Greetings from your Farm Educator, Erynn!

Greetings Join the Farm! CSA and Abundant Table community!  I’ve missed my regular connection with you all as I’ve moved out of CSA coordinator position and into full time farm education.  But, I’ve loved witnessing Jeannette and Raquel blossom into their roles coordinating our CSA and growing our CSA community.  more »

relationships with our neighbors

One of the necessary and wonderful goals of this project is laying down a foundation of trust with our local community. Here are some connections we’ve fostered! Erynn and I sharing stories with the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (http://cvuuf.org/) this past week. Nopalito’s Native Plant Nursery (http://www.nopalitonursery.com/) coming to more »

Eco-farm conference, thoughts on our CSA ministry, and seal puppies.

January 20th through 23rd found Erynn, Sarah and I braving a long and rainy drive up to Monterey to participate in the 30th annual Eco-Farm Conference. Where to begin? Well, the opening plenary began with Wes Jackson (from the Land Institute) and Frances Moore Lappé (author of “Diet for a more »

A farm student's perspective on education

Photo from theatlantic.com This last week, the Atlantic published a disappointing article by Caitlin Flanagan criticizing school gardens, in particular Alice Water’s famous Berkeley garden. essay writers online Her argument is essentially that education in the garden is useless; or worse, it inhibits children from moving up in cultural and more »