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  • Volunteers Welcome! | Green Gate Farms
    can talk with the farm manager about their schedule interests and ask any other questions The first step is to complete this volunteer form so we know your areas of interest emergency contacts and when you will be coming Volunteers are needed at both farms River Farm is always short on volunteers so if you re interested we may be able to pair you up with others to rideshare Volunteer Hours at Urban Farm similar shifts available at River Farm near Bastrop Tuesday Saturday 8 30AM 12 30PM Help is usually needed most in the mornings because we re processing vegetables for the CSA shares and we have our Workshare Members on board but you re welcome to come in the afternoon with permission from the Farm Manager Volunteers usually begin work on simple tasks e g turning compost sorting repairing cleaning then progress to field work as expertise grows Season As on any farm the amount of work varies with the season Volunteers are most needed September December February July Projects You can help with all aspects of the farm No need to be a CSA member All you need is an ability to follow directions and enthusiasm Please let us know if you have a special skill you d like to contribute We can always use a hand with light carpentry repairing the barn rehanging a gate painting a sign mowing a fence line etc What to Bring When you come please bring your own Hat Work shoes Covered toes ankles are important Sunscreen bug spray Water Snack Children and Pets We like pets however we ve found that they interfere with getting work done Dogs are not welcome at the farm they chase our livestock cats especially when you don t think they will We welcome minors

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  • Partners | Green Gate Farms
    TX Sprouts programs offers elementary aged children a chance to experience hands on garden nutrition and cooking experience during the school day This is a research projected funded by the National Institutes of Health It is a randomized controlled school garden intervention where 16 elementary schools across the Austin area are assigned by chance to either the 1 year garden intervention or control group Get involved with TX Sprouts at their next School Garden Build Day Upcoming School Garden Building Day Barbara Jordan Elementary RESCHEDULED FOR Saturday May 14th 9 30am 3 30pm Sign Up To Volunteer HERE Volunteers will help build 2 raised bed gardens and set the stage for an outdoor classroom Lunch provided BJE Feeder School Build Day Flyer PEAS COMMUNITY FARM URBAN ORCHARD AT CUNNINGHAM ELEMENTARY PEAS is a collective of educators students parents community members operating the School Community Organic Farm at Cunningham Elementary The PEAS School Community Farm provides edutainment educational entertainment for the entire community Community experts are invited to present hands on experiential classes to the community on a variety of topics such as gardening composting cooking canning and pickling Classes are accessible to community members of all ages UPCOMMING PROGRAMS AT PEAS PEAS Family Fun Farm Fair Saturday April 30th 10am 1pm PEAS Community and School Farm Cunningham Elementary 2200 Berkeley Ave Austin TX 78745 Come on out to PEAS Farm and enjoy a day with the family learning and playing together We will have booths and activities for kids of all ages PEAS Central Texas Nature Explorer Camp at McKinney Falls State Park June 13 17th 695 50 registration fee Children will explore the natural wonders of Central Texas at McKinney Falls State ParActivities include outdoor safety hiking scavenger hunts nature arts outdoor theater plant and animal identification field trips stargazing and much more This overnight summer camp is geared towards 9 13 year olds Register HERE View Website HERE MULTICULTURAL REFUGEE COALITION MRC New Farm Institute and Multicultural Refugee Coalition MRC are working together to give opportunities to and inspire refugees By providing access to our farm displaced Congolese work side by side with Nepalese and others who share a passion for farming After assisting with farm duties our farmers provide education as well as shares of fresh organic food Every Monday Lindsay Hutchinson the Garden Coordinator at MRC arrives at Green Gate s River Farm with people from around the world ready to get their hands dirty and help out on the farm Duties vary greatly but the day typically begins with harvest during the CSA season and moves on to planting cultivating and other pressing work around the farm After working for three hours in the field the Farm Manager chooses a farm topic to give instruction Topics have included pest management greenhouse techniques potato planting and care All instruction occurs on site in the field where participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the subject at hand All participants in the MRC Workshare Program receive

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  • Keep Our Green Gates Open | Green Gate Farms
    are displaced How You Can Help SIGN OUR PETITION DONATE BACKGROUND GET INVOLVED RED BARN ORAL HISTORY MEDIA News Upcoming Meetings 11 17 15 UPDATE On Nov 9 2015 CEO Scott Roberts agreed to the following Hire a third party organic farm consultant and organic farm land planner Work on having a shared vision over the next 12 months Farm house Roberts will get bids from contractors on testing the house for safety risks If risks exist he will work on abatement plan We expect it will take 30 days to get the quotes for testing and abatement Roberts will ask lender if the farm home can be used again as a residential structure once the abatement completed Roberts will NOT demolish the farm house unless it is totally our of control because of loan covenants or city condemnation We have an email from our lender that they will not be asking us to demo the house at this time Roberts promises to keep the barn until the complete farm vision is worked out with consultants Roberts will draft up a 3 year lease to Green Gate farms Roberts agrees to allow a well maintained temporary RV to be used as a housing on the farm until a more suitable solution become available All parties agreed to be open minded about all available options Size of the farming operations Conservation easement with deed restrictions Purchasing property with deed restrictions Required amenities On November 17 2016 Roberts writes Roberts agrees to restore the current barn at his cost Consultants and engineers are going to assist with the overall land plan and drainage to ensure the barn can be preserved for years to come 11 16 15 UPDATE Roberts Resorts has agreed to a 3 year lease as of Nov 10th that

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  • Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 3.56.22 PM | Green Gate Farms
    CSA Flower CSA Egg CSA Be A Great CSA Member EDUCATION NEW FARM INSTITUTE Courses CAMPS Farmer For a Day Camp Spring Break Farm Camp Summer Farm Camps Farm Camp for Adults VISIT Farm Tours Field Trips Service Learning Birthday Parties Weddings Special Events GET INVOLVED Community Organizers Internships Workshare Program Volunteer Partners Keep Our Green Gates Open Return to Content Screen Shot 2016 04 11 at 3 56 22 PM Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms a certified organic farm was established by us Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in an underserved neighborhood in east Austin in 2006 Working off farm jobs to fund our efforts we restored a historic farm site to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes Our vision is to cultivate an organic farm that feeds mind body and soul 8310 Canoga Ave Austin TX 78724 512 484 2746 Green Gate Farms

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  • Week 5A of our Spring CSA | Green Gate Farms
    tropical plants and herbs to set up at the farm as well Come get the seedlings you need to plant your garden and some free farmer advice to help get you start growing your own food at home Good news I m seeing small green tomatoes on plants already potatoes are getting huge at the River Farm and squash is moving right along Melons are getting started in the greenhouse this week Butternut Squash was done last week Thank you for your help spreading the word to friends about our CSA We still have CSA shares available We need your help to spread the word online and in person Thanks so much your continued support of our local organic farm We strive to grow the best foods possible for you and hope to be your farmers for years to come Blessings Farmer Katie P S If you d like to attend the Earth Day event at Mueller Farmers Market or Maker Faire we can provide you with tickets in exchange for helping at our table The only spaces on UT Austin s campus where students can independently grow their own food Concho Community Garden and the UT Microfarm are being threatened Both of these spaces have become essential for cultivating community and providing sustainability education on campus Sign the petition to keep these farms from closing down and help support Concho Community Garden by attending their 5th Anniversary Party this Sunday Last weekend s Spring Plant Sale was a lot of fun despite the rain but we still have many healthy organic vegetable seedling remaining for sale Along with Farm Stand this Saturday from 10AM 2PM we will be selling heirloom seedlings Grow your own garden full of tomatoes eggplants cucumbers squash kohlrabi lettuce kale and rainbow chard We will

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  • Yoga in the Hayloft | Green Gate Farms
    Green Gate workshare member Abby Fraser will be leading Yoga in the Hayloft Come find your breath in a community building all levels yoga practice and then swing by our bountiful farm stand organic veggies herbs eggs pastured meats When Beginning Saturday November 21 at 9am Cost 10 for CSA Members 12 for Drop Ins What to Bring Everyone should bring a mat and a block if you like to use blocks as props Additional Details This yoga class will be a vinyasa flow style 60 minute class 9 10am with some fun tunes and rooster noises in the background The classes leading up to the holidays will be Nov 21 Dec 5 Dec 12 and Dec 19 The 2016 schedule will be posted soon More About Abby Abby went through her teacher training course at BFree Yoga right here in Austin this summer Abby is originally from Cleveland Ohio but has lived in Austin for 10 5 years She originally moved to Texas for work and graduate school and immediately fell in love with the city When she s not working on the farm or teaching yoga she enjoys running reading playing the oboe and camping the world s most handsome boxer Pancho the Pigbelly About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms When A Green Gate Closes Week 5A of our Spring CSA No comments yet Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions

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  • When A Green Gate Closes | Green Gate Farms
    John Bergstrom played with his cousins before his fateful entry into World War II Scott Roberts CEO of Roberts Communities says the barn must be torn down as well as the surrounding out buildings The farm house will stay but repurposed as a gift house or sales office When we had to move out of it in August more than a century of providing shelter for farmers artists musicians and filmmakers came to an untimely end During the past decade leasing this certified organic farm we ve watched the tide of development swallow up hundreds of acres of surrounding woods and farmland Austin desperately needs affordable housing And it needs affordable local food too Are these two needs compatible in this city Can they live together and thrive or is this concept just an urban planner s paper dream We believe a peaceful co existence is not only possible but necessary for a city to keep it soul So do the city s leaders Access to local food ranks at the top of importance for the Imagine Austin blueprint that will guide the city during this unnatural phase of rampant growth We believe too in this very unAmerican idea that money can t buy everything That no amount of Greenbacks can replace what is lost when an acre of prime farmland gets paved over it s history along with its vital ecology buried in a concrete grave I was reminded of this fact recently while mowing a lush field and finding an old cap that had flown off my head while I was running from angry bees I loved this cap its dark shade of green set against the logo of Kings Canyon National Park Two summers ago I bought it during a family visit to California We were visiting friends struggling to farm amid California s record drought and took a side trip to Sequoia National Park There in the birthplace of the modern conservation movement our kids came face to face with those living giants We owe this gift to John Muir Theodore Roosevelt and the Sierra Club because they cared enough to save the trees before the captains of industry cut the last ones down Can this historic farm site be saved My own experience tells me it can I grew up on a 100 acre farm steeped in early Pennsylvania history When my parents divorced in 1969 they sold it to a first generation German family who spent the next 30 years restoring and preserving the aging farmhouse and outbuildings Before they died and passed it on to their children they made an enduring gift to everyone who loved that farm they sold the development rights to a land trust the first of its kind in Berks County Today uninspired housing tracts blanket the Oley Valley but my old farm stands as undivided as it was three centuries ago when Daniel Boone s family settled in a cabin next door All my life I ve witnessed

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  • No Mo’ Flowers | Green Gate Farms
    Return to Content No Mo Flowers By Green Gate Farms on November 3 2015 in CSA Farm News Flowers Unfortunately the rains that dumped 15 on the nearby Bergstrom airport also wiped out the fields here at the old Bergstrom homestead Spring floods summer drought winter floods proved to be too much After we clean up the mess and conquer our depression we will update you on future growing plans for the upcoming season We are down but we are not out Thanks for your support and patience About Green Gate Farms View all posts by Green Gate Farms Rest in Peace Buddy When A Green Gate Closes No comments yet Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website Make A Donation Fundraising Websites Crowdrise Become A Farm Supporter First Name Last Name Email Address Photos on flick r Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms a certified organic farm was established by us Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in

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