Calling backyard gardeners! If you have more zucchini, chard or other veggies than you can eat, why not sell them at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market? Starting August 25, Edible Lawns will have a booth and you can sell your veggies there for $5 per week. We can accommodate a maximum of 5 sellers per week and only approved Edible Lawns staff will be able to work at the booth. Sellers should drop off their produce by 9am and be back by 1pm to collect their sales at the end of the market day. If you would like to give your sales to Edible Lawns, you can get a discount on our products and services. Contact Lucas Land at (254) 307-0274 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
August 12, 2012
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July 19, 2012
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Fellow Foodies & Guerilla Gardeners!
There is something powerful in planting seeds in the city. At times, we often forget how much power we really have in how we utilize our urban landscape.
Some years ago, we began dreaming up planting seeds on vacant lots in the city, and using the fruits of those efforts to feed our neighbors, and, in the process, empowering youth to grow their own food through paid, meaningful learning experiences. We literally broke ground this past Monday July the 9th on an Urban Training Farm that will help bring these dreams to fruition. Click here to learn more about the history and specifics our Urban Training Farm program.
There are still parts of this project that remain unfunded, and that is where you come in. There are a number of ways you can get involved with this worthwhile project to ensure its success:
1) Give $: Click the following link http://hotugc.org/get-involved/. If you choose to give online, you can set up a recurring gift to occur as often as you like. You can also send a check to: Urban Gardening Coalition – P.O. Box 2353 – Waco, TX 76703.
2) Give Time: The UGC has formed a training farm task force separate from its programs committee. It needs qualified people to help with our Training Farm Task Force, as well as coming out to the garden to help us plant, harvest, and weed. Starting Tuesday, August 14th – we will start hosting 3 weekly work days at the Training Farm: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30am and Fridays 3:00-5:30pm. Contact us at 254-227-5380 or email@example.com for more information.
3) Give Things: We are always looking for seeds, transplants, soil amendments, mulch, and other garden materials to help ensure the success of this program. For a complete list of items unique to the Training Farm, click here.
To help feed our neighbors and train youth in the skills they need to grow their own food and succeed in today’s economy, we need you to give today. Please join World Hunger Relief, the Cooper Foundation, the Hunger Coalition, and countless others in supporting this project. No gift is too small and your generosity is tax deductible.
Thank you so very much for supporting our vision of a more beautiful, healthy, and economically prosperous Waco area.
See you in the garden – or at the Market!
June 19, 2012
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Located between Dallas and Mann Streets in East Waco. With a perfect view of the ALICO building and cranes from the Lipsitz yards. And behind the historic Waco Farmers Market – with amazing murals still intact.
May 29, 2012
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NCAT is happy to announce that they are hiring a Sustainable Agriculture
Specialist to work in their office in San Antonio. They are looking
for someone who can provide superior technical assistance to farms and
ranches in Texas and surrounding states.
Please pass along the attached job description to anyone you know who
may be interested. Applications will be accepted until June 15, or
until a suitable candidate is found.
For more information please visit the main NCAT website (www.ncat.org)
and also the website of our ATTRA project (www.attra.ncat.org), the
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Thanks and best regards,
Mike Morris, Ph.D.
Southwest Regional Office Director
National Center for Appropriate Technology
118 Broadway, Suite 524
San Antonio, TX 78205
May 15, 2012
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Outreach and Events Coordinator, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems.
FARFA is seeking an Outreach and Events Coordinator to help with special events, fundraising, and outreach efforts. This position is currently part-time (10-20 hrs/week), but may be expanded in the future. Preference will be given to people in Central Texas where we are headquartered.
Manages outreach efforts. Responsibilities include: developing outreach materials in cooperation with the executive director; and arranging for tables and exhibits at farmers’ markets and conferences.
Coordinates special events, including our annual conference in September, the East Austin Urban Farm Tour in April, and additional fundraising events. Responsibilities include: planning event; securing event venues, media coverage, equipment, food, supplies, and security; promoting and marketing; obtaining sponsorships and donated items/services; and donor acknowledgments.
Recruits and coordinates volunteers. Responsibilities include: recruiting and training volunteers, recognizing volunteer contributions, equipping volunteers for leadership roles and new assignments, soliciting volunteer feedback, and maintaining volunteer records.
COMPENSATION: Salary dependent on experience; range $15-$17/hour
Experience: Experience in farming, food services, membership development, nonprofit services, or a related field required. Fundraising and social media experience is desirable. Basic accounting or bookkeeping experience is a plus. At least five years of professional work experience is preferred.
Skills: Highly organized, very detail-oriented, excellent customer service, strong interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word.
Capabilities: Highly motivated and brings a positive attitude to work. Ability to work well with a wide range of people, works well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.
HOW TO APPLY
Position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Judith@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org by Friday, June 15, 2012. Interviews will be offered to select candidates on a rolling basis.
For more information about FARFA, visit our website at http://www.FarmAndRanchFreedom.org
FARFA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Office Phone: 254-697-2661