Spring is in the air and I don’t know about you but I find myself getting so distracted! There is also so much fun stuff to do in the garden. Something fun happened at my little urban homestead and it is the perfect thing to celebrate Spring. My homestead was featured on the Urban Farm Podcast! The Urban Farm in Arizona has been such an inspiration to me, as are the interesting people on their recent podcasts. So to be included in that line up and talking to one of my heroes, Greg Peterson was a huge honor. My hope is that it will inspire others to start growing their own food. I have to shout out here; “Food not lawns!”
On the podcast we talked about a CSA a couple of times. I thought I had better define it here for those that are unfamiliar with the term. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is basically when people in the area pitch in the give the farmer money ahead of the growing season, in exchange for veggies. This allows the farmer to use the money for seeds and equipment to get started and also allows for the buyer(you and me) to get a delivery of fresh organic veggies by weekly during the growing season.
While I cannot afford the large up front payment to join a CSA I do support my local organic farmers by purchasing a veggie box from Urban Acres. The pick up is conveniently close to me and helps me play my part in making a market for local organic veggies. Listen to the podcast and find out how I have a CSA model of sorts in my front yard garden. Celebrate Spring with me by taking a listen to the podcast about my little urban farm; Bloom Where You’re Planted! You can listen on iTunes, Stitcher, or here: http://www.urbanfarm.org/anne-marie-miller/
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