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Special Volunteer Day: First Planting at the POST Skyfarm

May 20 @ 5:30 am - May 21 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Blackwood Educational Land Institute and POST Houston are proud to announce the first planting at the Skyfarm, the one-acre rooftop farm atop the historic building formerly known as the Barbara Jordan Post Office in Downtown Houston, on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Volunteers are invited to participate one or both days from 8 AM to 12 PM as Blackwood plants its inaugural summer crop of eggplant, okra, peppers, tomatoes, roselle, herbs, and more at the Skyfarm.

On Friday, 5/20 our first planting will also be featured on Good Morning America! Volunteers can join 5:30 AM to 8 AM to be live on the air with us.

The foods grown in this unique urban setting with Houston’s iconic Downtown skyline as its backdrop will be on offer to POST Market Hall eateries and at an on-site Farmer’s Market by late Summer.

The harvests from this inaugural planting at an iconic central Houston location will also be a powerful (and delicious) educational tool and illustration of the concept of food miles and how organic food can be produced with a greatly reduced carbon footprint through “regenerative practices” in the urban setting.

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Details

Start:
May 20 @ 5:30 am CDT
End:
May 21 @ 12:00 pm CDT
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Website:
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Organizer

Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Phone:
832-943-2324

Venue

Blackwood Sykfarm at POST HTX
401 Franklin Street
Houston, 77002 United States
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