Posts Tagged ‘farming’

We have “breathtaking” and “most colorful” fruit on our minds.

The head of the 1ft 6in high Pollia condensata plant that ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique, which scientists today revealed as the most colourful plant ever seen. Pollia condensata’s vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material.

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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!

We have Yellow Bibiscus on our minds

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

Yellow Hibiscus.

We need one of these on our farm

Maybe a couple.

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

Forget Not…

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Khalil

The FASHA team meets Knowledge Academies and Ada’s Rules teams!

Team FASHA continues to work on the urban farm initiative. We cannot wait to break ground and to get this project up and running. Earlier this month, we met with Knowledge Academies and Ada’s Rules author Alice Randall, Katie Sulkowski (Ada’s Rules), and Trevor Henderson (NashVitality). We discussed possible partnerships, which ranged from creating a green campus, to book clubs, to fitness activities all in an effort to make health a priority for our communities in the Nashville area.  Beyond exploring ways to collaborate, we learned the many benefits of sweet potatoes. It turns out that sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index, contain vitamin A and fiber, and can be stored away for about three months! Who knew?! Stay tuned to our blog to hear more about our efforts towards building self-sustaining communities through urban farming!

We’ve missed Spring Planting

But we are on for fall. Still planning, organizing, researching, and finding.