Every week the farm is delivering opportunity to build skillsets. A lineup of projects are possible with the cooler weather coming. Planting fall and winter greens. Composting blends using chicken waste. Fish and fungi composting. Aquaponics planting soon arriving. Seed starts using ebb and flow automatic watering system. School outing are filling up the calendar with University of Houston. Rice University. St. Thomas students. Yes Prep and St. John's. Yes Prep day of service September 21st … [Read more...] about Fall and Winter Planting Workshop with Ray Sher and Gary Edmondson Saturday September 17th 2til4pm.
Saturday marked a forward movement in the efforts for community self-reliance. The 275 gallon claifier hadn't enough capacity to handle the 11,000 gallon fish tank. Ryan Niles secured 2ea. 330 gallon totes from Jetlube with the help of Gregg and Sherry. Rudy Vara sponsored the project purchasing the material and providing the transportation. The Farm used Cox Hardware in Eastend to purchase the material. The claifier is used to backflush the zeolite filter. Fish waste collects in the filter … [Read more...] about One Step Closer. A Wheel of Sustainability coming full Circle.
This Saturday starting at 8am and running to 4 pm the farm experience continues. Plenty to do to prepare for the fall planting. Weeding. Address the needs of the aquaponics project. Making beds. The Emile Street Community Educational Farm project is moving into gear ramping up a opportunity to load the fields. Handling a full range of projects that cover a wheel to sustainablity. The farm has a 4500 gallon water catchment system that acts as a reservoir for the 11,000 gallon fish tank. … [Read more...] about Labor Day Weekend Farm Journey
A Campus focused on education building skillsets for community self-reliance. Today's main header is Chickens 101 from 4til6pm beating the heat. Learning to live outside to rebuild the chemistry of a prefect self. Aquiring the necessary experience to grow food systems. Regenerate the land through innovations in stewardship. Diving deeply into the journey through the fertile worlds of our belonging. Earth the great ally. … [Read more...] about Skillsets for Urban Renewal.
Saturday is most always a good day to visit the farming operations at Emile. The farm will open at 8am upon request but otherwise 9am works. Today a crew coming out to work a birthday celebration by contributing to the local food effort of community self-reliance. Sights set on raceway aquaponics. Mulching pathways and finishing up ebb and flow project. Also weeding food forest is on today's to do list. A special project started yesterday was the 40x40. Lots of rain possible in the next few … [Read more...] about Working on a Ark of Fertility. Skill sets for Community Self-reliance
The summer is heavy on us. Many Farmer are taking time off due to the heat. The farm has Moringa. Some eggplant. Sweet potatoes leaves. A few peppers. Papayas. Some figs. Lots of lemon basil. Okra. Planting of mustard begins late August. The ebb and flow is the latest Ryan Niles innovation. First test of micro greens was a success story and more to come shortly. This project is hands on and almost completed. Growing micro greens as part of a food production plan has long been on the books … [Read more...] about Making Food a Plan. Fall Preparation Underway.
Revenue streams are key assets to community self-reliance. Farmer Gerald Slocum many years of experience with raising the red wrigglers earth worm is bearing fruit. This fall a starter kit for Vermaculture is being unveiled by Gerald hard work. Participants can attend a up coming workshop on Vermaculture and take home the goods to start a community project of their own. The Emile Street Community Educational Farm has a sizable Vermaculture project to learn from. Experience a demostration with … [Read more...] about Vermaculture a key component in community self-reliance.
Volunteers from Dallas checking out the Vermaculture project. … [Read more...] about Cathedral Urban Service experience 2016 Special thanks