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