Thankful for the Rain!

It’s been a hot and dry early summer, but the recent rains have provide some much needed relief to our crops.  We received almost three inches over the past few weeks and it should provide a nice boost to current production. Our Amazing Community Huge thanks to those who came out to The Farm over the Memorial Day weekend to help pick blueberries, plant peanuts, and just enjoy the day. Also, thanks to Fellowship College who came out and help this past weekend and helped harvest blackberries and onions! Production Update The past few weeks at The Farm have seen a flurry of activity as...

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Full Speed Ahead

Seeds are in the ground and we are full speed ahead for the 2012 season!!! We have come a long way in the past year but this past week has seen a flurry of activity not to mention some incredible weather (let’s hope this is how it’s going to be all year).  This past week we’ve finished the framing of the hoop house, trellis system for the blackberries, prepared the ground with fertilizer (courtesy of Autumn’s ReRide Youth Ranch), and prepared the floor for the produce processing barn.  This time last year we were just breaking ground, but this year we have seeds...

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NW Arkansas Community Fact Sheet: Hope 2011

Hope 2011: 3rd Annual Community Service -Focused Event for Northwest Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Social Indicators Community Fact Sheet by Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D, Emily Hallgren, B.A. and Don Willis, B.A. Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas Who Participated and Where Are They Living? On October 25, 2011 a one-stop service provision event took place in Fayetteville, AR. HOPE 2011, designed to serve those in need throughout the NWA region, was sponsored in partnership with the VA, United Way of NWA, 7Hills Homeless Center, and Central United Methodist Church. Besides...

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HOPE NWA 2011…grace

On Tuesday of last week we had the distinct privilege of serving alongside some amazing NW Arkansas organizations and incredible people to participate in HOPE NWA 2011.  Final numbers will be released soon, but we are told that over 350 families/people were served during the one day resource event held at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. HOPE NWA 2011 began 3 years ago by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Professor and Jones Chair in Community Director, Community and Family Institute, and it is incredible to see how the community has come alongside to support those in need. We had the...

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Winter’s Approaching (The Farm Weekly Update)

It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Farm season is slowing beginning to come to an end.  It’s been an incredible Fall season and we truly the recipients of many blessings as we are celebrating bountiful harvest over the past few weeks. The season isn’t over yet, but we were overwhelmed last week when we realized we’ve had over 1,000 different people come and serve at The Farm this season.  We are humbled, honored and encouraged to live in such an incredible community that has chosen to invest their time with us.  Words fail so we simply say thank you! The Farm Weekly...

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