Friday, February 11, 2011

Growing Lots is Growing Again!

Greetings Friends, Family and Followers of Growing Lots Urban Farm!

It's official, the Groundhog has poked its head out, said some rather unfriendly words, and abruptly re-entered the burrow.  (One bystander swears she heard something about not coming back until June!)  While we here in Minnesota are still buried hip-deep in snow, and spring feels to be so far away, Growing Lots Urban Farm is surging ahead and preparing for the 2011 growing season.  Plans are being drawn up, the seeds have been ordered and the annual work calendar is already beginning to overflow.  Below are some of the highlights, or check us out online

Here are some current highlights from Growing Lots:

The Growing Lots Story

Do you want to know more about the farm?  Are you wondering how one could grow a farm on a parking lot?  Well, Growing Lots has compiled the story of it's inaugural year in pictures, video, brochures and news stories on the website.  Stop on by and check it out!

2011 CSA Shares

Growing Lots has officially opened up registration for 2011 CSA members.  We are  aiming for a full 20 week CSA season in 2011. Of course, it depends upon Mother Nature's temperament to a degree.  Cost for a 20 week CSA share will be $450 (approximately $22.50/week) and shares are sized smaller than traditional full-shares, in order to avoid 'CSA Produce Shock'.   ;-)  In 2011, we will be growing a bonanza of veggies and a few fruits, from the traditional to the exotic.  Even with another lot coming into play, CSA shares are unfortunately limited, so drop us a line today!

For More Information on the 2011 CSA season, or to sign-up, please visit the Growing Lots website:

Community Days

Due to the extraordinary number of requests for volunteer opportunities, Growing Lots will be hosting monthly volunteer work days throughout the 2011 season.  Who would have thought so many people want to dig in the soil??  These will be open to the members and non-members alike, and the tasks available will change through the season, from moving soil, to transplanting, seeding, site construction, etc.  The Volunteer Work Days will start late April, or May, and the theme of each month will be posted on the website here: 

Other Thoughts...

  • Keep checking back in on the website (or simply sign-up as a follower!), as Growing Lots is looking at setting up a small Aquaponics demonstration system, possibly getting chickens and/or bees, putting up a high tunnel (think big unheated greenhouse), and perhaps growing a mushroom or two.  Do you really want to miss out on all the excitement?

  • Do you know someone with an empty lot who might be interested in having it transformed into a verdant and lush urban farm?  Growing Lots is always seeking extra land to make this a more robust and dedicated growing operation.  Drop us a line with any thoughts or leads!

  • Do you want to be an urban farmer?  Or are you wondering how the economics of urban agriculture work?  Well, Growing Lots and Seward Redesign, Inc., will be teaming up to put on a presentation on the Economics of Growing Lots Urban Farm.  Stay Tuned for more information!

If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to drop the farm an email..

Spring is on the horizon.. hang in there.

Growing Lots Urban Farm

Posted via email from Urban Farmer of Seward

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