Out here on the Farm, I am in the midst of planning and preparing for the 2011 season. This time last year, snow completely covered the fields. I remember being worried that I would never be able to plant the crops. Now this winter, the occasional warm days (and some cold ones too), have provided ample time to build a new high tunnel. Every morning I see the high tunnel (miraculously still standing even after 50 mph winds) and I know that seed starting is just around the corner and feel glad that the seedlings will have a beautiful new home to grow up in.
Radix Farm in the Community
I will be speaking at Rooting DC this weekend, February 19th, with Vinnie Bevivino and Christian Melendez on “Seed Starting and Season Extension”. Check it out – Rooting DC is a great Urban Gardening learning and sharing event.
Speaking of speaking . . . I was also privileged to speak at last weekend’sTEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat viewing party organized by Future Harvest – CASA. The viewing party was a live webcast of the TEDx Manhattan event – big thinkers sharing big ideas about changing the way we eat on a systemic level, with intermissions of local farmers and foodies speaking to local concerns. See a very nice blog post about my brief talk by Ibti of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture here.
I will also be presenting with a panel of farmers on “How to Start and Manage a Community Supported Agriculture Program” at theAccokeek Foundation’s Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship on March 3rd. If you’re thinking about starting your own CSA, don’t miss this all day event.
Check back soon for an update on process to purchase CSA shares for 2011. There is general info on CSA prices and what to expect in the CSA – Overview and 2011 Detail tab.
Seeds to Food
Can you believe that this table full of seeds will produce all the food for the CSA this season. Truly amazing!
High Tunnel Building Project
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with building!
Ahhh, a project planned and completed. What a great feeling.
Enjoy the rest of winter, spring will be here in no time.