workday and biodynamic talk - NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR BIODYNAMIC WORKSHOP - 1626 Burnett in Ames

thanks everyone for all your wonderful help, support, and company at our fun-raising event this past saturday! i think we all had a lot of fun and we made about $2,500 to help put new roofs on our buildings and hopefully help the farm to clinic program get up and running this year.

just to let you know about 2 upcoming things at the farm -
april 23 workday

SPRING FUN-RAISER

ag-arts local wonders

here's a fun event, (not hosted by us) that folks might be interested in.

bring a dish to share and some cash to put into the pot. then listen to agricultural art proposals, vote for your favorite and the winner takes home the pot to help them complete the project. I think the mustard seed farm will have a proposal to present. Often it seems like the prize goes to whoever has the most friends there - so invite your friends but vote for whatever project you like the best!

April 16 Fun-raising event and season schedule

Dear friends,

Happy spring!
With spring comes more exciting times at the farm. Included in this email is
1. a tentative schedule of work days and farm events for the season
(dates closer to now are most accurate but everything depends on weather),
and
2. information for our spring fun-raising event. (date is accurate!)

in reverse order!!!!

SPRING FUN-RAISING EXTRAVAGANZA

potluck sat feb 27 and other events

please join us for another winter potluck!

POTLUCK:

this one is next Saturday evening, february 27th 6pm - 8pm at Helen Gunderson's house:

February at the Farm

Well, its messy out there! Snow's melting fast as we speak and there was a good share of it this year. Soil should have plenty of moisture going into early spring, especially with record rainfall in December. The house's addition, which will feature a sun-room for starting plants as well as a basement for storm shelter, has seen significant progress and, though not yet complete, will be in functional mode for spring activities. Four trays of onions and some other early starts are mostly germinated and on their way.

Agro-ecology Internships at Mustard Seed

Do you ever wonder what life is like on an organic vegetable farm? Do you have a desire to learn about growing and distributing healthy vegetables and fruits? Do you yearn to make an impact on local food justice? Do you want to get serious about lowering your carbon footprint? How about gaining experience in community-based, consensus decision-making? Mustard Seed Community Farm would be an excellent place for you, and we have great opportunities for interns this 2016 season.

potluck saturday jan 14

Hey Folks, hope you can make it to our potluck this Saturday and bring friends! See below for details. Gio, a farm team member and host for this potluck requests you bring your own plates and silverware, in addition to food to share. Thanks so much. It should be a fun sharing time and there'll be a great slideshow w narration of farm happenings over the last 8 years!

Cheers, Nate

re;

Mustard Seed Farm will be having a potluck on Sat. Jan 16th in Ames, 1239 Wisconsin.

Please join us from 6-8 to share food and learn about farm happenings.

construction progress

we are making some progress on our construction!
i know it's december and almost Christmas, but we're doing the best we can.



we're actually further than this, and i will try to post some better pictures tomorrow.

on farm research 2015

this past week I went to the practical farmers of iowa cooperator meeting where I had a lot of fun hearing about farmers fun practical on farm research this past year and we brainstormed and starting designing potential research projects for next year. if you want to read the full reports of two of our projects from last year - check out their website:
for the pepper report, go to:
http://practicalfarmers.org/farmer-knowledge/research-reports/2015/bell-...

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