Paper Pot Making Event: Sat 3/19 10 AM-12 PM

Join the Athens Community Farm team for an impromptu work day this Saturday March 19 from 10 AM – 12 PM making paper pots for our future seedlings! The farm has partnered with Leslie Reed and local elementary and middle school gardening programs to grow seedlings for our 2022 season. To help this process, we’llContinue reading “Paper Pot Making Event: Sat 3/19 10 AM-12 PM”

We’re growing! (more than just veggies ;)

The Community Farm team is happy to announce that the Village Board approved plans for expanding our growing space behind the Fire Department this week. The plan gives the farm approximately 625 ft of additional fenced in garden, holding 7+ new beds. That’s 40% more space to grow! Check out the drawing included below forContinue reading “We’re growing! (more than just veggies ;)”

Planning for 2022 on the Farm

Snowy days in January are perfect for planning for the next farm season! The Athens Community Farm organizers met recently to take look back on our first season and organize new projects for 2022. Check out the list below for what you can expect from the farm this year. Have some ideas of your ownContinue reading “Planning for 2022 on the Farm”

Looking Back: 2021 at the Community Farm

When the Athens Community Farm held its first meeting last February, we had only a rough project plan and no land, funding, supplies or ideas of what to grow. Within a few months the farm secured a home at 39 Third Street, support of the Village Board and Dept. of Public Works, beds, soil, plants,Continue reading “Looking Back: 2021 at the Community Farm”

Notes + Next Steps from the November Meeting

Meeting date: November 13, 2021 The farm is closed for the season! Three solid hours of rain this Saturday led to more of an impromptu meeting than we had planned for our last gathering of the year, but there’s still plenty to share about the farm progress and what we’ll be doing while these bedsContinue reading “Notes + Next Steps from the November Meeting”

November Farm Meeting + Work Day: Sat 11/13 12-3 PM

Frosty mornings and waning sunshine mean it’s time to officially put our growing beds to rest for the season. Come join the farm crew this Saturday, Nov 13 from 12-3 PM for a combo farm meeting and work day. We’ll be clearing out the remaining plants, adding in compost so we set our soil upContinue reading “November Farm Meeting + Work Day: Sat 11/13 12-3 PM”

October Work/FUN! Day: Sun 10/31 12-3 PM

Well all, we made it to the end of our first season as a community farm team. We accomplished so much! We built, filled and farmed a brand new space, shared in 22+ weeks of harvest and pick-your-own, and installed some really cute melon hammocks along the way. Come by the farm this Sunday, OctoberContinue reading “October Work/FUN! Day: Sun 10/31 12-3 PM”

September Work Day: Sat 9/25 12-3 PM

Come by the community farm this Saturday, Sept 25 starting at noon for our next volunteer work day! We anticipate a light day this month, so stop by early to help clean up beds, plant some of our last seedlings for the season and do some general maintenance. Can’t make this month? Keep an eyeContinue reading “September Work Day: Sat 9/25 12-3 PM”

Notes + Next Steps from the September Meeting

Meeting date: September 15, 2021 With most of the beds replanted for fall we took this month to catch up on the progress of our new crops, check in on what’s working and what needs help and set some goals for the fall. And there were mosquitoes, so many mosquitoes. Updates Production 8 beds clearedContinue reading “Notes + Next Steps from the September Meeting”

September Farm Meeting: Thurs 9/16 6 PM

Hi all – looking forward to seeing everyone at the Community Farm this month! Any changes to the meeting plans due to weather will be communicated the day of the meeting. Can’t make it? No worries, notes will be posted here following the meeting. WhenThursday, September 16 6-7 PM WhereAthens Community Farm39 Third Street, Athens NYContinue reading “September Farm Meeting: Thurs 9/16 6 PM”