Garden City Harvest’s River Road Farm in Missoula
Seed Saving, Cover Cropping, a Potluck, and more!
Wednesday, August 19th, 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.
Field days are free, farmer-led, on-farm events geared towards people who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and those who are just getting started. Of course, beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome, too!
Each field day is farmer led so they vary in topics and times based on the farmers’ areas of expertise and availability. To best assist the farmers in hosting a successful field day, we ask that you register at least three days in advance, or by Sunday, August 16th. Walk-ins are still welcome, but we’d greatly prefer to have a good estimate of numbers in advance.
We hope to see you there!