Since the summer is coming and our BJ farmers need a help to harvest their healthy products before it is too hot, we have thought it would be a great idea for the Beijing families to explore the BJ countryside taking part to a new event:
LET’S BE A FARMER FOR ONE DAY!
We will have the opportunity to learn what is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and how it works in China, share with the farmers and the CSA founders their knowledge and be directly involved in the farm daily activities: taking care of the many animals, cut off weeds to let the vegetable grow better, help out with the pre-summer harvest and enjoy a sunny day in the countryside!
20% Discount prices will be offered o the participants who want to buy Shared Harvest’s products after the event! (eg. vegetables pick up 40yuan/kg, for this event, 30 yuan/kg)
10.00 Leave with the bus from Kempinski Hotel (in front of)
11.30 Arrive at Shared Harvest
11.45 Introduction to the CSA by the founder, Shi Yan (PhD.)
12.15 Enjoy the Organic Lunch that Shi Yan and her helpers will prepare for us,
based on seasonal vegetables, grass-fed lean meat, free range eggs and home-made products
13.15 Division into working groups:
Group 1: Be shepherd and take care about the farm animals (rabbits and pigs) so they do not eat the cultivated vegetables
Group 2: Cut off weeds
Group 3: Vegetables harvest
13.30 Start farming activities
14.30 Farming group sharing and rest
15.00 Greeting and leave the CSA
16.30 Arrival at Kempinski Hotel
Take some notes:
When: June 22h, 2014 (Sunday) 10.00-16.30
Where: Shared Harvest, Beijing County, Shunyi District, Liuzhuanghu Village
Fee: see what price suits you best and let us know!
Rmb250 (200 for SF members): includes Slow Food membership, organic lunch, educational visit to the farm & farm activities, bus to and from Beijing (from Kempinski hotel, in front of). Payment will be collected on the bus to the farm.
Rmb150 (no transportation): includes Slow Food membership, organic lunch, educational visit to the farm & farm activities. Payment will be collected upon arrival by the Slow Food Representative on site.
Children under 4 years old will be free, but if the child requires a separate seat on the bus, then they will be charged half price.
The fees will be collected on the bus, to the way to the CSA.
Seats on the bus are limited!
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org specifying:
- Number of people
- Telephone’s Number
- Fee you pick up and transportation (independent/bus)