Farm Meetings & Work Days

Farm Work Days - Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm

 

The Farm

We are residents of Hidden Springs planning for the agricultural areas in the community. Our focus for 2016 is on row crops, perennials, pumpkin patch, and a corn maze. We want to bring back the vitality, production, and sustainable features of the agriculture that allowed this community to exist and thrive. The farm draws people to our community. It is a source of pride and sets Hidden Springs apart from other developments, it is a place of wonder for our children, a space for nature and people to coexist harmoniously.

Farm Notes

Farm Notes 4/24/2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last night was another beautiful evening at the farm.  The group finished planting the “cool crops”  (greens, beets, carrots) in the row crop area, weeded everywhere, added our home made compost to many rows, mulched more paths, detailed the asparagus bed and made many improvements to the children’s garden area.  The kids were so amazing, helping each other hold the hose to water and working as a team to load up wheelbarrows with mulch. 

 

Farm Notes 4/17/2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Well you did it all again!  Last night we:

  • Mulched the south side of the raspberries
  • Weeded around the lavender and herbs
  • Dug out thistle from the east end of the raspberries
  • Weeded around the blackberries, put down paper leaf bags as a weed barrier around the blackberries
  • Dug out dandelions from the row crop area
  • Planted more lettuce, spinach, arugula, beets, carrots
  • Thinned spinach and beets
  • Planted  many cool crops, in patterns, in the children’s garden

We also had our first rhubarb harvest of 2018, if you missed it, no worries, there will be more next week.

Have a great week, see you on Monday!

Farm Notes 4/11/2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday was very busy at the farm.  Our big group weeded and mulched in the perennial area, planted another row of upick peas and removed a lot of weeds from the row crop area.   Bruce has been mowing, tilling and trimming around the edges of the fields.   The children’s garden has a new bench, mulch on the paths and some cool crops in the ground.  Next week we will finish off the cool crop planting, add compost to some of the row crop area and finally get that row cover in place. A few announcements:
  • Our asparagus is coming up at the east end of the perennial area.  Asparagus takes at least 2 years before it can be harvested so we won’t be eating it yet.
  • The lavender that was planted from seed last year is starting to grow.
  • Sharon and Mark have hung bags of Irish Spring soap around the blooming bulbs in the perennial area in hopes of deterring the deer.
  • Cindy has dispatched another large gopher.  Go Cindy!
  • The farm now has a great, super sized,  compost system.  We are not using the two tumbler style composters anymore.  You are welcome to take them.  If we don’t have takers from the farm group I’ll post them on NextDoor.
  • The remaining raspberry canes are stacked next to the weed pile.  Please take them to plant at home.  They too are going away by the end of the week.
  • Please sign the waiver if you have not done so.
2018 Hidden Springs Community Farm Season
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The 2018 Hidden Springs Community Farm Season officially kicks-off on Monday, March 12th at 6:00 PM.   Meet at the farm shed.  

All Hidden Springs residents are welcome at the Farm.  Residents work together to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers!  Work a day at the farm and receive a share of the produce harvested.  

During the 2018 Season, the group will be working on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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2016 Farm Committee

The Farm Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Clubhouse.

2016 Farm Committee Members