Monday, November 30, 2015

Late 2015 Update

This blog isn't dead yet, but in reality it's most useful right now as a look into the first four years of the Slow Hand Farm CSA. Many of the links over there in the sidebar are historical, and no real production has been done under the Slow Hand Farm name since the beginning of 2013. In 2013 I folded Slow Hand Farm into Our Table Cooperative, and set up the first vegetable production there. In 2014 that expanded and I continued to develop and manage the vegetable production systems there. In 2015 I transitioned my role back to one of a consultant on that project and it's basically in their hands now. Our Table is a great project and is doing important work, but it didn't completely fit the kind of production I want to be focusing on and I wasn't ready to move out of my home in St. Johns, Portland, to be closer to Sherwood (or continue the long commute).

I've got a few urban agriculture projects brewing for 2016, but I'm not sure what they'll look like exactly, yet. I'm pretty sure none of them will be tiny CSA shares like Slow Hand Farm, but you never know. I still think that's a great model and maybe I'll find a good location to get back to that at some point (if you know of a property between 0.5 and 5 acres close to St. Johns, Portland, that's suitable for agriculture, definitely let me know, that's part of what it would take).

Meanwhile, I leave the archives of the original CSA project up here for anyone who wants to see what it looked like (including myself).