We're a proud sponsor of Solarize the Valley again this year!
We're so excited to be a finalist for the Boise Metro Chamber's Food & Agriculture Industry excellence award!
This year's winter was harsh for everyone, but for our partner Purple Sage Farms the extreme weather resulted in the destruction of nearly half of their greenhouses.
Afterwards, the community came together and raised over $25,000 to assist with the repairs. Now, each Saturday in March from 10 am to 1 pm, volunteers are meeting at the farm to help repair the damage. Thanks to Boise Farmers Market for taking the initiative to organize and host these volunteer opportunities.
If you'd like to join in, get the details from Purple Sage below, then head to their Facebook page and register for one of the days (or all three). Also, special thanks to Acme Bakeshop for stepping up to coordinate sack lunches for the volunteers along with a plethora of other local businesses.
From Purple Sage:
Thanks to all of you who've been so generous in offering time to help rebuild the greenhouses and get us up and running again. We're dedicating March to disaster cleanup and rebuilding, in hopes that the snow will have cleared and we can get some big projects done before the Boise Farmers Market starts up again in April.
So, every Saturday in March, we're organizing re-building projects on the weekends and we'd love to have you by our side to raise the hoops.
What to bring:
- Dress weather appropriate and ready to possibly get dirty
- Boots encouraged
- Work gloves
- Box cutters
- A sack lunch
- Water bottle
Join us for an evening with Joel Salatin! We are so excited to welcome Joel Salatin back to Boise. He is a world-renowned farmer and speaker, and we couldn't be more pleased to have him speak at BSU.
The self-described "lunatic farmer" is coming back to Boise! Joel's talk will focus on dispelling the myth that organic and sustainable agriculture cannot feed the world.
NOTE: Due to the anticipated popularity of the event, tickets are required for entry.
Thank to our sponsors: Boise Co-op, Boise Farmers Market, Control Sentries, Equilibrium at Boise State, Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, McIntyre Pastures, Peaceful Belly Farms, The BSU Sustainability Club.
*Free event parking is available at the Lincoln Garage.
Photo credit: By nick v from Washington dDC(Joel Salatin) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to National Hunger Action Month to make it a huge success! Every dollar makes a difference, especially when you consider that the Idaho Food Bank turns every dollar donated into 4 meals.