My Martin County: Ground Floor Farm
This is where I went on my Black Friday.
Ground Floor Farm is our local urban farm. In 2014 they raised over 20,000 with a kick starter campaign with 144 backers.
This is the Martin County I love. People with wonderful ideas interact with the community. Together the community is nurtured. We become a better place. Together.
“Co-founders Micah Hartman, Michael Meier, and Jackie Vitale together conceived Ground Floor Farm as a space that combines food, art, and civic engagement in ways that benefit and help strengthen our community. Ground Floor Farm is part of a hometown renaissance, in which individuals focus their energy and creativity on the places they come from and through which the importance of a vibrant community center is reclaimed and revitalized.
We accomplish this by growing and producing delicious food on a small urban farm and giving others the tools and resources to do so themselves; by showing that productive agriculture can take place in small spaces in urban centers and that it can be economically sustainable; by providing the space and resources for others to use their talents, skills, and interests to engage their community; and by curating an exciting and diverse program of cultural and social events that engage the hearts and minds of this community.”
This is the Martin County we want!
Next week they will have an event called
Make.Share.Do. is a weekend skill-sharing conference exploring homesteading, self-reliance and interdependence.
Saturday, December 5th WORKSHOPS
20 one-hour workshops, taught by experts from around the state on topics including:
rain water harvesting, meditation, power tools, sprouts, herbalism, bike maintenance, seed saving, gardening, soap making, and more.
There will be a Seed Swap all day
5-9 Night Market
Dinner from Fruits and Roots, Crust Vegan Pizza Kitchen and other local food producers.
Sunday, Dec 6 all day
Hands on intensives. Explore fermentation, herbalism, vegetable productions, beekeeping and brewing beer.
For more info on the summit, the farm and an upcoming schedule
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