Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ticket Information

Harvest Festival & Picnic
A Celebration and Fundraiser for Our Community Farm Project

WHEN: October 23rd, noon - 4pm (food served 12:30 - 2)
WHERE: At the farm (121 Sams St, next to Avondale MARTA Station)
WHY: To celebrate our hard work and raise funds for education

Ticket Information:
$15 adults in advance ($20 after 10/20/10!)
$10 children (10 & under)
free for children under 4
  1. Buy tickets online ($2 ticket fee) until 10/20/10: click here
  2. Mail order tickets (no fee): print this form and mail to RFS by 10/20/10
  3. Visit us at Peachtree Road Farmers' Market on Saturday, September 25th, to purchase tickets directly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

In the news!

Families find comfort in familiar food, companionship in Atlanta suburb.

Buggin' Out on the Farm

In less than 6 months of working to create a microfarm, the ecosystem at 121 Sams St has exploded with diversity. The space is completely transformed and now is teeming with life. While some of the bug species do inflict harm to our plants, we still welcome their presence because we know we are re-introducing balance to the land. I've been accumulating pictures with my trusty iPhone camera, which I can no longer resist sharing. If I've misidentified anything, speak up!

Praying Mantis on African squash

Two lady beetles, enjoying each other's company

An acrobatic grasshopper

Two grasshoppers, displaying their acrobatic abilities a bit differently

Aphid eggs covering our okra! (Spraying soapy water on these does this trick)

Squash eggs on squash plant. We systematically check for these and crush them before they hatch.

Leaf-footed plant bug, sucking the juice out of our tomatoes. They fly, too!

Japanese beetle on okra.