Thanks for sending your interns and/or coming to our field day last week at Paula’s Garden! The family gave us a great tour of the different operations on the farm, and Paula gave us a fascinating explanation on making bouquets and marketing flowers. We also enjoyed a delicious potluck with great food and corn from the farm!
With 21 attendees, we had a large and diverse group including interns from Deluge Farm, Mill Crick Farm, PEAS Farm, and more.

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!

Up Next! 
Field Day at River Road Farm in Missoula!

Wednesday, August 19th from 3pm-6pmfollowed 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.

Please register at least 3-4 days in advance (by August 15th) so we can give Greg and his crew a sense of what to expect.
It really helps us prepare to know how many people are coming!