Every attendee said their knowledge of how a family farm is operated and the market opportunities for flowers improved! One attendee noted, “Learning about such a creative, diversified business gave me new ideas and inspiration for the kind of business I’d like to have in the future.“ That’s great news!
Field Day at River Road Farm in Missoula!
Wednesday, August 19th from 3pm-6pm, followed by a potluck dinner
River Road Community Garden and Neighborhood Farm is one of four urban farms managed by Garden City Harvest. Established in 1996, River Road sits on 3.5 acres and includes 55 community garden plots and a farm that offers 15 winter CSA shares and 64 summer CSA shares and raises 4,000-6,000 pounds of produce annually for the Poverello Center. Because many farmers are considering forming as nonprofits, farm manager Greg Price will talk about the unique benefits and drawbacks of farming as a nonprofit, along with a discussion of the ins and outs of managing a large CSA program, and his seed saving, cover cropping and weed and pest management techniques. For more info on River Road Farm, click here.
It really helps us prepare to know how many people are coming!