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
This Friday July 22nd and Saturday the 23rd the University of St Thomas is bringing to the Emile street Community Educational farm 22 foreign exchange students from Taiwan. Both days will be filled with opportunity to build. Plan. Cultivate a unique experience through land stewardship. Dr. Nelson Daniels with Prairie View A&M University will begin with a discourse on Sustainability. There will be tours and work sessions throughout the day. Saturday afternoon from 430til 6pm the farm … [Read more...] about Farm to Table Pot Luck 430til6pm Saturday July 23rd
The last Organic Outpost is hosting a opportunity to build a local food security plan for neighborhoods and a vision of a regional food security plan for Texas. Participation is the key and please tell a friend. Over the past 16 years a demostration has been underway to rebuild communities through the stewardship of land. Recent successes include partnering with local Fifthward residents who are from different regions of Africa who are some of the best small acreage farmers in the world. The … [Read more...] about A Campaign for Community Self-reliance
Mornings are the best. Nice and cool with a fairly strong breeze this day. Sounds of life all about echoing a ancient feel to the moment. A mystery wrapping itself around the ongoing effort. Here in a beginning as the day is still early looking for a hint of something spectacular. A pulse to elevate this experience. A steady stream of days or moments so the real work gets done. It's mid July and much can be done to prepare for the next season of planting. James is a seasoned … [Read more...] about A Journey through Day
Full week working projects from weeding to building a Extention to the ebb and flow. Christ Cathedral volunteers out from Friendswood and League City Saturday working on the herb gardens. Had the pleasure of walking the farm with James who is a experience Farmer from Liberia. He identified what thought was a weed as Bitterleaf. Hot sun and dry days requires watering for new trees and crops. Great to have support from James who is a wonderful … [Read more...] about Week in Review. July is Hot