We love our visitors to Fresh Spin Farms.
Located just west of Davis on Russell Blvd. we enjoy visits from Herons, Egrets, Geese, occassional Turkeys and a variety of other wildlife.
Fresh Spin Farms is home to the Historic French Residence relocated to the site in 1998. Previously a private residence at 421 D St. in Davis before being used as the Davis Community Church Thrift Store, owner Ed Garrett has undertaken renovation of the French Residence as well as development of the 4.5 acre site as a classic Yolo County farmstead.
Fresh Spin Farms is new but the property has been in the Garrett family for more than 35 years. Referred to as "the other place", Ed and sister Linda used the land along with neighboring properties for dry land and irrigated hay crops and pasture for their sheep operations. Some of the property was used for an organic truck farm serving Sacramento area restaurants and regional Farmers Markets, and as the base for Shade Tree Mechanical. Ed provides a wide variety of services to area small farms and micro-businesses.
Fresh Spin Farms exists to reconstruct equitable food systems. It is not until all people have secure access to healthy food that societies can hope to advance.
Weed Management - Managing Food Plots, Saturday Oct. 8th, 2011
10:00 A.M. to Noon, Register at: http://freshspinfarms02.eventbrite.com
See it, do it, take it home with you!
Fresh SPIN Farms is holding the second set of workshops in our Managing Food Plots series Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings October 4th, 5th, and 8th.
Visit us at the farm just west of Davis and learn about the methods we are using for intensive production at our Urban Farm Training Center. Paper sheet mulch and compost provide weed management while at the same time producing an ideal planting bed for direct seeded vegetables and leafy greens. Keep your nutrients and water where your roots are.
These hands on workshops present the important concepts of our methods, give participants a chance to see this weed management and production in action, and practice preparation of new planting areas over existing weeds. Participants see first hand what conditions we work with to appreciate the flexibility of this system and understand how proper installation reduces workloads while promoting yeilds and preserving water and nutrient applications. Our all natural system is demonstrated on bare and weed covered ground for first plantings as well as on crop rotations.
Three workshop dates: Oct. 4th and 5th from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and Saturday October 8th from 10:00 A.M. to noon. (we will add a fourth workshop Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. if requested).
See how Fresh SPIN Farms produces over 1 pound of harvestable vegetables per square foot in less than 6 months using this earth friendly technique of learning how nature build soils and nurtures plant populations.
Weather you are a part time gardener, working with pots and containers, growing commercially, or working for social change in food security, you owe it to yourself, your organization, and those you are feeding to attend this workshop!
Sign up now at Eventbright for one of the open dates: http://freshspinfarms02.eventbrite.com
For more information or to ask for additional workshop dates and times look us up on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/freshspinfarms, or contact Ed Garrett via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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P.S. pass the word. Of all the trainings you can attend this year, this may be the most important one you will ever use.
Fresh SPIN Farms is an Urban Farm Training center being developed by long time area agriculturalist and graduate of the UC Davis International Agriculture Development program, Ed Garrett. Fresh SPIN Farms seeks to recover individual access to food production and training through a variety of local and regional initiatives.
Student Farmers -
Want to learn to farm, grow veggies, raise money for college or your school program? Fresh SPIN Farms is looking for our first crop of student farmers. We have openings for up to six student farmers starting this fall. To qualify, students must be at least 14 years old and enrolled in and remain eligible for a recognized youth program. Typical programs include Future Farmers of America, 4-H, and alternative high schools offering independent study or work study programs.
What is involved? Participating student farmers will cooperatively manage and work in all phases of planning, production, harvest, and marketing of seasonal local produce at Fresh SPIN Farms. Students or programs are eligible for income sharing based on the total number of students participating and time commitment. Students will need to provide transportation although Fresh SPIN Farms is off the Russell Blvd. bike lane just a mile west of Stonegate. Student Farmers with more than one semester of work at Fresh SPIN Farms are eligible for assistance from Fresh SPIN Farms in establishing their own Urban Farm site(s) in Davis.
Contact Ed Garrett: email@example.com for more information.