Closing the loop
on the food cycle
We are passionate about the food cycle and making sure that people understand how it works. From farm-to-table and back to the farm so the cycle can begin again.
We view food scraps as a valuable resource that can be recycled back to the land to help build our soil by making compost.
Compost is nutrient-rich soil made from recycled organic matter. Our compost recipe consists of an equal amount of “greens” (food scraps) and “browns” (carbon-rich material like woodchips).
We have a community garden and are dedicated to working collaboratively to learn and grow food together.
Our farm and garden is located in the old baseball field previously part of the former Livingston School.
Before the garden, this was a flat grassland, but we have transformed it into a bountiful community garden by creating raised garden beds using the hugelkultur method.
Our hugelkultur beds use woody material from the Tivoli Lake Preserve and many layers of organic material, including our homemade compost, to create nutrient rich mounds. These beds are excellent for retaining moisture!
During the growing season, we host Garden Work Days where the community has a chance to get hands on gardening experience and learn about the food system. Volunteers love harvesting vegetables they've grown themselves.
We are dedicated to feeding our community.
We provide eggs and vegetables to community members on a suggested-donation basis. We also donate produce to the Sister Maureen Joyce Center, a food pantry located two blocks away from the farm.
We have a small drop-off compost program for the residents in the Livingston School Apartments.