Over the Fence Urban Farm

Cooperatively farming small patches of Earth in Columbus, OH

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2015 Post-Compost Post

I’m tired.

There’s still a pile of compost on the driveway, but it’s less than half the size it was this morning. And it’s only there because I didn’t let folks mulch non-farm related areas. Those feel like personal responsibility. Not because we couldn’t have moved it all in a single day. So, once again, I am amazed by what a small group of people can accomplish when we come together and set our head, heart, and hands to it.

Here are a few highlights from the day.

The kids went worm hunting,



and they took the new wheelbarrow out for a roll.



Henry and Marc assembled our new farm toy – the broadfork.
Then Henry, David, and Andrew put it to work.



Cora, Melissa, Kate, Pam, Elizabeth, and I planted and transplated – leeks, cabbage, radicchio spinach, radish, kale, chard, peas, and fennel.



Then Carrie and I put them all to bed under a nice frost blanket.



And, of course, we moved about 7 yards of compost! (Go early team that didn’t get caught on film – Jess, Kathy, Damon, Emily, Mark, and Joanna, and Sarah!)

Looking Southeast – Before and After



Looking Northwest – Before and After



It was a VERY good day.

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Community Supported Agriculture

IMG_4872We are pleased to announce that our CSA subscriptions are committed for the 2014 season! We are humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from family, friends, and neighbors for this project and look forward to working for, and with, you all in the coming months. Our hope is that over time our members will outgrow their need for us, as they learn skills to use in their own edible backyards, making room for new members. So if you missed your chance to be part of the action this year, have no fear, there will be others!

Also, as the season progresses, we’ll post surplus produce available for purchase on our Facebook page. If you haven’t “liked” us there yet, wait are you waiting for?