Towne's Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2009
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 2009 Plan of Operations and Organizational Structure...12 2009 Expenditures and Income...13 Towne’s Harvest Garden Layout...13 2009 Crop List...14 Production Summary...15 Harvest...15 Crop Yields...16 Labor...17 Community Supported Agriculture Program...18 CSA Distribution Data...19 CSA Member Feedback... 20 Food Bank Partnership... 22 Farmers’ Markets...23 Towne’s Harvest Distribution Summary...24 Integration into MSU Coursework...25 Community Outreach, Events, and Tours...27 President’s Luncheon...28 Publicity...29 Lessons Learned...30 2010 Plan of Operation and Organizational Structure...32 2010 Predicted Expenditures and Income...33 Towne’s Harvest Garden Income & Expenses 2007-2010...34 External Funding for Towne’s Harvest Garden... 37 Towne’s Harvest On-going Goals & Progress...38 Appendix...41 APPENDIX 2009 Budget Expenses Marketing Plan for 2009 Farmers’ Market Operations | Planting Map Farmers’ Market Log | LRES Capstone Experimental Design Farmers’ Market Produce Prices | Planting Schedule Farmers’ Market Income Comparisons | 2009 Crop Notes THG Internship Application | 2009 CSA Member Brochure THG Intern Agreement Form | CSA Distribution Log Intern Hours Record | CSA Weekly Distribution Data ‘Towne’s Weekly’ Newsletter Samples | CSA Value by Crop Culinary Marketing Student Research Posters | CSA Weekly Attendance | Food Bank Distribution Log | Food Bank Weekly Distribution Data and Totals
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. (2010). Towneï¿½Ûªs Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2009. Towneï¿½Ûªs Harvest Garden. Montana State University, Bozeman MT. 89 pages. Available at: http://townesharvest.montana.edu/documents/THG_Annual_Report_2009.pdf