EVERYONE interested in urban farming, gardening and learning the ways of growing our own food in our back or front yards, are invited to the next Traverse City Urban Farming Collective (UFC) meeting and POTLUCK on, Saturday April 14th, 6-8 pm @ the home of Samantha, Chris and family, at 707 Division St., Traverse City. If driving, park along 10th St. For additional directions contact, 231-499-8188.
THANKS to Continual University and Little Artshram for hosting our March UFC event, and once again to Chris Bedford and Diana Jancek for their film and sharing of their life-long work. gracias.
Meeting notes for the past two UFC gatherings are below:
UFC meeting notes, March 10, 2012:
Urban Farming Collective gathered last night in Traverse City at Cogs Creek Studio in Tribalive’s lovely orange room.
After being graced with welcoming music by Nellie Eve, the film “Getting Real about Food and the Future” by Chris Bedford and Diana Jancek was shown, followed by group introductions and discussion. The film can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/23259917
The purpose of the UFC, is to create a Traverse City based network to meet the growing needs and interest in urban farming and the building of a local food system, while encouraging a lower energy lifestyle. We are growing a group of wonderful folks, contributing good ideas to create a citizen-based, local food system for all. The UFC is collectively organized, offering information about potential and new Community Garden sites, workshops, programs and events, as we continue to deepen our permaculture roots, socializing in our yards and neighborhood gardens, eating good food and encouraging a local economy!
A quick logo for the UFC was inspired by our KALE conversations, and, a project team is already underway for a Community Greenhouse in one or more Traverse City neighborhoods!
Folks are invited to join this on-line group, to stay in touch in the virtual world: http://hyperlocavore.ning.com/group/traversecitymi
UFC meeting notes from February 27, 2012 can be found at this link: