We had an open house for our subscribers last Saturday and the gate between the neighborhood behind us (Bridlewood) was open to let neighbors through for the first time. Our hope for the gate was to increase the accessability to the farm by neighbors, but more importantly to offer another option for physical activity to our neighbors. We were so pleased that the first people to come through actually rode their bikes--four kids and their mom and their neighbor. Huge kudos to Alida, the mom for encouraging and modeling the importance of physical activity. We also owe a thanks to Doris Sanders, the Bridlewood Neighborhood Association president and the Association for giving us permission to put the gate in. Doris and her family also used the gate last Saturday to visit the farm. The open house was hugely successful and we enjoyed giving farm tours and talking with our subscribers. We plan to open to anyone who wants to come on August 13.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.