April 23, 2014
Spring is officially here! For Earth Day, the farm was able to plant some native shrubbery and trees. With the help of a few volunteers, we planted two fig trees, seven blueberry bushes, and two more raspberry bushes. The farm now has eight fruit trees and twelve berry-bearing shrubberies! Today, April 23, 2014 is the farm’s four year anniversary from when we broke ground. Over the years, the farm has grown considerably and accomplished much. From teaching kids about the veggies they see on their plate to experimenting with non-traditional crops, the farm has been a place for fun and learning. Thanks to everyone, past, present, and future that has or will play with us in the dirt to keeping the garden growing! Tomorrow the garden will grow a little more as we build new beds on the west hill. And it will continue to grow with your dedication and help.
Happy Earth Day everyone!
February 9, 2014
Peeps from RFC gathered around a Real Food feast!
Real Food Challenge is coming to Towson! Several TUUF members joined the ranks of Johns Hopkins University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, George Mason University & many others for the Real Food Challenge Mid-Atlantic Retreat in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There, we discussed campaign-planning strategies & tactics, it was a fantastic opportunity for all & we are very excited to have met so many other individuals determined to bring Real Food to their campus!
The Real Food Challenge is a nation-wide campaign that gives students the opportunity to learn more about a food system that truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the Earth. Its goal is to shift $1 billion of existing university food budgets away from industrial farms and junk food and towards regional/community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources—what we consider “real food”
For more information, check out Real Food Challenge’s website! http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/
And don’t forget to like Real Food Challenge – Towson University on Facebook to receive news/updates on events we’re doing on campus! https://www.facebook.com/TUrealfood?fref=ts
November 26, 2013
Just a small portion of our sunchokes from our Fall 2013 harvest!
This past weekend the Farm joined the ranks of Food Not Bombs as they prepared several vegan/vegetarian hot meals to serve to those without a home in the downtown Baltimore area. We contributed a hearty supply of sunchokes, as we had more than we could possibly eat ourselves, they did so well in the garden this season! The food was prepared at the Baltimore Free Farm, located on Ash Street in the Hampden area. We enjoyed both the preparation & the serving of the meals, it was a positive experience for all.
November 21, 2013
The Towson University Urban Farm joined together last week to celebrate the coming holiday with a vegan potluck hosted at the farm. The feast included several Tofurkeys, the coveted mac & cheese of The Land of Kush, baked goods such as apple cider donuts & a pumpkin pie from Sweet Dukes Bakery, & a cornucopia of other treats!
We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
October 14, 2013
Towson University Urban Farm & Students-4-Sustainability unite to plant trees in Cherry Hill with Blue Water Baltimore!
This fall, the Towson University Urban Farm plans to volunteer with Blue Water Baltimore and partake in their fall tree plantings. We attended our first planting October 12th in Cherry Hill & it went beautifully; we planted over 50 trees with Blue Water & alongside another likeminded organization from TU, Students-4-Sustainability! We are excited to work with such driven organizations & look forward to seeing the trees we plant grow & benefit our community.
If you’re interested in getting involved with Blue Water Baltimore, check out their website & sign up for their stream clean-ups or join us in planting trees!
May 12, 2013
The back side of the awesome t-shirts Dylan made with the design that Emily created!
- The front side of the t-shirts Dylan made.
Thank you Dylan for making these shirts and Emily for creating the design for them! We hope to sell these on campus next semester!
April 1, 2013
I have unfortunate news for everyone… This will be the last semester for the TU Urban Farm. Apparently, TU wants to build a second shed for the President’s golf cart…April fools!! The TU Urban Farm is still growing, and will continue to grow thanks to all of the amazing students and faculty involved with the farm!
Our seedlings are just about ready to be planted in the ground! As long as we have warm weather ahead of us, we will be planting them at our work day this weekend as well as next week when we have Dr. Fath’s classes come to visit us. April is an exciting month for us at the farm, we will be having several work days (including plenty of beautification projects), some class visits, leading at session (along with the Baltimore Orchard Project) at TU’s Environmental Conference, and selling some seedlings on campus!
Be sure to stop by for our meeting this week on Thursday at 5pm at the farm, or come out for our work day this Saturday 4/6 11am to 2pm!
The TU Urban Farm’s seedlings in the greenhouse. Thank you Rida for this beautiful photo!
March 26, 2013
Spring was just a week ago and already we’ve had a snow day, but it looks like warm weather ahead of us and more work days to come! We have spinach growing in one of our cold frames, garlic, carrots, and herbs in a few of our beds. This past weekend, we had a workday to kick off this growing season and now we have a tree stump meeting location (picture to come!) under some fruit trees. Happy Spring!
September 27, 2011
The Towson University Urban Farm held it’s first ever Farmer’s Market last Wednesday (9/21). Both fruit and vegetables were freshly harvested that very morning, washed, and then sorted by hard working T.U.U.F. volunteers. Even though the market was only advertised using social networking sites and word of mouth we had a great turn out. The produce that was not sold during the market was purchased by Campus Catering Services and served in the campus dining halls. With each new project the farm finds new opportunity to grow and gain new members. Please come join us for our Fall harvest and hoop house plantings. In the mean time, enjoy these pictures from the market. The Towson University Urban Farm would like to thank Campus Dining Services for their support.