The second week of October we ended our CSA season. For 20 weeks we had baskets of food ready for each of our nine members. It was our intent to sell 10 memberships and we sold nine. Attached are pictures of the shares from each week. We plan to offer 10 shares again during the […]
Recent debates over food system ethos and terminology missed a key step: what do these terms even mean? Source: You say “CSA,” I say “food hub” | New Food Economy
Once you’ve been bitten by the urban homesteading bug, there’s no cure. For real. When John and I started our teeny, tiny little garden and first documented it on The Sustainable Couple, we had no idea what we were doing. Fast forward 5 years and we’ve gotten ourselves together. We also have backyard chickens, 6… Read […]
A nice video explaining what a CSA is and how it works. We won’t be planting tomatoes with a tractor.
Groundhog Day of 2016 will be memorable. They said winter storm Kayla might just lay into us and yes she did. At noon the official snowfall for the day in Grand Island was 14.9 inches. Winds blowing with gusts up to 53 miles per hour. This is our first real snow storm at GI Acres […]
So what is the difference between a food basket service and a CSA? Source: Relational Agriculture – LocalHarvest News
I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat (but farm it right) | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
George Monbiot: The ethical case against eating animal produce once seemed clear. But a new book is an abattoir for dodgy arguments Source: I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat (but farm it right) | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
How to get free seeds from the USDA for rare heirloom vegetables and fruits that no one else will have in their garden. Source: Free Seeds from the Government
GI Acres is listed on Local Harvest! http://www.localharvest.org/gi-acres-M67564
A box of tomatoes like this could be at your house this summer if you join now. We only have 10 spots so don’t delay. You can join the GI Acres CSA by clicking here. We expect you will receive at least an average of $10 of veggies every week for a 20 weeks.
Here is the latest version of our GI Acres CSA Member Agreement this agreement is current as of 1-1-16.
Click on the CSA Page to get details on how you can be a member of our CSA.
Ever wonder why fireflies glow? Find out more about these illuminating insects. Source: 10 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies – Farmers’ Almanac
I was showing the house and the property to some friends and one of them noticed a robin sitting on the top of a fence post. It looked like it might be nest. When it flew away we looked a little closer and found this.
Will bees be allowed in the city of Grand Island. Grand Island Acres would really like to have them? Council may ask neighbors to weigh in on bees – The Grand Island Independent: Local News.
A great resource for food and planning related issues. APA-FIG | American Planning Association’s Food Systems Planning Interest Group.
Trust but Verify… | Feed Yard Foodie. Another one from the Feed Yard Foodie that I had to repost. I love her question at the end.
My Comment Letter To Secretary Burwell and Secretary Vilsack Regarding the 2015 Dietary Guideline Committee Recommendations… | Feed Yard Foodie
What are the impacts of Dietary guidelines? My Comment Letter To Secretary Burwell and Secretary Vilsack Regarding the 2015 Dietary Guideline Committee Recommendations… | Feed Yard Foodie.
I am not sure that right to farm laws should necessarily apply in urban and suburban settings, typically these uses are “grandfathered” as non-conforming uses and allowed to continue as long as they are not discontinued for a specific time period (In Nebraska that is at least 12 months). What I find truly offensive about […]
Urban Gardens Matter | Garden Walk Garden Talk. This is an interesting site.
Why Almost Everyone Is Wrong About Tilling | Off The Grid News. Have to keep this in mind.
Food and Maslow. Posted on our Facebook Page. Chad wrote this in 2014
Hawley Hamlet Lincoln Nebraska from hawleyhamlet