Apr 17 2011
By Jason Rathe
We are lucky to share our water supply with the extraordinary urban farmer, Stefan Meyer. Stefan runs Growing Lots Urban Farm and grows a whole lot of vegetables on the abandoned parking lot next to our yard and office in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Go over to his blog (or stop by and see us) to see how he has transformed this derelict space into a highly productive farm.
Surprisingly, Stefan is already hard at work this spring. He has been augmenting his beds from last year and will be planting seeds soon. Since his beds are raised and sitting on an asphalt parking lot, his soil warms up fast. He has started spinach, and pea this past week and will follow that up shortly with lettuces (including the best lettuce on earth, arugula). His first CSA pick-up will be ready in late May.
He still has shares available, so contact Stefan if you would like fresh, healthy vegetables from his urban farm. Also, Stefan has agreed to supply periodic information on urban veggie production for Field Notes – so look for more from Stefan here in the months to come!