|Join Us for the GirlFarm Tour|
The Nevada Wilderness Project is teaming up with Grow For Me Sustainable Farm, also known as GirlFarm, on a fun farm tour July 21 at the 95-acre ranch and farm 30 minutes north of Reno.
This is a fundraiser for NWP that will provide a rare, inside look at the innovative practices being used at this farm. The suggested donation for the event is $25 per person and $50 per family. The two to three-hour event will start at 2 p.m.
GirlFarm grows produce and fruit and supplies locally raised meat through its trademarked Personal Farmer Program. The program provides subscribers – local families and independent restaurants – with naturally and humanely raised meat, eggs and produce without chemicals, growth hormones or antibiotics.
Subscribers pick up their products and pre-set times throughout the year, and there are varying levels of annual subscriptions based on what the participant has ordered. There are also occasional “farm days” where you can volunteer to work at GirlFarm.
“Our program provides an opportunity that we believe is unique,” said Wendy Baroli, a full-time farmer at Girl Farm. “It’s a chance to participate in the production of your own food. As a matter of fact, we believe this ‘experiential’ product is key to our success and the best fit families for our farm are those that want to participate in their food production.”
Baroli is supported at GirlFarm by her partner, Jill S. Heaton, and her sister, CJ Baroli. Heaton is a full time professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and CJ Baroli works as an artist at IGT and as a personal trainer at CrossFit Initiative in Reno.
The July 21 GirlFarm tour will provide rare inside look at the special practices employed at the farm. GirlFarm uses only heritage breed animals and heirloon plants, rotational grazing, French intensive food production, raised beds, drip irrigation and sheep foraging for weed control. Some of its other practices include daily free-ranging of poultry for pest management, and greenhouses, cold frames and high tunnels for season extension and water conservation and natural insect predators. The farms pigs are never placed in crates or farrowing boxes and enjoy daily trips to the alfalfa field to eat.
Photo courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Jaci Goodman/edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine
Recommended donations for the GirlFarm Tour are $25 per individual and $50 per family. Order your tickets HERE and NOW!