How do young farmers bring their experience, self-education and dreams to Texas to build a large organic farm in an urban area? Scott Snodgrass has been active in promoting native and organic planting for a decade. He cofounded the Edible Group, an umbrella corporation for a variety of small businesses dedicated to the production and consumption of fresh, sustainable foods through farming and education. One of these businesses, Loam Agronomics was established two years ago with the purchase of 288 acres of farmland in Richmond. He and his management team have hired and trained farmers to plant and harvest crops that are sold through CSA (community supported agriculture) subscriptions and regional farmers’ markets.
Snodgrass will take us on a journey beginning with a tour of a farm-centered home development, Harvest Green, and a Farmers’ Market in Richmond. From there, we will head to the Loam Agronomics property for a tour of the large farm learning about the techniques, equipment, innovation, joys and travails of organic farming in the Houston area. Our study tour will be topped off by a chef-prepared lunch featuring vegetables just harvested from the farm.
Welcome to Spring 2018!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.
An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.
Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
PLEASE NOTE: COMIDA EN LA CUIDAD IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University
Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004
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