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Burundi Women's Farm Starts CSA

The public can buy vegetables grown in a garden on Sams Street.

, an impoverished African nation, have been growing crops several years on land off Sams Street and selling produce at the Grant Park farmers market.

Now the women's farm has started an eight-week community supported agriculture (CSA) program.

The deadline to sign up for the CSA is May 1, said Global Growers Network, which helped start the garden.

Produce will include spinach, green onions, collards, cilantro, radishes, peas, kale, leeks, mustard greens, garlic and swiss chard. Pick-ups will be located at Umurima at 121 Sams St. in Decatur.

For information or to sign up for the CSA, email contact Angela at angela@globalgrowers.net.

Global Growers Network is also asking the community to donate tools for use at , a new agriculture venture for refugees and low income people on the grounds of the .

Tools can be donated 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Decatur Farmers Market and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at Decatur's Kitchen Garden.

For a list of needed tools, visit www.GlobalGrowers.net or www.facebook.com/GlobalGrowers.


 

Deborah April 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
More proof of Decatur's wonderful diversity!

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