Towne's Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2011

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MSU Friends of Local Foods


TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary...6 About Towne’s Harvest...8 Mission, Vision and Values...9 The Value of Towne’s Harvest Garden...10 Partner Analysis...11 2011 Plan of Operations and Organizational Structure...12 2011 Expenditures and Income...13 Towne's Harvest Garden Layout...13 2011 Crop List...14 Production Summary...15 The Harvest...15 Labor...15 Community Supported Agriculture Program...16 Food Bank Partnership...17 Farmers’ Markets...17 Towne’s Harvest Distribution Summary...18 Integration into Academic Programs...19 Community Outreach, Events, and Tours...20 President’s Luncheon...21 Publicity & Project Dissemination...22 Lessons Learned...23 2012 Proposed Plan of Operation...25 2012 Proposed Organizational Structure...26 2012 Predicted Expenditures and Income...27 Towne’s Harvest Garden Income & Expenses 2007-2011...28 Towne’s Harvest Annual Timeline...29 External Funding for Towne’s Harvest Garden...31 Towne’s Harvest On-going Goals & Progress...32 Appendix...34 APPENDIX THG Income 2011 | THG Expense Records 2011 | 2011 Crop Notes | 2011 Harvest Log | CSA 2011 Member Flier | CSA Distribution Log | 2011 CSA Member Survey Results | 2011 Food Bank Donation Record


The Towne's Harvest Garden is a project of the MSU Friends of Local Foods Student Organization. Friends of Local Foods was formed in the fall of 2006 to bring a diverse group of students and faculty together to raise awareness about local foods and encourage sustainable lifestyles on campus and in the community. Towne's Harvest Garden is a 3-acre diversified vegetable plot located at the MSU Horticulture Farm. The name of the garden connects the history of the land to the present. Towne is the surname of one of five farmers who formerly owned land which was eventually deeded to MSU. The land where the Horticulture Farm and the Towne's Harvest Garden is located has been nicknamed Towne's farm for several decades.


Agronomy, Sustainability, Nutrition


Harmon A.H., A. Diffenderfer, & C. Holt et al. (2012). Towne�۪s Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2011. Towne�۪s Harvest Garden. Montana State University, Bozeman MT. Available at:
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