Join us on January 27th for a hands-on workshop at Farmshare Austin (www.farmshareaustin.org), a non-profit teaching farm just southeast of Austin. Spend the day learning about high tunnel design, uses and installation. Lorig Hawkins from Middle Ground Farm will be guiding us through the installation of a 30x60 ft greenhouse.
9:00 - 9:45am - Optional: Arrive early for a tour of Farmshare Austin!
10am - 11am - Michelle Akindiya, Farmshare Austin’s Education Director will provide an overview of high tunnel uses & structures in the classroom
11am - 11:15am - break
11:15am - 1pm - Lorig Hawkins from Middle Ground Farm will lead us in the installation of our 60 x 30 ft high tunnel
1pm - 2pm - Lunch will be provided.
2pm - 3:00 pm - We will continue the high tunnel construction
3:00 - 4:00pm - Presentation about NRCS EQIP funding for High Tunnels
Please come dressed for the weather. Closed toed shoes, a water bottle, and a mask to wear indoors will be required. You may also want to wear a pair of gloves. Farmshare Austin is located at 3608 River Road, Cedar Creek 78612, about a 50 minute drive south of the Georgetown Conference Center.
The Texas Center for Local Food is hosting the annual meet up of the Texas Network of Farmers Markets. Farmers market organizers will get the first scoop on new statewide support for SNAP at your farmers market and learn about possible new funding opportunities in 2022. There will be roundtable discussions for large and small farmers markets and newbies too covering topics of SNAP, COVID-19, and other topics of interest.
Located at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center- 1101 Woodlawn St, Georgetown, TX 78628
Established in 1992, by Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle, Boggy Creek Farm (www.boggycreekfarm.com) is one of the first urban vegetable farms in Texas, just 3 miles from downtown Austin. The regenerative, no till, five acres are harvested year-round an sold at the on-site farm stand, just steps away from the fields, for a fresh farm-to-table experience.
Join TOFGA as we visit the gorgeous Boggy Creek Farm which is located at 3414 Lyons Road, Austin, TX, 78702
Belle Vie Farm and Kitchen (www.belleviefarm.com) are starting their sixth year sustainably raising ducks, chickens, and pork on forty acres. The farm is run by a Texan/French couple who market meats and added value products directly to consumers and to Austin restaurants. All feed is organic and milled on the farm. Their pigs are raised in a newly finished wagon wheel system in the woods incorporating cover crops. Since the first season, all poultry have been raised on pasture following a managed intensive grazing system in mobile paddocks.
Join us as we visit Aubrey and Perrine's beautiful pastures 50 minutes east of Georgetown. The address is 4200 CR 481, Thrall, TX 76578. Please Google Map this, but know that it will often tell you to take a small dirt road just before you get to the Belle Vie called CR 312 or Aidina Church Rd. Do not take this road. Proceed further down CR 481 and you will see a red gate on the right hand side.