Here’s a PDF on solar energy that I prepared for a workshop I’ll lead at the Lamppost Farm fall festival tomorrow. Much of the info on active solar is from Wikipedia, passive solar is from my own experience. Solar Energy Workshop
Starting Tuesday, October 16th John Creasy will be leading a book group at 7:30am. The focus of the group will be food, faith, sustainable systems, permaculture, etc. If you’re interested let us know in the comments section. The first reading will be The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. We’ll meet at Tazza D’oro on Highland Ave. Come out with the book and the first chapter read.
For the first time Garfield Farm is going to offer an eight week autumn CSA beginning in October and lasting eight consecutive weeks. Last spring we were able to begin our summer CSA, which lasts for 20 weeks, three weeks early. Usually it doesn’t end until mid October. This year it’ll end at the end of September giving us a couple weeks to get the new autumn CSA started. We also have a new 60′ caterpillar tunnel to grow fall crops in this year and we can make as many low tunnels as we want. The CSA’s for the fall will be limited to just 10 families so let us know now if you’re interested. The cost will be $200 per family. Our fall crops will include lots of salad greens, root crops like radishes and turnips, and lots of kale and other cooking greens. We’ll also include some things purchased from some other local farms like apples winter squash. If you’re interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
This summer has been another season of growth for us, but with plants and vegetables, but also in many other ways. It’s been so busy that we haven’t updated the blog here in a long time, but we’ll be posting lots of pictures and posts over the next few weeks. The pictures here is of our new Organic Cotton T-shirts! The logo was created by Phil Mollenkof, a friend here in the neighborhood. You can buy them from us for $15.
Come up to Valley View Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Aiken Ave., any Wednesday between 3pm and 7pm and you’ll find us selling our produce to the neighbors of Garfield. We accept FMNP check vouchers and are working to accept EBT cards (food stamps).
Starting May 23rd Garfield Community Farm will be joined by Knotweed Farm of Stanton Heights at Valley View Presbyterian Church for a weekly farmer’s market. This will happen EVERY WEDNESDAY through October from 3pm to 7pm.
At the May markets we’ll have tomato and herb plants for sale, salad mix, chard, kale, braising mixes, herbs, and more. Come out and get some fresh veggies from your most local urban farms!