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

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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-...

Swap!

a note from 12.17.15. our swap was a great success with great food, great folks, and lots of exchange of wonderful things. there was plenty leftover and lots of helpers so we were able to give good donations to the Bethesda clothing pantry, Clothing for Work, and the goodwill. we all had so much fun that I don't think anyone took any pictures. sorry about that! - alice

Mustard Seed Farm would like to invite everyone to a swap and potluck at 6:00 pm Dec. 12th, at Community of Christ Church, 104 N Wilmoth Ave, Ames, Iowa 50014

hoarfrost and other pictures

a beautiful frosty morning and some other pictures...


some encouraging progress on our basement. not really sure how it's humanly possible to finish this project now that it's December - any ideas?

and some dyed fabric

prairie report Nov. '15 from Nate


Native Revegetation; Forbes and Grasses at Mustard Seed Farm
Fall 2015 report; summary and planning

Prairie Restoration.

last harvest saturday 11.14.2015 1-4pm

hello mustard seed friends,

would you like to come out and harvest the last of the things in the field?

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