Swamped!

The February Floods are here! Despite the seemingly ever-rising tide that is inundating everything, the garden team is still hard at work in the field, seeding, planting, harvesting & hustling to keep the food flowing. In the previous storm about fourteen of the fiberglass roof panels were blown off the Shade House roof; luckily with…

winter bees

Matthew, NFF’s amazing Garden Tech, designed and had 3-D printed this bee feeder. (Click image for an intimate look at the feeding bees, be sure to click image again after it opens to zoom to high res.) More info and video from Matthew’s process coming next week!!   2017-01-20 UPDATE via Yotoen (Matthew) Please enjoy the short explanatory…

SEEDTray Internships!

We are still accepting applications for the paid internship with NFF!! FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM HERE Quick info: Upon completion of 80 hours of work, interns will receive a $400 stipend. Hours for the after-school internship are: Tuesday 3:30-5pm Wednesday 1-5pm Thursday 3:30-5pm Every day is different and so are peoples’ schedules, therefore…

Miraculous Chayote

by Matthew Richards I had the good fortune to attend a recent talk given by Linda Leitner the venerable head gardener at the Redwood Coast Senior Center; the topic of the talk being a remarkable perennial gourd thought to originate from Mesoamerica. It is known by many names throughout the world but “Chayote” (Sechium edule)…

CA Farm To School Program

Friday December 11th, 2015 our staff attended the Northern California Regional Gathering for Farm to School Network hosted by North Coast Opportunities. This event was held at the Willits grange and featured some truly amazing farmers, gardeners, food service directors, and a mass of other folks who are dedicated to the health and wellness of…

Growing More Than Just Plants

Summer is a busy time in any garden, but especially in the Learning Garden where high school students participating in Noyo Food Forest’s Summer Youth Internship Program learn the ins and outs of running a small farm through hands-on experience. There are two groups of six interns during the summer season, each working for four…