Wow, what a week. Everyone seems to be scrambling and settling in for what looks to be a long haul to get through this COVID-19 pandemic. So much going on right now locally and globally that’s it’s quite a bit to process. It’s also a deep question to ponder – what will emerge on the other side of this virus. My fear is that our civilization will simply pick up the pieces and carry on rebuilding the same broken system. In all honesty, as horrible and gut wrenching as this pandemic is, the economic crisis created represents an incredible opportunity to reinvent everything that is broken in our culture. We must focus on localizing everything we possibly can including:
Manufacturing & supply chains
Health & Education
Entertainment & Recreation & Sport
Here on the home front we are working on projects around the homestead; preparing gardens, grafting, soil building, and finishing up paid work that can be completed with “Social Distancing”. We are also organizing our new plant stock in the Nursery and reinventing how we will do farm gate sales…again.
Here’s the latest Nursery plans:
All nursery sales will be by appointment only AND we will offer a pick up and local delivery service via our old farm truck. (Delivery is free with orders over $400), and if Gord get the trailer for the bike built… perhaps by e-bike. Send an email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your private appointment. When you arrive at our farm, please park on the street, and we will help you with your order while maintaining 2 meter social distancing.
NO CASH sales. Only cheques and e-transfers from now on.
We have LOTS of new plants in stock and lots more not listed on our plant inventory sheets.
LOWER prices: We have lowered prices on many items to move them fast…we don’t want to water them all summer. We also have no idea if our nursery will have to close at some point due to further emergency plans.
Here’s the plant list:
SPECIAL 10% discount for everyone who has not flown in the last 2 years. Please mention this NO-FLY discount to us when we are writing up your invoice.
We continue to take time every day for gratitude for what is good. Today I am grateful that this crisis has hit us in the spring. What are you grateful for?
Let’s all get busy growing food and sharing seeds, starts, food, and skills with our community neighbours. We can only get through this crisis together.
Ann and Gord