SMARTS Farm hosted our last class of our little farmers series with 2 First grade classes from UDA yesterday. We reviewed flower anatomy, organic vermicomposting, the importance of knowing good and bad bugs in the garden and most important, the absolute THRILL of harvesting their own food! Next week the students get to show off what they’ve grown with their families. 👨🌾 🥕
Our Ms. Rosie kicked off Valentine’s Day this week at the farm with Good Bugs Bad Bugs. The bug scavenger hunt was an absolute blast with our first graders. Truly unique for kiddos to find a wide variety of critters in a short period of time on our urban farm. Farm sampling of fresh grown beets and diakon radish by all.
Friends - Friendly Feast is hosting this super fun Pop-Up Doughnut Shop on Sunday, February 18th at You & Yours Distilling Co.. Grab your tickets fast. Rockstar pastry chefs, cold brew cocktails, and chocolate.
Portion of the proceeds benefit Humane Smarts' SMARTS Farm youth programs -- Thank you Erin Jackson and Friendly Feast for thinking of us.
Yesterday we hosted our first 2018 community garden volunteer day and we are thoroughly amazed and touched by the hard work, dedication, and love for our little urban farm.
Check out the little parking lot, fully transformed thanks to Christine, Neven, Ilija, Frank and Bill. Our perimeter is thriving now thanks to Donna, Resi, Kerry, Sali, Daniel and Diane - THANK you! Jeff and Mary - thank you for sweeping our production area - sparkling now! Pam, not only for your consistent weekly love but thank you for tending to all the City Magnolia leaves. Nimesh and Sindana, can’t wait to see your seeds pop. Zoe and Ginger, our farm support dogs kept an eye on all members with love.
And not to forget our farm signs are finally placed - huge thanks to Frank, Ilija and Bill!
Busy Day around the farm yesterday. Ms. Rozanne taught parts of flower anatomy and how pollination makes the world of urban farming possible. Little ones were released to explore various flowers and to draw their favorites, they planted their garlic and spinach starts, and harvested rainbow carrots, red and green leaf lettuce, mustard and kale. They wait patiently each week for their wonderful farm goodies they planted during their seed to harvest program.. working towards a farm showcase. Humane Smarts