Community Education

Partial list of how Green Gate Farms serves its community: 

Cultivating Food

  • Whole Foods employees, Regional Nutritionists Farm Tour
  • Herb Class for Kids with Herbalist Nicole Telkes
  • Sun Cooking and Simple Living Permaculture Workshops with Jenny Nazak
  • “Making Gumbo” Cooking Class with Chef Elizabeth Winslow
  • Cooking Class in Farmhouse Kitchen with Greenling Delivery Service
  • Texas Department of Human Services, local food training video
  • U-pick opportunities for vegetables and flowers
  • Pickling Class, CSA member grew cucumbers and taught pickling workshop for 35 participants
  • Sunset Harvest Cooking Class, Chef Kert Peterson

Cultivating Community

  • Farm Camp for Kids, weeklong camps for ages 5-15
  • Architecture for Humanity, Earthbag building workshop
  • Sponsored Share program, our farm program to feed underserved
  • Youth Empowered Art (YEA) classes for underserved and other kids
  • Little Helping Hands, host volunteer activities for young children
  • “Lasagna” Gardening Class with Farmer Erin
  • Girl Scout projects
  • Urban Bike Tour
  • Funky Chicken Coop Tours
  • Seasonal Plant Sales, Fall/Spring transplants
  • Yoga in the Hayloft with several instructors
  • Mothers of Multiples Meet-up
  • Students from area colleges, assist with research

Cultivating Farmers

  • 5-H, month-long kids’ program, pairing city children with piglets
  • Farmer for a Day, Saturday morning camp for kids
  • Adult Camp, second Sundays, monthly
  • Composting workshop with Break It Down, new composting business
  • Beekeeping Workshop with the farm’s beekeeper, MARS Honey
  • Seed Saving workshops
  • Richardson Farm pork sold at farm stand, helping launch their business
  • Plant identification classes for kids/adults with Herbalist Ginger Webb
  • Little Green Witches, host environmental classes for girls
  • Gardening Teacher trainings for school teachers, camp counselors and individuals
  • Processing classes: Chicken, Goat, Sheep
  • Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) Farm Tours
  • University of Texas environmental sciences, geology students, and Slow Food chapter volunteer on farm
  • UT Student Garden, consulted with founder
  • Incubator Farm program