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 […]
March 2014 NFI News
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.
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 […]
Dec 2013 NFI News Release
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.
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 […]
Boys Hunting and Shooting Camp at Green Gate Farms’ River Farm introduced 12 boys to outdoor skills, including fishing, shooting, archery, camp making, tracking and nature exploration. Next camp, Dec. 1-2: see fun here!
New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms is seeking an intern to help with social media and marketing.