Thank you to all of the wonderful folk who made the effort to come along last Sunday to Wagtail’s first Open Day! Our little urban farm was full of smiles, good energy and lots of delicious food to share!
We had fresh produce for sale on the day – salad mixes and lettuce heads harvested fresh by request! As well as our own organically grown seedlings, some beautiful certified organic seedlings from “Greenseeds” Bickleigh Vale Farm and local native plant seedlings (Kangaroo apples!). All of which went home with new friends!
Thank you again… We were overwhelmed with the positive response and support.
With love & veggies!
Urban Farms = building communities
Come one, come all! Young and old!
(Nat giving a mini farm tour in the background there…)
all ages respecting “no toes on the rows” 😉
Nat demonstrating the different tools of the trade
The “four row seeder” captivating an audience
All the good stuff!
Steven gathering fresh lettuces on demand, mmm…
Another happy new seedling owner
Great to see the kids digging local fruit!
Seasonal local citrus was in abundance… Many kind folk brought their own to share
The veggies thriving after an amazing day!
A little peek into some new art that’s flown into Wagtail…..
Many thanks to Samantha Gold and her magic paintbrush.
Sam’s beautiful work!
Willy Wagtail leaving his mark around the farm….
We finally have a sign up! – recycled corrugated iron salvaged from Bickleigh Vale Farm (cheers Di!)
Today marks Wagtail Urban Farm’s first official harvest! After three long months of tending seedlings, planting out, weeding and letting nature do (most of) the watering, we’ve reached the point when we can start selling some delicious veg! Salad mix, pak choi, tatsoi and mizuna mix all headed to the Clarence Park / Goodwood Good Food Co-op – only 5 food kilometers away! If you’re interested in joining up to the co-op, contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.
The farm, ready for picking. (The white fabric is protecting our fennel which is being chewed by something!)
Pak choi ready for washing on Brett’s fantastic packing benches
Steven (left) contemplating the riches of life as an urban farmer
We’re hosting an open day as part of the national Fair Food Week, run by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – a great cause to promote local, sustainable and fair food production throughout Australia. Come along for brunch and a tour on Sunday 25th August, 20 Thirza Ave (between Nellie Ave and Daisy Ave), Mitchell Park, SA 5043, 10am-12pm. Bring a chair, drinks and some food to share! We’ll try and have a small barbie set up if you need to do some frying…