Colorado Gives – Cows, Tractors, and Festivals…..Oh My!

From The Executive Director

Colorado Gives Day is coming as is the end of the tax year. This is a great opportunity to support your community through a tax-deductible donation to the Urban Farm. Please consider giving generously to help us deliver hands-on learning in a farm setting. But you don’t have to wait till Dec. 4 to donate, you can schedule your donation NOW

Our cows are also preparing for the change of seasons and their hair is growing shaggy. Maybe this is a sign of a long winter? 
Here at TUF, we are hoping that it’s at least a wet one. We need the water as the drought has caused hay prices to double.  When you need 18 tons of hay every 50 days to feed animals, the difference between $210/ton and $410/ton is significant.  To address this jump in hay prices, we are actively looking for ways to obtain a tractor that can lift larger 800 to 2000-lb bales of hay daily. 
In addition, we always need additional tools used for service learning like wheel barrows, rakes, mucking forks, pitch forks, and shovels. If you can provide us support, please let us know at info@theurbanfarm.org. Every little bit helps!

Finally, thank you to all the volunteers, members, partners, vendors, and attendees who braved the cold to be at FarmFest.  It was a chilly Sunday, but a great turn out and good time was had by all.  October has been a busy month. The Urban Farm was at Northfield, Eastbridge, Bluff Lake, and Rocky Mountain Arsenal for their October events.  With harvest activities behind us, we are now preparing the farm for the coming winter
 
Cheers,
Mike

FarmFest 2018 – STILL ON! Sunday, October 14, 2018

Jesse Cornett will be playing FarmFest 2018
 
It is cold outside, but:
 
FarmFest is on from 10 am to 4 pm!!! 
(shortened schedule due to weather)
 
  • The animals will be out
  • Storybook Farm is on
  • New!  Passport program will take you around the farm and animals
  • Our Pumpkin Patch is heated in our main building
  • Warming spots to enjoy live music and great food
  • Hayride is on with blankets, cider and cocoa
  • Activities are in the warm main building
 
 We look forward to seeing you Sunday. Dress warm and join us for a great day!

New Hand-Washing and Water-Bottle filling station at TUF!

Thanks to the ingenuity and tireless efforts by Cohort #71 of the D.U. Executive MBA team, the Farm now has it’s first hand-washing and water bottle-filling station. Located between the goat/ sheep pens and the chickens, the station will help keep hands clean when moving from pen to pen, and provide drinking water to help avoid using single-use plastic water bottles. In keeping with our teaching of being gentle on our earth and reducing waste, the Farm has created The Urban Farm Friendly Water effort to move away from plastic water bottles. Come check out our new station, and purchase a reusable water bottle to use on the Farm and everywhere you go. Thank you Erin, Shelly, Michael, and Otto!