April (snow) Showers Bring…

…summer produce! The planting season has arrived and although the snow this week pushed things back momentarily we are and have been busy in the dirt. We have peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, and others started indoors and peas, turnips, beets, spinach, and garlic started outside. On each of the next two Saturdays we will be hosting volunteers as we plant potatoes and build a few raised beds. If you’d like to help out at any point in the season please join our meetup group (www.meetup.com/table-garden-volunteers).

In addition to getting our hands dirty we have several things going on about which we are very excited.

First, in May we will be welcoming two interns for the growing season. We look forward to telling you more about them when they arrive next month. They’ll be spending 20-30 hours a week helping with and learning about urban farming.

Second, we’ve had two opportunities in the last week to be present at public gatherings to talk about the work and mission of The Table. Last week we put up a table display at a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fair in downtown Denver. An estimated crowd of 250 people attended to talk with local farmers and learn about their farms and produce. We connected with a good number of people and generated a waiting list for next season’s CSA shares. And last night we were invited to lead one of four breakout sessions at the second annual Faith and Food Justice Summit at St. John’s Episcopal Church. We had a small room jam packed with around 20 people as we talked about community, faith, and farming in Denver. We’re grateful for really cool opportunities like this to share our work.

Third, we have begun meeting with a core group of people who will help shape the future of The Table, as well as learn and grow together. We’re very excited about the potential of this group and how it may lead to the growth of The Table network.

Finally, here’s our most recent newsletter. Over the last two years we’ve been mailing the news to all of our supporters. However, our goal is to go completely electronic by the end of this year. Here’s the link: Table April 2013 Newsletter

Thank for your continued interest and support. We look forward to keeping you informed and involved as we grow, grow, grow!

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