Location
We have three locations: K St, Valdora St, and County Road 95
Hours
Whenever you can stop by during daylight hours
Website
www.farmdavis.org
Established
October 31, 2009
Contact
farmdavis@gmail.com

Next Workday:: April 25 :: FARM 2.6 :: 11–1pm :: 25450 County Road 95

Next ALT.Farming Workshop :: Seed Saving :: May 2 :: 11am - 1pm at FARM 2.6

Amount of food we have donated since Oct 2009: 5562.75 lbs

About FARM Davis

FARM Davis is an alternative form of civic action, building community through sustainable farming of public and private space, assisting low-income and homeless populations, and integrating local and real food into mainstream culture and education.

We have 3 plots of land that we are transforming into a highly productive farms. Most of the crop output is donated to low-income and homeless resources. We share the remaining portion! Currently we are donating crops to Cesar Chavez Plaza, where no income/low income and formerly homeless people have a safe place to stay and to Davis Community Meals, a non-profit org that cooks meals for low income/homeless. If you need seeds for your garden, let us know! We would like you to use the seeds to feed yourself and if you can, to donate some of your harvest to someone who needs fresh food. Then save your seeds and give them away to someone else.

We have planned work days that are posted at the top of this page. Feel free to join us whenever you can– no firm commitment is ever required.

We have chickens and two horses. The photos below document how we started the K Street FARM and FARM 2.6.

Before FARM

a wasteful front lawn on K Street FARM 2.6 on County Road 95

 

Chicken Coop Progress Photos:

painted coop inside coop

PHOTOS FROM Oct 31, 2009 WORKDAY:

Ed (Very Seriously) Sniffs Manure! Michael's Amazing Compost Work + Robyn) Shoveling (Charlie, Dustin, & Geoff) Making Raised Bed Frames (Emily & Sonya) Planting Areas (Laura & Lauren) (Almost) everyone! End of day End of day

January 2010:

FARM Davis in January

February 2010:

FARM mustard in February

March 2010:

Poppies in March

April 2010:

from the street perfect head of lettuce

August 2010:

2-week old chicks-front to back: Georgia, Snowball, Hershey, Golden, Sunshine right to left: Sunshine, Golden, Hershey

September 2010:

hot peppers chard and corn watermelon okra

October 2010:

Cool Davis Event

April 2011:

Cocoa- the Ameraucana chick Blacky- the Black Sex Link chick Snickerdoodle- the Rhode Island Red chick Happy- the Buff Orpington chick

May 2011:

old fence, left over wood and a limb from the cherry tree pruning Three men and a bench

We Need

  • Positive energy people (farming experience not necessary)
  • Lumber
  • Hardware cloth for predator proofing the chicken coop
  • Valley Oaks or Bay Trees to use as a wind break
  • Fencing materials to keep turkeys out of gardens
  • Rice straw
  • Tractor, rototiller, or use of your tractor and rototiller 1-2 times a year
  • Blood meal or similar soil nutrients
  • Horse, chicken, goat/sheet, rabbit manure
  • Trowels, spading forks, wheelbarrow
  • Goat milking supplies
  • Lactating goats
  • People who want to start their own FARM project

Some Press

SF Moma Blog, June 2009
Videos on Potrero View
Podcast from Savannah College of Art & Design (MP3, 62.0 MB)
Local Dirt: KDVS Radio

Fast Company Magazine


The Davis Enterprise

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2009-10-13 15:58:30   Next workday: October 31, 1pm- come dressed as your favorite legume! —RobynW


2009-11-01 08:19:37   AMAZING workday yesterday everyone! Awesome people, great food, and we've almost got ourselves a FARM! —RobynW


2009-11-23 12:08:57   Yeay, i love the layout diagram. Just the sort of nerdy thing I appreciate. —sonyacollier


2010-02-26 18:15:24   wow, this looks like a great project! good work and great of you to share on the wiki! —DerekDowney


2010-05-19 08:59:58   This is awesome! —jefftolentino