Thursday, June 14, 2012

7 Young Farmers Get Down & Dirty, Establish Big Muddy Urban Farm to Supply Sustainable Produce to Omahans

Our first interview, check it out!

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In just under three months, seven young farmers have taken the germ of an idea to create a sustainable urban farm to supply a community in Omaha, Nebraska with fresh vegetables and herbs and made into a reality in the guise of Big Muddy Urban Farm. Big Muddy Urban Farm consists of five decentralized plots situated in North Omaha. The urban farm’s founders, who collectively brought Big Muddy to life and work its urban fields, aspire to create a new source of sustainably grown produce and herbs for their city, to become a self-sustaining farm operation and inspire other area residents through educational and volunteer opportunities to grow their own food.
I recently spoke to Tyler Magnuson and Ali Clark, two of the founders of Big Muddy Urban Farm, to learn more about the story behind the farm, how it operates, the farming practices that it embraces, the challenges that it faces and more.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

our farm through the looking glass

Things are growing more and more each day. Here is a little squash sprout! 
We have been busy watering the plants this week, as it has been quite hot in Omaha, with little rain. We are all doing a little rain dance in hopes of some rainfall tomorrow night! Join us in the dance for rain.
As we continue working, we finished up some details at the Sahler Street Community garden, where we are growing some of our crops. 
Brent, Dan and Tyler, holding down the fort at the market. Its all business, no fun at the market... can't you tell?
Some of our bounty from this week! Garlic is coming in and some green onions, kale, chard. We also had herbs, radishes and wild flowers! 

And we have been eating pretty well too! Our friend shared these with us from her yard!  
Omaha is blooming! 
And so are our farm sites.  
Thanks for your continued support. We couldn't do this without you!
From our farm to you,