Hello, Friends of City Farm SLO. This is the first newsletter sent to you through our new website, Cityfarmslo.org, and its communication software. It concludes our rebranding project, leaving behind the dual Central Coast Grown/City Farm SLO label we've used for the last five years. We hope you'll enjoy hearing about our continuing programs and new initiatives in this format.
SECOND SATURDAY WORK PARTY APRIL 13 9:00-12:00
Please join us at the farm for planting, mowing, and chicken coop construction (see below). Volunteers needed!
Rain and cold during the month of March reduced harvests of cool weather crops and postponed new planting, but we've used the few dry days to rototill the school garden, adding gypsum and sulfur to loosen the clay soil.
Corey Richmond, tenant farmer, started preparing one of his fields with special helpers before the rain returned.
LOVESLO GIVES US LOVE
March 16 was a rare sunny day which brought 30 LOVESLO volunteers to City Farm for a full morning of chores. After rallying in Mission Plaza with breakfast served by the firefighters unions, volunteers of all ages arrived and split into teams to lay drip tape, move compost donated by Cal Poly and plant 580 starts of broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower donated by Greenheart Farms—helping us catch up on the late Spring. Thank you everyone!
PACIFIC BEACH HIGH SCHOOL FARM CLASS
Mrs. Nairne’s Farm Class brought the marking period to a close with a comprehensive and polished presentation at the SLO hothouse. With the guidance of Jennifer Dudley, Founder and chief inspiration officer of the Jenerator, students put together a business plan for a Spring Benefit Fundraiser for City Farm, including program, facilities arrangements, publicity, ticket sales, and financial projections. They received enthusiastic feedback from a several guests and Hothouse facilitators.
CHICKEN COOP DONATION AND TRANSPORT
Board member Kayla Rutland located a high quality chicken coop up for donation and organized a hearty crew of friends to disassemble and transport it to the farm with only a brief delay to get the rental truck freed from the mud after delivery. We’re looking forward to reconstructing and populating it in April.What do you want your readers to know? Make your text stand out by customizing the font, style and format.
ROTARY CLUB GRANT TO CITY FARM
Board Secretary John Phillips attended the Rotary Club de Tolosa of SLO noon time meeting on March 20 to accept a generous grant in support of our “On the Farm” program. The Grant will enable us to continue bringing School Field Trips to the Farm--50 of them planned for the coming year under the direction of education coordinator, Teresa (Tree) Lees.