Success at First Seedling Sales and Workdays!

The seedlings we're selling were lovingly grown under lights in the basements of our Farm staff!

The seedlings we’re selling were lovingly grown under lights in the basements of our Farm staff!

 

The first two sale dates at the Howard Street Farm (of 9 total this spring) got us to a surprisingly good start on our fundraising goals for this year, despite the unseasonably cool weather. We had a steady stream of customers bringing home cool weather seedlings for their home gardens and container planting. Kale seemed to be quite popular on Saturday; we just about sold out of the 3 trays of seedlings we brought that day. Other fast-movers were swiss chard, bok choy, and sugar snap peas. Luckily, we still have several trays for the remainder of our sales!

In addition to the sale, we hosted a few volunteer groups on the Farm – all in all about 50 people muddied their boots while spreading wood chips over wet spots near our shed and preparing our 15 raised beds and 3 crop rows for planting. It’s so great to see so much work getting done in the span of just a couple days!

We’re honored to be carrying out our mission of providing hands-on educational opportunities for the community while building a local food resource for all to share. The interest and excitement we consistently see from our community – volunteering on the Farm and snapping up healthy, organic seedlings – reminds us that there is a growing hunger for urban agriculture in our area!