SCOTT – Earthshare Gardens is still accepting people to sign up for their community supported agriculture program for the spring growing season
“Community members can sign up for a subscription of vegetables, come out to the garden every week or every other week and pickup a box of produce that’s grown fresh and locally right on this property,” says Chris Adams the CSA garden manger for Earthshare.
When you sign up for the CSA program, you’re not just feeding you or your family.
“A portion of everything that we grow from the CSA actually goes to the food bank and that keeps all of our programs operational,” says Adams.
What can you expect from the 12 week spring season?
Adams tells News15 that Red Irish potatoes, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Russian Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Shards, Cabbages, and of course Carrots are all on the spring menu.
Everything from the compost to the crops is done organically and sustainability.
“We’ve been working on how to do it well and we have a community of other farmers in the region that are doing the same thing,” adds Adams, “We all get to and share information and work together on figuring out techniques that work here.”
If you have an interest in farming, volunteers are always needed.
“Earthshare Gardens is a way you and your family can be a part of a community and be part of growing food on the land,” says Adams.
Adams says that Earthshare current location in Scott was provided by the McMath family. Zack McMath is the president of the Acadiana Food Hub, another organization committed to offering fresh community raised produce.
If you would like to make a financial contribution or donate gardening supplies, you can find out more by logging on to earthsharegardens.org.