Tonight’s volunteer night has been cancelled due to the rain. Please join us next week (weather permitting) from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm!
The mobile market is not quite done so we’ll begin the farmer’s market season this Wednesday in our normal spot in front of Valley View Presbyterian Church from 3pm to 7pm. 601 N. Aiken Ave. We take cash, credit, checks, EBT and WIC farmer’s market checks.
We’ll have: Radishes, Chives, Swiss Chard, Eggs, Salad Mix, garlic scapes and more!
We know you want to be holding beautiful fruit like this pineapple tomato from your own vines in your own yards this summer (as well as good stuff from local farms)! Avoid the traffic and parking woes of some of the other plant sales happening this spring and come up to the peaceful gardens of Garfield Community Farm on Thursday nights in May during our open volunteer hours. We’ll have tomato, pepper, eggplant, herbs and even fruit and nut trees for sale. We’ll also be selling at the Friendship Folk and Flower Festival at Baum Grove in the Friendship neighborhood on Saturday May 7th from 11am to 3pm.
Permaculture is the design system that Garfield Community Farm is based on. Through permaculture we can come to understand natural ecological systems and how they work in order to design agricultural and human systems that are regenerative and restorative. Permaculture is being used by farmers, gardeners, architects, city planners, scientists, sociologists, people of faith and everybody in between, to understand our world more thoroughly and develop ways for us to live that are not destructive toward the planet, but in fact treat all life as sacred.
Check out the event here! Check out these details and put it on your calendar!
Every Wednesday from 3:30 until 7:00 is our farmer’s market at Valley View Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Aiken Ave. This week we’ll have lots of good stuff, including eggs from our chickens, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, ground cherries, delicious specialty watermelons from Clarion River Organics, and more!
Each Thursday night we work with volunteers at the farm from 5:30 until about 8. This is your chance to check out the farm, get to know people, learn about gardening, and help us out!
John Creasy (me, GCF Director), Jessica Sprunger (PULSE intern at GCF) and seven other volunteers from the farm and The Open Door Church just returned from an amazing two weeks of working with indigenous farmers in central Mexico. We planted over 75 fruit and nut trees and plenty more shrubs, herbs and perennial vegetables. It was a great time of learning and teaching as we shared our experiences with small scale farming and absorbed as much knowledge as we could from our hosts. Back at home the farm has been in full swing with most of our annual crops in and dozens of new perennials too. We planted more hops this year, added a hedgerow of hazelnuts to the upper garden and have been planted native and beneficial plants all over the place.
Our farmer’s market starts this Wednesday, 3:30 to 7:30pm at Valley View Church 601 N. Aiken Ave.
Come out to Franktuary on Butler Street for some happy hour treats to benefit Garfield Community Farm! Check out the details here! https://www.facebook.com/events/368581206662979/
This May a group from Garfield Community Farm and The Open Door Church is traveling to El Huizachal, Mexico to work on the Food Forest project we began in 2014. Check out the details here and find out how you can support us! http://igg.me/at/mexicofoodforest/x/10269744
John Creasy will be teaching a one day class on the principles and techniques you need to understand and better utilize the ways of permaculture. We’ll study the use of polycultures in your garden, plant and insect relationships, water catchment and conservation, energy in your home and on the farm, and more. Check it out here:
When: Saturday, February 28th – 9am to 3pm
Where: The Livermore (corner of Highland Ave. and Baum Blvd. in East Liberty)
Details: Cost is $50, “treats” will be provided by The Livermore to supplement a lunch that you bring.