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New urban organic farm breaks ground downtown

4/07/09 - A new urban microfarm has broken ground in downtown Reno. Exciting! See? It's not all about slick high-rises or expensive restaurants. A project by Mayberry Farms, it's the transformation of a plot of land on Valley Road between 6th and 7th streets in downtown Reno.  This site will serve as a center for education as they create a new micro-farm from the ground up, with help from class participants and apprentices.  With over 5000 square feet of growing space they'll provide local restaurants and the Great Basin Food Co-op with super-local produce through all four growing seasons. Beehives will supply pollinators and honey, chickens will be integrated into the farm to gobble up pests,  provide nitrogen-rich fertilizer, and give eggs and merriment. Mayberry Farm is a group of gardens and micro-farms throughout Reno, Nevada dedicated to growing organic foods and to sustainable living education with a goal to produce 20% of the Truckee Meadows food locally by the year 2020. Be part of this new and exciting endeavor from the ground up by participating in some of their workshops. 

Micro-Farm Workshop Series Begins April 11th

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Posted by: Barry - 4/7/2009 9:56:34 AM
What an innovative idea. I am going to take my daughter down there, see what classes they have.

Posted by: Danny - 4/7/2009 6:17:04 PM
This is so awesome!! I am moving to Bozeman, MT next month and they have these all over. So successful and such a great idea. Plus who doesn't like fresh veggies and honey. Mmmm HONEY

Posted by: Kaseygirl - 4/8/2009 3:07:37 PM
This is so exciting! Do you know how restaurants can find out about using their products? I would be very interested....

 

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