* Doug is a senior at Tougaloo College and is part of the JIG's board. Doug with his Economic major will add great value to the organization. Welcome aboard Doug!!!
* Seth is now the produce assistant manager for the farm. He also was selected to attend Mississippi State University 2012 Veternarian Camp. . Keep up the good work Seth!!
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Farmer Tre' Recieves 2012 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Award
MCVS, in coordination with the Office of the Governor and First Lady Deborah Bryant, Honorary Chair of the MCVS Board of Commissioners, is pleased to announce the 2012 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award honorees. The GIVE Awards honor individuals and groups who positively impact the state of Mississippi through their significant volunteer efforts.Read more...
More people around the world are taking a look at urban farming, which offers to make our food as "local" as possible. By growing what we need near where we live, we decrease the "food miles" associated with long-distance transportation. We also get the freshest produce money can buy, and we are encouraged to eat in season.
Another benefit of urban farming is that it can add greenery to cities, reducing harmful runoff, increasing shading, and countering the unpleasant heat island effect. Garden plots can help people reconnect with the Earth, and gain a greater appreciation for where our food comes from (hint: not from plastic packages).
We are proud of our young people and their accomplishments.
* Jarrett received his GED and is now attending Hinds Community College. Way to go Jarrett!!!
JIG's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
If you’re not the get-your-hands-dirty gardening type, local-food consumption can be as easy as a weekly food pickup, thanks to the CSA farming model.
We put a lot of thought into what goes into our share, and years, we have fine-tuned our offerings according to members' input. We provide a balance of staples and new, exciting items to try. We won't overwhelm you with a volume of unusual vegetables that you cannot use, and we try not to give you one thing too many times. We do our best to make CSA items available for purchase at our farm stand while they are in season.
Work Share Option
Each season we make a two work share spots available. For a reduced price on the CSA, work shares help us get shares ready, stock the CSA table, and other CSA-related tasks. Work shares must complete 5 4-hour shifts throughout the season to receive $150 off the full share price. You will be asked to schedule your time well in advance and time slots are first come first serve. Failure to show up for your shift means you will be charged full price. The work share option is very popular, so sign up early.
Cost and Payment:
Full share (16weeks) costs $300
Share is to be paid by (Sold-out)
You can pick up Tuesday OR Saturdays at the
(Due to seasonal challenges this year the distribution will be delayed).
The Farm Adds Hen Recyclers
Urban hens not only provide high-quality eggs, but also serve as master gardeners, organic pest exterminators, and unpaid city workers. Chickens love to eat protein-packed insects, which works out well because they can serve as the organic pest-cleanup crew in your garden and devour ticks on your property. Hens recycle food and yard waste, therefore keeping it out of landfills as it composts into an invaluable organic soil builder for your farm/garden.