FHC In The News

FHC In The News

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

FHC In The News

Happy Spring Break to our area students!

We are excited to spend this week with our students preparing for the growing season.

I wanted to share with you a feature Edible Indy recently did on the Center and a new feature the City of Indy’s Community Food Access Coalition (CFAC) is including in their monthly newsletter, The Beet.

Hope Staton, our Farm Instructor/Manager, and I were interviewed for Edible Indy’s recent article “Finding New Directions.” We were so thankful to get the Center’s mission out to more people through this piece.

Additionally, the City of Indy has asked us to contribute to their monthly newsletter on an ongoing basis. This is allowing us to keep key local officials, organizations, and friends of the Center updated on our achievements. I wanted to include our entry from the most recent edition:

Warmer Weather Means Time to Prepare

Hello, Beet Readers! While some days are starting to feel like Spring, we aren’t quite there yet. So, our students at the Felege Hiywot Center have been continuing their preparations for the garden and on the farm.

These steps must start with the soil. Without healthy soil, all of this work would be for naught. So, we have been working on learning about all of the aspects of composting: the various methods– and which might work best for our needs– and problem solving issues regarding the compost– what do we do when the Nitrogen or Potassium levels aren’t quite right?

In other eggs-cellent news, we are planning on reintroducing chickens to the farm this summer and have been learning all about how they will help amend the soil conditions.

To get ready for that, the students are working on plans to build a mobile chicken run that could fit over each of our raised beds and allow for fertilization and pest/weed control throughout the season.

As the weather warms up, so have our many preparations!

Thank you for your support! 
Aster Bekele