it looks like a farm now!!

We’ve made quite a bit of progress since last we posted!

Bermuda grass sod-cut, soil exposed, compost spread and tilled, rows formed, water connected, drip irrigation installed, first crops planted! Simultaneously, our tool shed and shading structure was constructed, in partnership with a construction class in the School of Architecture. We’ll be cladding the exterior over the next few weeks in collaboration with AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students).

This summer is the first season at the farm! We’re growing, among many things: corn, sweet potatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, swiss chard, black-eyed peas, green beans, and more!

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Our summer hours have just been announced:

MONDAY mornings 9a-12p
WEDNESDAY evenings 5:30p-8:30p
FRIDAY mornings 9a-12p
**with occasional weekend workdays to be announced, like THIS SATURDAY (5/25) 9a-1p

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You are MOST welcome to come volunteer! Volunteers are allowed a share of the harvest! All tools and supplies are provided at workdays, as well as instruction from Micro Farm staff. All you need to bring is a water bottle, and please wear closed toe shoes.

Gone from Austin for the summer, but still want to help? Contact us if interested in blogging, graphic design, or helping us with research! You can contact us at microfarm@utenvironment.org to start the conversation.

Happy summer!

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