Part of our hive swarmed about a month ago and we were literally 5 minutes away from catching them when they decided to flee. Talk about disappointed!! Last week Michael and Nora opened up our hive to check everything out and didn't find any site of a queen (disappointment again!), so we've ordered a new queen. Our fingers are crossed that she gets here and starts working immediately to save our hive! 🐝🍯
Michael has been more intentional with moving our animals from pasture to pasture this year. The pigs are currently in with the chickens which means we have to go in their pen to get to the chicken coop... which means your feet are going to be attacked by the pigs like they are lunch! 😳😄
Sometimes when you're harvesting carrots and you have a bunch of tiny ones- you make the sacrifice and eat the ones that don't sell well at the market. Tyler's crew did not argue with that idea. 🥕👨🏻🌾👩🏽🌾👨🏾🌾👩🏼🌾🥕 ps- We'll be at the #clarksvilledowntownmarket tomorrow. Come see us!
Make plans to join us on Friday, June 30th for our 9th annual Passing the Shovel ceremony. Hear from our June crew members about their month with TFI and welcome in our July crews as they prepare to start work in just a few weeks. Garden tours will begin at 4:30pm with the ceremony to follow at 5pm.
Thanks to Khrista and Lisa (@naturallylis) for leading some of our youth in making a pasta dish and focaccia bread for #SalvationArmy . The youth put their new culinary knowledge to use using kale, onions and garlic from our garden. 👩🍳👨🍳
Today was the first day for our students to serve with TFI in the community. We appreciate the opportunity that Loaves And Fishes, @mannacafe1, and the Environmental Education Center at @austinpeay gives us to learn more about our community and local food system.
Oh, hey there cabbage, kale and onions! It's nice to actually see you!
It's crazy muddy today, but the youth have worked hard at pulling weeds to give our plants some room to breath and cleaning out the chicken coop.
Meet Nora, our new farm hand! We are excited to have her join us over the next few months as she finishes her Masters. We look forward to the opportunity to learn from her and hope that her time with TFI will be impactful.
Ready or not, our Summer Youth Program starts Monday! Did you know that #thefoodinitiative is a non profit organization who not only grows healthy food, but also empowers lives and builds community for people all throughout the year? If it sounds like a mission you'd like to support than go to our website and make a donation!