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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thank You for Making Farm Camp Amazing! Farm Camp has come to a close after five glorious weeks of happy campers, rain, renovation and exploration. Here’s a quick recap:Renovations include the upgrades Farmer Jim made to Fort Porky with his ever-changing band of builders as well as the creation of a gorgeous corn hole game.Hopefully, you noticed a […]
During Monday’s Farm Camp we slowed down to see what the farm would present: like a clutch of blue eggs in the wrong place… and a barn cat enjoying a slow meal (poor geeko). Exploring up high… was almost as much fun as loving on Boo. Here’s to simple pleasures.