Anyone willing to try their hand at haymaking is welcome to participate in the volunteer event at Tuomarinkylä Manor on Thursday 5 July 2018, starting at 10:00.
Organised by the City, the haymaking event for volunteers is a decades-old tradition. The event involves stacking hay around poles across an area encompassing approximately five hectares. The stacked hay will ultimately become winter fodder for the domestic animals of Haltiala farm.
Participants will also have the opportunity to take a break from the haymaking to enjoy rides in a tractor-drawn carriage. For children, the event will also feature a sheep enclosure and pony rides.
Once the work is done, volunteers will also be able to enjoy a relaxing sauna. The men’s sauna is located in Tuomarinkylä, while women will be transported to Haltiala by tractor.
Participating volunteers can also look forward to free soup and coffee.
The haymaking event for volunteers will not be held in the event of heavy rain. However, a light drizzle will not prevent the event from going forward.
The maximum number of volunteer participants is 250. To register as a volunteer, please contact the Urban Environment Division’s customer service department using the contact details provided below. Registration closes on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 16:00.
Registration / customer service:
Opening hours: Mon 8:15–17:00, Tue–Thu 8:15–16:00, Fri 10:00–15:00
Tel. 09 310 22111
(If you wish to register via e-mail, please use the following subject line: Ilmoittautuminen Tuomarinkylän heinätalkoisiin)
Tuomarinkylä Manor on the map
Photo: Seppo Laakso