Gardens For Good Grant Opportunity

Vote NFF!! This summer NFF will have 10 interns working in the Learning Garden, learning directly how to grow organic food, build soil, and garden sustainably. They will also sell the produce they have a hand in growing and tending to at the Fort Bragg Farmers Market, learning important job skills in marketing, presentation, and…

Summer Solstice Update

Happy Summer Solstice! It’s been a little while since we’ve posted and the garden is exploding with life rejuvenation, seed, welcome critters… so we thought it a good time to catch you up on this first day of summer. In this post: 2nd Bee Swarm Summer Interns and NFF Farm Stand New Grant Opportunity 2nd…

Noyo Food Forest is Hiring!

Be a key member of the Noyo Food Forest team! We are currently seeking a Program/Business Manager to join our team. Please see the Program/Business Manager Job Description for details. If you love the work we do, are interested in keeping the vision going strong, and think you possess the required qualifications for this position we…

Seeds of Change Grant

Your votes got us in the door for this Seeds of Change grant opportunity, however judges did not choose NFF as a finalist grant recipient (see the results here). Meanwhile come and visit us at the weekly Fort Bragg Farmers Market every Wednesday from 3 – 6p or come volunteer in the Learning Garden Thursdays…

Building healthy ecologies from the dirt up…

One of the humans behind Dirt Cheap and Mendo Ag… Works with policy makers in California, Colorado and Washington states to help guide public policy toward more sustainable agriculture models Designed the horticultural program for Carbondale, Illinois group, IESO, with a water recycling process that reduced the company’s water usage by 75% Collaborated on the…

Quinoa!

Temuco Quinoa – Grown on the Mendocino Coast! by Magnolia Barrett General Quinoa Facts The FAO of the UN declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa and recognized its importance in global food security  In 1993, NASA asserted that quinoa comes as close as any singular plant or animal could to supplying all the “essential…

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…

Joel Salatin In Person

  Joel Salatin, the farmer and author, will give a free talk Wednesday October 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Redwood Elementary School in Fort Bragg. Gallery Bookshop will be on hand with copies of his new book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, and sales will benefit the Noyo Food Forest. Salatin, hailed…

Note from gardener Linda Leitner

Hello Gardeners, This is an extra garden note about gleaning for the Redwood Coast Senior Center.   As you know the Senior Kitchen Garden grows food for the Senior Lunch Program.   I take surplus harvest from Jug Handle Kitchen Garden to the senior center.  Vendors at the Mendocino Farmers’ Market give unsold produce and…