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Summer is Here!

NEW FARM INSTITUTE NEWS  Hi friends,The sun is out, and the farm is buzzing! This week, we said goodbye to our class of Junior Farmers: Mrs. Hidalgo’s 5th grade class from the Austin Jewish Academy celebrated three months of farm-based education with a day of chores, certifications, and cake. They made an invaluable contribution to our […]

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Updates From New Farm Institute

Hi everyone, As the weather gets warmer, the farm gets busier! Last week, we were excited to be part of the Sustainable Food Center’s Meet the Farmer program at Gullett Elementary, Pease Elementary, and Magnolia Montessori schools last week. Students at these schools had the opportunity to quiz us about the farm, and they got […]

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Resurrection

There’s nothing like a visiting school group to make the farm come alive. This morning we toured Khabele School kindergartners around the fields and introduced them to horse, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens and Guinea hens. We showed them sustainable systems – spent grain used for feed, drip irrigation used for water conservation, etc. — and […]

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Happy Holidays!

    Ten Christmases ago, our family arrived in Austin to begin our new life as farmers. Like so many best laid plans, this one took an unexpected detour. Instead of moving to the 40-acre farm we had planned to buy in Cedar Creek, we were renting a house in Cedar Park. Instead of roaming […]

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March News Release

March 2014 NFI News

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February 2014 News Release

February Events Include: Family Farm Day(s), Help farmers feed the animals and do daily chores February 8 & 22  (Saturday) 10am-12pm, $10 per person, sliding scale available. Weed Dating Potluck, New to town? Need a break from the bar scene? Come out for your second annual Weed Dating Potluck. Single folks ages 18 to 98 […]

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December News Release

Dec 2013 NFI News Release

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Hoop House Workshop 11/24/13 Postponed

Unfortunately due to delays in the shipping of our Hoop House and the predicted cold weather, we are canceling this weekend’s Hoop House Workshop. Stay posted as we plan to reschedule on an upcoming Sunday between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Check back soon for updates. 

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November News Release

Nov 2013 NFI News PDF

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Tribute to a Fallen Farmer

Some losses are so heavy and senseless, one can hardly bear them. A farmer can withstand the loss of crops and livestock; they will return in a season or two. But to lose a fellow farmer and such a bright, passionate one in the prime of his youth – how can a tragedy so grave […]

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