • 2 Gallon-sized Ziplock Baggies
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Men’s Socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Gloves/Hat/Scarf
  • Travel-sized Wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel Sized Kleenex
  • Chapstick
  • Q-tips
  • Cough Drops
  • Vitamin C drops
  • Deodorant (men’s/women’s)
  • Razors (no single blade, men’s/women’s)
  • Shaving Cream (men’s/women’s)
  • Bar Soap
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Tuna
  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Granola/Cereal Bars
  • Hard Candies
  • Protein Bars
  • Various Travel-Sized Items (including hand sanitizer)

If you are interested in donating other items to the bins, here are some ideas:

  • full-size: shampoo/conditioner, body wash, face wash, lotion
  • laundry detergent
  • wash cloths/towels
  • diapers
  • laundry baskets
  • big plastic tubs
  • dog food
  • tarps
  • rope
  • duct-tape
  • flashlights
  • canned food

Have a Happy March!

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