Farmers & Producers

Tour of A Wren’s Nest Farm

Photo Credit: Paul Alhadef Photography

That’s Natural! Reports

Paul and Tammy Alhadef were awarded a “Tour Grant” from Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education).  This grant is allowing Paul and Tammy to offer to the community a tour of A Wren’s Nest Farm in August.

A Wren’s Nest Farm is a micro-farm, focused on niche products such as herbs and flowers, eggs sales, soap making and pork sausages. Visitors will not only see how diversification can be profitable, but will also glean from the tour ideas for creating an urban homestead.

“Much of what we do here at A Wren’s Nest Farm could be accomplished on a city lot,” said Tammy Alhadef, who owns the farm with her husband Paul Alhadef. “Anyone can make soap in their garage, or raise an attractive vegetable garden that will fit seamlessly into their landscaping.”

Edible landscaping is a feature at the five-acre farm, nestled in the crook of the Arkansas River. Heirloom French pickling cucumbers climb an arbor that leads to the front door of the house. White globes of flowering garlic sway along a picket fence, alongside wildflowers such as Cosmos, German chamomile and Echinacea. Pumpkins ripen along the lane that leads to the house, decorating the road just in time for trick-or-treaters.

Visitors will also meet a menagerie of chickens, ducks, turkeys, hogs and fiber animals.

The community, farmers, and producers are all invited to join us on the farm on Saturday, August 7, 2010.  We will start at 10:00 AM, have snacks, and plenty of time for Q&A at the end of the tour.

This is a wonderful opportunity to empower yourself with information on starting your own operation, or just learning specific tools/knowledge that will help you to become more sustainable.  We look forward to having you there!

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