Monday, February 22, 2016

Aquaponics Update

Our first deep water culture bed is 95% done, just needs the pond linear and it's complete. As always, message us if you are interested in helping or learning more about Aquaponics at the farm!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meetings Galore

Last week, the farmers sat down with the chefs from Chuck n' Auggies. At this meeting, each farmer shared information about a crop they thought would benefit Chuck n' Auggies' menu. SVSF left the restaurant eager to start growing. All but one farmer got the go-ahead to plant their crop. Of course, we first need to let the ground thaw and the temperatures rise. For now, we're planning what varieties to buy, where to buy, what plots to plant said varieties, and how many seeds are needed.

In other news, this Wednesday we have our second SVSF club meeting, at 6:00 in the Sprague basement. We hope to see you there!

The above are pictures from our seed catalogues.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

First Snow Day of 2016

We were only supposed to get 5 inches of snow, but by Friday morning almost a foot had piled up! Not ones to shy away from the elements, the farmers got outside and shoveled around the hoop house. Then, many hiked the hill to sled down, before thawing out their toes inside, and settling into blankets and hot cocoa.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

We're Back!

Over the break, many of us stayed at the farm to work on our new up and coming aquaponics system! Starting from a wide eyed hope, forming into a grant proposal, filling into a plan, and then slowly inching towards becoming a reality, the aquaponics dream has come so far! Soon, we'll be able to use fish waste as nutrients for plants and harvest produce all year long! If you're interested about learning more about how aquaponics works or helping us to realize a sustainable project, feel free to contact any of the farmers. Now that school has started, SVSF is in full swing. We'll be in Sprague hosting farm meetings twice a month and around campus putting on other fun events. Stay tuned for more information about what you can get involved in this upcoming semester!