The Cobblestone Project, in collaborative partnership with the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Services, Downtown Bentonville, Inc., World Garden and with the support of Walmart Stores, is excited to announce the launch of The Farm initiative!
The Farm is a new initiative that involves the Cobblestone Project farming land to grow crops that will be used 1) to feed the hungry of NW Arkansas, 2) provide a foundation for Community Supported Agriculture opportunities and 3) provide financial resources from the sale of a portion of the harvest in order will offset operational costs and become fully self-sufficient.
The Farm initiatives has grown out of the story that began with Mark Horvath's (founder InvisiblePeople.tv) visit to NW Arkansas for 1,287 that connected Cobblestone Project with World Garden and their feeding initiative now known as The Cafe.
For the 2010 growing season, we will begin by farming approx. 5 acres with crops that include: Pototoes, Onions, Cabbage, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Radishes, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Squash, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Beets, Leeks, Shallots, Turnips, Spinach, Bush Beans, Eggplant, Okra, Cilantro, Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Basil, Sweet Potatoes, Collards and Peas
The team coordinating & advising The Farm includes...
- David Carter - Land owner & Agricultural Expert
- Mark Bray - University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture Coorperative Extension Agent
- Gary Davis - The Farm Site Manager & Farmer's Market Coordinator
- Barry Bryant - Volunteer & Civic Coordination
- Stephanie Bryant - Communications, Marketing & PR
- Mike Rusch - Coordination
For more information, please visit The Farm initiative webpage or contact Farm(@)CobblestoneProject.org