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Farm events and their purpose

by Alice Warner |  | 1 comment

February 6, 2018

On 17th February 2018 we are having another farm event. This one will be a simple gathering for tea and coffee to meet other members and me, if you haven’t had the chance already. We will then go on a tasty farm tour where I will demonstrate the tools and methods we use to grow your vegetables. We will also see what is currently in season, what has just been planted for next season, and what is on the way out. You will get to see a working organic vegetable farm, warts and all. I will tell you about how we have grown in less than a year to provide local organic vegetables to over 60 families. Finally, you will be able to purchase vegetables harvested that morning to take home.

But why do I hold farm tours in the first place? Surely, after waking early to farm all week, harvesting and delivering vegetables and finding time for administrative and marketing tasks I want to have weekends off? This is true, and I do spend a lot of time on the weekends with my family. However, I believe strongly in food literacy and education and supporting local food systems. People can’t do that if they don’t know how their local farms work or where their food comes from. This is one reason I hold the tours. Another is to reconnect people with the Earth and the seasons. Observing the effect of weather and climate on wildlife at the farm and which veg can grow at a particular time is very powerful. It allows people to get in touch with something larger, and to understand the reasons behind the seasons which allow plants to do different things at different times of the year. Finally, the farm tours are an opportunity for you to meet like-minded people. There are many others who, like you, care about the environment and healthy food and love coking and preparing delicious meals. Come along and meet some of them.

Even if you have been before, coming again will show you different crops growing compared to our last tour in early Spring. So, if you are interested, check out the Events page of our website for more details and we will see you there.

Yours in veg,


Comments (1)

  • Jani Stocker on July 08, 2018

    Hi Alice,
    When will you be holding your next farm tour?
    And also, have there been any new newsletters since February?

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