Join us April 29, 9am-4pm for the Green Gate Farms Day, part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.
Since 1984, HMI has helped communities grow and thrive by educating family farmers and ranchers and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment. Their mission is to educate people in regenerative agriculture for healthy land and thriving communities.
Presenters include Peggy Sechrist from Holistic Management, Skip Connett & Erin Flynn, Green Gate Farm Owners, Ronda Rutledge the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center • Robert Maggiani from NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology), and Edwin Marty, a Food Policy Manager for the City of Austin.
In addition to Erin & Skip’s story and tour of the farm, there will be a wonderful in-depth discussion about the benefits and challenges of neighborhood farms. The lunch will be lovingly made by Andria Millie from Culvito Catering from pork and vegetables grown at Green Gate Farm.
Click here for more information and to sign up.
Scholarship opportunities are available.
Blister beetles have been storming the river farm during this fine raining week. The beetles mutilated the chard, everything else is hanging in and growing big for a ride to your dinner plate. At the city farm we have a few new treats growing strong. Cilantro, collards, head lettuce, and golden frill mustard should all be making their way into the shares over the next few weeks. The squash is tapering out, enjoy the rest while it lasts. And if you are ever looking to get your hands on more of Green Gate’s rocking vegetables we are beginning to wholesale with Vinaigrette (http://www.vinaigretteonline.
Join us in celebrating
Green Gate Farms 10th Anniversary Party
on Saturday, September 24th from 4-10PM
We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of organic farming here in Austin, Texas, and we have big news to share about the future of the farm! We want to thank our farm friends, past and present, by inviting you all to the farm party of the year! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4PM-10PM for live music, dancing and great food. There will be a potluck so bring a covered dish (and your own blanket, cups, plates and cutlery), your guitar, your kids (no pets though), a drum and help us celebrate!
What: Green Gate Farms’ 10th Anniversary Party will be a celebration of local, organic food, flowers and farms at one of East Austin’s most historic farms.
The celebration will include:
- Potluck (bring a dish to share!)
- Local Brews
- Barn Hug
- Live Music
- Aztec Dancing to Bless the Farm
- Drum Circle – BYOD, bring your own drum
- Games for all ages
- Unveiling of our new Farm Development Plan
The event is free and open to all ages.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 4-6PM
Where: At our Urban Farm, 8310 Canoga Ave. Austin, TX 78724 (near Decker Lane and FM 969)
Who: Everyone is invited! CSA members, volunteers, workshare members, neighbors, community supporters, etc. Even if you have never been to our farm before, this is a great time to visit.
Website link: https://greengatefarms.net/10th-anniversary-party/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/232556787109840/
Sign up to volunteer – email Carolyn at email@example.com.
Week 8B Spring CSA 2016