Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Urban Garden Festival – Success!

This past weekend, the Master Gardners of Davidson County held their Annual Urban Garden Festival. Although it was our first time participating, we enjoyed our overall experience. We got a chance to provide attendees with information about our organization, and our urban farm project. We must have spoken to hundreds of people.

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Workin’ the booth.

Our understanding of the festival is that in the past, it’s attracted about 500 attendees, and this year, attendance tripled, bringing in over 1400 people!

We have found the Master Gardners of Davidson County to be incredibly supportive of our project. Giving us an opportunity to participate in their annual festival was just an extension of the support they have given our project.

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We had a lot of information to share!

They were many opportunities to network with people in similar fields. We were introduced to producers and artisans of all walks, and witness various demonstrations from experts.

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Metro Police showed up. Equestrian style.

We loved the experience, and look forward to participating next year!

 

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We WON! (Seed Money Suppers)

So we got a chance to present at Seed Money Suppers, and won. We are so thrilled that members of the Nashville food community heard our story, and found our idea a worthwhile endeavor. We extend our thank yous to our friends who showed up to support us.

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The voting Ballot.

Our competitor was an equally community driven and necessary endeavor. We wish them well as they pursue seed money for their worthwhile journey.

From the Community Food Advocates’ website, Seed Money Suppers is

A once a month dinner event, a gathering of minds, a community driven micro-grant program to build a healthier and more sustainable food system. Each attendee pays $10 for supper and drinks for adults, $5 for children. $8.75 of every $10 is given to the winning presenter, with $1.25 to cover overhead including food and supplies.

 

Our Vision

 

Seed Money Suppers is a little idea with a big mission, to empower the people in our community to engage with our food system to make access to sustainable and healthy food an option for all.

Community Food Advocates has long been part of the policy and direct service aspect of our food system, but there are needs unfilled. The community funded micro-grant model gives us an opportunity to bring the community to the table to help create a real and lasting impact.

 

Nashville’s food system belongs to us all. Everybody Eats is more than a catch phrase to us, it is a reminder that through food we are all connected. Our hope is that we, as a community, will collectively rise to the challenge, find support in each other, and innovate to create new and creative solutions to the issues of hunger and food system work.

 

Fasha meets Tony of Plumbers of Nashville, Inc

As we continue to bring together the many pieces of the project, we explore irrigation possibilities and having water on the property for thefunctioning of the garden. With that in mind, we met with Tony, a plumber and owner of Plumbers of Nashville, Inc at the garden site. During our visit, we assessed what would be ideal for the kind of garden we would like to set up. He had great insights as to how to bring in the water and we plan to continue consulting with him on this. Continue to check in on us to see what we’ve been up to!

Is it still considered a farm if the floor is made of hardwood?

Beautiful rooftop garden.

We have Yellow Bibiscus on our minds

Cause they’re so darn beautiful aren’t they?

Yellow Hibiscus.

It’s all up to you

You create beauty with your attitude, your behavior, your actions. It’s all up to you.

We need one of these on our farm

Maybe a couple.

Garden Chair, courtesy of: http://www.interior-hits.com