Volunteer Spotlight: maurices

We would like to highlight maurices for their work at the Eco3 Farm during their Difference Making event. The enthusiasm and energy of each volunteer added sunshine to an otherwise gray autumn day. Volunteers completed many tasks, such as planting garlic, washing seedling trays, harvesting produce for the food bank at Lake Superior College, covering the squash field for winter, and contributing to our ongoing soil restoration project. 

The soil at the Eco3 Farm has been negatively impacted by urbanization and development, leading to pH and nutrient mobility issues. Despite this, we believe in the potential of this amazing space to feed both bodies and minds in our community. This belief is the foundation for our soil restoration project and key to expanding sustainable food systems in our community. 

Volunteers from maurices contributed to this vision by building raised beds composed of an amended soil mixture in one of our high tunnels. Once complete, this covered growing space will be able to produce nutritious crops for most of the year! After gaining an understanding of soil structure and regenerative practices at the Eco3 Farm, we hope that volunteers will be empowered to build soil wherever they are. 

At the Eco3 office, the volunteers from maurices helped prepare us for the winter months ahead. They cleaned up the CHUM winter warming center, helped us set up new technology, and reorganized our office space to better suit our needs as we begin our transition to a community center.

Thank you to our volunteers for supporting Ecolibrium3 and our community programming. Please direct any questions about the soil restoration project or interest in getting involved to farm@ecolibrium3.org.