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