Gardener’s Journal

June CSA update

It’s June! Thank you for joining the Red Clay farm team.

Unless you’ve already picked up your welcome present from Cafe Cempoal 2374 Agricola, a little seedling is waiting for you.  


This is a small token of my appreciation for your support, and a symbol of the growth and care to come.
In order to be able to best provide you with the goods that please you most, please complete THIS FORM letting us know what you like.
While the food boxes aren’t programmed to start until mid-July, the farm is coming into bloom and we’d love to share with you the things that do come to fruition before the box drops start. For this reason we will be using Cafe Cempoal as a location for exchange.
 
I will send weekly updates about what’s going on down on the farm, to be honest, most of my time is spent thinking about the struggles of organic farming  ( flea beetles, mealybugs, slugs and cucumber beetles, and what to do with all the chicken poo….) if you’d prefer not to receive these emails, just let me know.
 
Next week’s email will be sent through our mailchimp, so if you don’t see an email from me check your junk mail, if you are still not seeing it let me know. 
Updates will also be posted in our Website: www.redclaygardens.wordpress.com & the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1592799307699760/.
Thanks again, come visit
Much light and life, 

Photo Essay of May days at Red Clay

Many thanks to Tom Young, Keelin Jack, Krista Holman, Silas & Hilda Hanavan and Raina Young who all helped out in the gardens this past month of May.

From mounding zucchinis, to pinching beatles, to bindweed unweaving, it was a beautiful, warmer than seasonal month that got us thinking seriously about trying to grow cherry trees.

Organic Food Boxes for Sale!

Our CSA shares / food box subscriptions are available to you, but they are very limited so sign up today.

 

Share include more than 4 months / 17 weeks worth of fresh produce.

Boxes will begin at the beginning of July, or sooner if produce is available.

  • Two sizes of weekly boxes are available, click on the payment option you’d like to pay now through paypal or send email money transfer to redclayforest@gmail.com:

imgres-1.jpgimgres.jpgHawk Boxes / 15 dollars worth of organic produce weekly  
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Fox Boxes / 30 dollars worth of organic produce weekly
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TO ORDER YOUR BOX EMAIL: redclayforest@gmail.com

  • Food boxes will be delivered to the Bus Stop Theatre Lobby on Sunday evenings and Monday until 6pm. Boxes will not be delivered to homes.
  • Every Thursday night share holders will receive notice of what will be in their box, and have the option to add additional items such as fresh farm eggs, bread, pasta, honey, and seedlings.
  • Below is a list of our crops, and a preliminary schedule for the large boxes (30.00 worth of produce weekly), it will give you a sense of how we are planning for the coming season, and the diversity of produce available.

RED CLAY FARM 2016 - CSA for web.jpgSubscription payment deadline is May 31st.

Subscribers are welcomed into the farm family with the gift of transplants ready to go in your home.

Clare will be journalling some of her work at the farm to share the work laughter and tears that goes grows the food we eat.

 

APRIL UPDATE ! The Chicks Arrive #cutefood

Thank the stars for April. Far from the cruelest month, April’s been a lovely lul before the furious storm of activity, though we’ve been busy: putting walls on the barn, strimming poles for the new green house, tilling the garden, hoeing the rows and turning the compost, fixing up the hen house, tending to the thousands of baby plants and as of yesterday the 40 temporarily tiny “meat-king” chicks.

Catie Doucette a veteran in the Red Clay gardens has been working her magic on the land again this month and for her we are truly truly grateful.

Looking for White Rabbit Arts Residency & Festival?

imgres The White Rabbit project can be found at it’s web home: www.whiterabbitarts.ca

The White Rabbit Art Project is a micro artist’s residency in the spirit of a summer camp. The project invites 16 artists from all disciplines to spend a week working on installations at Red Clay, an art farm in Upper Economy, Nova Scotia. The White Rabbit Festival invites the public to camp out, explore the installations, and enjoy epic music and art presentations.

White Rabbit is an project run by the Red Clay Studio Society, a not-for-profit organization, separate and distinct from the residencies offered through Red Clay Gardens’ Honey and Salt 2016 program.

 

2016 Spring / Summer Program

This year we are reaching wide and far to offer as many opportunities as possible. We are launching several new initiatives as well as old favourites: we’ll be running workshops, a series of independent residency week long residencies, a CSA to bring the good of the garden to Halifax weekly, and our classic weekend work parties.  Details are becoming available so check back again soon

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