Towne�۪s Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2008
Harmon, Alison H.
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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 2008 Plan of Operations and Organizational Structure...12 2008 Expenditures and Income...13 Towne’s Harvest Garden Layout...13 2008 Crop List...15 The Harvest...16 Estimated Yields...17 Labor...18 Distribution...19 CSA Member Feedback...22 Integration into MSU Coursework...23 Community Outreach, Events, and Tours...24 Publicity...25 Lessons Learned...26 2009 Plan of Operation and Organizational Structure...28 Towne’s Harvest Proposed Annual Timeline...31 External Funding for Towne’s Harvest Garden...33 Towne’s Harvest On-going Goals & Progress...34 APPENDIX Friends of Local Foods Brochure | Towne’s Harvest Involvement Brochure 2008 | Towne’s Harvest Garden CSA Program Brochure 2008 | 2008 Newsletter Samples (2) | 2008 Expenditures Detail | 2008 Seeding, Planting Data, & Field Notes | Crop List Detailed Crop Notes | Sustainable Business and Marketing Plan 2008
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.
Harmon A.H., S. Robbins. et al. (2009) Towneï¿½Ûªs Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2008. MSU Friends of Local Foods and Towneï¿½Ûªs Harvest Garden. Montana State University, Bozeman MT. 81 pages. Available at: http://townesharvest.montana.edu/documents/THG_Annual_Report_2008.pdf.