Tucson Village Farm News
Fall is almost upon us, but us Tucsonans know not too get our hopes to terribly high for some balmy, below 100° temperatures... At least not until October. Fortunately, here at TVF we have plenty of great stuff going on this fall to keep us from thinking too much about the heat!
TVF Fall Happenings:
- AmeriCorps positions still available
- Healthy Living Ambassador (HLA) enrollment
- HLA Certification Class
- Growing Forward/Digging Deeper Field Trips Available
- TVF Winter Veggie Start Sale
- Fall Flip the Farm Days
Join the Farm-ily as an AmeriCorps Member!
TVF is looking for three, count em, three enthusiastic, motivated folks to fill our remaining AmeriCorps slots. AmeriCorps is an amazing public service program with members in hundreds of different roles all around the country, and TVF is so grateful to have members serving here at the farm. If you are an educator and love working with kids, any of these three positions are for you. One member will run our successful Lil' Sprouts program, one will assist with outreach to the Tucson community, and the third member will support our camp programming — all while learning about urban organic gardening and working with our awesome team. Apply here now!
Calling All Teens — Become an HLA This Fall!
If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 and have not yet become a part of TVF's 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador (HLA) Club, now is your chance! Members will meet once a month and will meet additionally during their hand-picked HLA projects. These projects range from photography to farm construction, team building to hiking the Grand Canyon! Check out more info here or email Natalie to get the scoop.
TVF HLAs Use Prize Money to Better the Lives of Tucson Teens!
This one might require a bit of explanation. Remember that awesome Farmfluencer video that a few of our HLAs made earlier this year? Well, as a result of their finalist status they received a check for $1000. And what did they decide to do with that money? If you guessed "buy 500 fidget spinners" (are those still a thing?) you'd be way off. No, they decided to use the winnings to host a free, all day health and wellness training for local youth (ages 12 - 18). So, if you are one of those local youth, we'd love to invite you to this free training! All you have to do is register. You'll find the info below. And check out this article on tucson.com about the selflessness of these awesome teens!
What: Healthy Living Training, for Teens by Teens
When: September 28th, 9am - 4pm
Where: Tucson Village Farm
Register by texting @d2d666 to 81010.
More info here.
Field Trip Spots Still Available!
We still have spots available for both our Growing Forward (Pre-K - 5th grade) and Digging Deeper (6 - 12th grades) field trip programs! Both are hands-on, outdoor classroom, farm-to-table experiences that your students won't soon forget. Click on the links above for more information and to register!
TVF Veggie Start Sale
Come to the farm Saturday October 12th from 8 - 11am for TVF's annual fall/winter veggie start sale. Get all of the plants that you need to start next season's vegetable garden — kale to collards, kohlrabi to brussels sprouts. All organically grown with love and care and ready for transplanting! Get there early to pick from the largest selection.
Fall Flip the Farm Days - 9/28 and 10/19
It's that time again — the seasons are changing and we need help getting the farm in ship-shape for the winter planting season! Come by and help us prep rows, plant starts and beautify our fields and gardens. And....help us move into our brand-new kitchen and growing space! If you like moving stuff (we love it here at TVF) you'll be in hog heaven on both of these days. Move fencing! Ramadas! Tools! You name it, we'll be moving it. Come to one or both — September 28th and October 19th. See ya there!