Connecting during COVID

Greetings,

We hope you are as safe and secure as possible during this time of crisis. If you have any needs that we might help with, please visit the Cooperation Humboldt COVID-19 Community Response Needs Request page.

For those of you in a position to volunteer during this time, we have several specific invitations to collaborate and/or engage with Cooperation Humboldt and our COVID response activities.

Mini Gardens

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 Our food team’s primary focus this season is installing as many mini-gardens as possible for low income residents of Humboldt County. This project is just ramping up, and we’ve installed 18 so far, with almost a hundred more households requesting this service to date. We have a great need for garden installation volunteers – folks who have at least some gardening experience, and who can work semi-independently to deliver and install small (3′ square) garden beds and fill them with soil and plants. Volunteers can take on as few or as many gardens as they like, and of course Cooperation Humboldt will cover all costs. 

If you’d like to help, but are unable to be an installer, we also welcome help in any of the following ways:

  • Donate plant starts (we’re focusing on crops that are easy for beginners to grow, including lettuce, kale, strawberries, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, etc.)
  • Build planter boxes
  • Loan a truck for an installation volunteer who doesn’t have one

To learn more about how you can get involved with this effort, contact Tamara at tamara.mcfarland@cooperationhumboldt.com

Little Free Pantries

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During this pandemic, our Little Free Pantries are being utilized like never before. If you want to help with that project, contact Casey Jo at pheonyx31@gmail.com. And of course, you’re invited to donate non-perishable food and personal care items to any pantry, any time.

COVID Response – Eureka

We are also looking for someone able to take an active role in assisting our COVID response in Eureka. This involves helping to match needs requests with volunteers. If you are interested in learning more, contact David at david.cobb@cooperationhumboldt.com.

Mask Making

Want to join our mask-making team? Have materials to donate? You can sew from home, or come to our physically distanced office space in Bayside (which is sanitized before/after each use) and use a donated sewing machine. Contact Kait at kaitangus@gmail.com.

Learn/Engage

Curious about Solidarity, but isolated? Join us for a video conversation about the concept of Solidarity Economics generally, how Cooperation Humboldt applies those concepts in tangible ways locally, and how you can get involved – next Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 pm on Zoom. Advance registration is required  click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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