It's been about 2 months since we've had our rental tractor onsite, and if you've been out here you can see that this machine is transforming the face of our farm on weekly basis.
We are in the midst of an online campaign to purchase this tractor, and as the Farm Director I wanted to explain to you all why this investment is so important and what it means in terms of labor saving. Read More
With the help of Nvidia corporation, we began planting our orchard last week and thus far have planted about 100 fruit tree, mostly citrus and stone fruit. In a few days, our new water line will be hooked up to the meter and there will be water flowing for our back field and we'll be ready to begin working our new field. Read More
As I roll up the greenhouse doors, I am greeted by warm air and carpets of green seedlings - kale, green onions, and broccoli, all neatly lined up in their soil block flats, as well as our first batch of summer crops - eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers (oh my!). Read More
There are several reasons I volunteer at the farm: meeting people of all ages with a like-mind towards out environment and making new friends, getting off of the couch and getting my hands dirty with rewarding outdoor activities. Passing on life-skills I have acquired during the course of my life to those that show an interest. Having a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day and just getting some healthy sunshine and exercise. Read More
! What's this stuff called again?" a fifth grader called to me with his mouth full.
"Kale," I replied.
"Hey," he munched on another leaf. "This kale stuff is pretty good." Read More
February weather has arrived. We've got warmer air and some trees are even blooming. I checked in with some of the community gardeners from the front of the park this week and the word is that it is time to seed peas. If you haven't gotten your potato seed yet you better hurry because in our area it's best to plant them third week of February. We began seeding tomatoes and eggplants a couple of weeks ago. It's a great time to seed or transplant Brassicas and other cool season crops that don't require too much heat to germinate. Read More
As we enter the new year we are preparing for our next round of Cooking Matters, a free cooking and nutrition course taught in Spanish by our wonderful peer educators, Los Promotores. This session we will have a class every weekday that the farm is open, Tuesday-Friday from 10am-Noon. Classes are recurring weekly and will run for a total of 6-weeks. Read More
ith the collective help of the community and local organizations Veggielution is able to bring affordable, sustainable, locally grown produce to our neighbors. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in supporting The Farm! Read more to learn more about the people who donate to Veggielution. Read More
The new year is bringing changes of epic proportions to our farm. Seriously, if you haven't been out to Veggielution since November of last year, you will barely recognize it the next time you come out. Our new farm stand, packing shed, cooling shed, potluck area and demonstration kitchen are 2/3 complete. These buildings make up Veggielution Village, the new hub of the farm where folks will congregate. We've also made great progress on installing the irrigation system on our new four acres, and a second greenhouse is going up nicely. We've made great progress on the infrastructure that will make 2013 the biggest year for Veggielution to date. However, January is a critical month to get these projects completed so that we can start the year off right with new, completed facilities. We are still in need of new farm equipment, such as; a tractor and implements, irrigation supplies and hand tools. So please consider donating to support these projects. Read More
Phew, Project Inspire was quite a whirlwind! Our 1500 NVIDA and Veggielution volunteers got an incredible amount of work done last weekend.
Thanks to Project Inspire, we will more than double the amount of food we grow in 2013, and many more community members will learn to cook and eat healthy food. Read More
Project Inspire got quite a bit of press! Here are links to all the photos, videos, and articles – please let us know if we missed anything. Read More
The food we eat tells the story of who we are and the society that we live in. What story does the food in your kitchen tell?
In our ideal world, the food our community eats would tell a story of people who are healthy, provided for, culturally diverse, and connected to the land and each other. We want to create that ideal story, and together, through our work at Veggielution, we have the power to build a food system that nourishes and connects our community. Read More