4th Annual Spring Kick-off, Sat. April 8th


Date set for our 4th Annual Spring Kick-off: April 8th

Thanks to everyone who came to our get together last Saturday! We had a great discussion, and it was refreshing to see both new, and familiar faces.

The kick off will be on Saturday, April 8th, from 11am to 3pm. You can RSVP via Facebook, if you like. We’ll be planting the communal beds, creating garden signs, amateur face-painting will be offered (emphasis on amateur 👩‍🎨👨🏽‍🎨), and we’ll be creating a new SW-inspired flower garden: the garden will be in the shape of the letters S and W, with a heart in between — S ❤️ W

If you’d like to help with any of the planning, or have suggestions for additional activities, feel free to get in touch!

Time to start planning for Spring 2017

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, consider reading this piece written in 2005 by Juan Williams and published by National Public Radio on the history, and current status of Black Farmers in America.

Getting Ready For Our 4th Annual Spring Kick-off!

Are you ready to get your hands in some dirt again? Well, spring is getting closer and closer each day, which also means it’s time to start planning for our annual, spring kick-off. The kick-off marks the beginning of the communal section’s growing season, and the resumption of regular workdays.

In previous years, we’ve held cooking demos, compost workshops, planted potatoes in buckets, painted garden signs, and of course, planted seeds in the communal section (photos from previous years can be found here: 2014, 2015, 2016).

So… what have we got planned for this year? We don’t know yet, but if you’d like to help us figure that out, please fill out this Doodle poll by Sunday night, February 12th. The next day, the 13th, via this newsletter, the most convenient day and time will be shared for anyone to attend.

Building On Last Year

Our goal for 2017 is to continue the momentum we’ve created over the past couple of years. In 2015, we grew 65 pounds of produce and averaged about 10 people per workday; in 2016, we grew 140 pounds and averaged almost 14 people per workday. Please feel free to share with us your talents, ideas, energy, and any other unique attributes!

Composting 24/7/365

Oh, and hey, the brothers at Urban Farm Plans built us a new compost bin that will be accessible all day, every day!