October is a busy month for Half Moon Bay and for The HEAL Project. This time of year we plant our final crops of the season, crops that don’t mind the cold like garlic, spinach and fava beans, and we sow cover crops to prepare the fields for next seasons plantings. The farm is buzzing with student visitors, eager to get out of the classroom and in to the crisp, bright fall air. This month at the farm students are harvesting roots like beets and radishes, learning about plant life cycles, and collecting flower seeds and making seed packets to take home. We encourage you to take a moment today to notice the cycles of the season. Do you see any leaves changing color? Or any flowers that have turned to seed? What are the plants around your home doing this time of year? We’re never too old to simply observe.
New Leaf Community Day – TOMORROW!
Shop to support The HEAL Project tomorrow October 20th at New Leaf Market in Half Moon Bay. THP will receive 5% of the days total sales. When you purchase your groceries at your local New Leaf on Community Day you effortlessly support your community, shopping becomes giving. Already did your shopping for the week? Stop in for lunch! New Leaf has delicious lunch items. On any given day of the week you’re likely to spot a THP staff person picking up a bite to eat. The Coastal Kale Salad is a perennial favorite among THP staff!
10th Anniversary party – Thank you!!
Thanks to all who came out to our 10th Anniversary Party! What a beautiful day on the farm celebrating with the community all the work and progress THP has made in the past decade to advance farm and garden education on the Coast and in San Mateo County. Can’t wait to see what the next 10 years brings, we’ve got big plans for THP!
Save the Date – #GivingTuesday
Dine out on November 29th to support The HEAL Project! #Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. This year why not give yourself a break from cooking and dishes by dining out to support The HEAL Project? On #Giving Tuesday, November 29th, some of your favorite Coastside restaurants will donate a portion of your food purchase to The HEAL Project. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the list of restaurants that will be supporting us in this important fundraising event.