NADRASCA Farm Visit
Good visit to the farm on 15th May.
10 acres, two sheep (know any spinners, they want to get the wool spun to make fingerless gloves for the guys. I say guys, as this is what they said, and on reflection, I didn’t see any females.)
Anyway, they were so friendly and happy to have an interested visitors.
We walked the acreage, chatting. The adults have an age range from post school, 18 – 65. But most of the attendees I saw were young.
The demeanour was happy/ inclusive/ jovial/ and just nice, for want of a better word.
Rodney said that this was their aim, but not always so, understandable.
People were coming and going the whole time. They also have water tanks.
Rodney also mentioned that they were thinking of setting up community garden patches to get the community involved.
I expressed my interest, but think it is a budding idea.
I recall that this was an extension mentioned as part of ‘save the Bellbird Dell’ campaign, but obviously still thinking of it.
I went at 1:00pm when they have a communal lunch, cooked by the attendees under supervision.
It was stew, which I think is universal for anything in a pot, that can be eaten at the other end.
Looked hearty, but not that appealing.
They collect cans to cash in, if you have a party, drop them near the gate. Apparently they cash them in every six months, and it means they get steak instead of stew! Sense of humour. I like it.
The attendees seemed to come and go as I mentioned, but seemed to ‘hang out’ it was lunch time! Apparently they service 20 gardening jobs per week, for $, as this is there income.
I did look at there wood chip pile with envy, but that’s another discussion!
Do feel free to pop down and have a look. It’s not overwhelming, but I love what NADRASCA does for our adult intellectually disabled people. It had a lovely atmosphere,