Farmshare Austin

JBG Spring Potluck and Hoedown

On Saturday, March 30th from 4 PM until 9 PM Johnson’s Backyard Garden is hosting the 7th Annual Spring Potluck and Hoedown and we are very grateful and pleased that this year the event will benefit Farmshare Austin. The dining will run from 4 PM until 5 PM, Sky Candy is putting on an aerial circus show, and there will be a  fantastic musical line-up with performances by Doug Moreland,Silas Lowe, and Little Mikey and the Soda Jerks.

  • Where: the Pecan Grove at Johnson’s Backyard Garden at 9515 Hergotz Lane
  • When: Sunday March 30th from 4 PM to 9 PM.
  • How: Purchase your tickets online or at the event. Adults are $10 and kids are free.
  • Please: Bring a dish to share at the potluck, BYOB, and a chair or blanket
  • Also: please remember to leave your dogs at home.
 



About Farmshare Austin

Farmshare Austin is a 501c3 that is accelerating organic farming knowledge to scale organic food access in Central Texas by; offering on farm education and training to aspiring farmers, facilitating research for organic and sustainable farming practices, preserving land and natural resources needed for farming, and facilitating innovative giving programs that put organic food in the homes of those who are most food insecure.

Our work is guided by four key areas of focus:

EDUCATION:

Our pilot educational program, Farmer Starter, will focus on giving aspiring farmers the knowledge they need to run a sustainable farming business. The program will emphasize sustainable and organic growing methods as well as practical business and financial skills to establish a successful market farm. We plan to donate yields from our inaugural Farmer Starter class to the Sustainable Food Centers Happy Kitchen Program.
Farmshare Austin will also sponsor on-farm educational activities for youth and adult audiences to promote knowledge of organic farming and local food production. Program development is forthcoming and will likely be run in partnership with area partners.

RESEARCH:

In order to compliment our educational programs, we will support, promote, and/or conduct on-farm and partnered research on sustainable and organic farming practices.

LAND PRESERVATION

We are committed to ensuring that careful natural resource management is a priority for Central Texas. We are working to develop strategies to improve (long-term) availability, access, and use of environmental resources required for farming.

FOOD ACCESS

The result of all of our combined efforts will improve the availability of healthy, sustainably produced food, to portions of the population that currently have the least access to it. Several programs are under development that will help address cultural and cost barriers.